Desserts Aboard the Celebrity Reflection

What is in this Cuisine: Dining with Dietary Restrictions

The definition of cuisine is a style of cooking that is specific to a country or region. It can be cultural or geographic but for each individual the cuisine can take on a different perspective. What one person appreciates in a particular cuisine may not be to the liking of another and vice versa. For

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View of Santa Maria

Taste the Flavors of Santa Maria Valley

Most people when traveling to Santa Barbara County especially wine country visit Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez , Lompoc, Los Olivos and Los Alamos. They usually forget about the town of Santa Maria, the regions best keep secret. Santa Maria Valley is the most northern Appellation of Santa Barbara County’s AVAs. You might say the area

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Eastern Townships view to the US Border from Domaine Pinnacle

A Day in the Eastern Townships

Just outside of Montreal is a unique area in the Quebec Province called Eastern Townships. Located around 45 minutes southeast of Montreal, several hours from the city of Quebec, and borders Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Eastern Townships offers many activities for the traveler to experience during any season. The Eastern Townships is also

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View at Bassi Vineyards

Roll Out the Barrels: Wine tasting in San Luis Obispo

You might say it was a spur of the moment trip when the opportunity came to visit San Luis Obispo for the Roll Out the Barrels wine tasting event, I could not turn it done as it gave me a new insight into the wines of San Luis Obispo County. Having visited the area many

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Celebrity Reflection Tuscan Grille Restaurant

Behind the scenes on Celebrity Reflection

Wining and dining is an integral part of any cruise. Such was the case aboard the Celebrity Reflection. Bending over backwards to indulge the needs of all 3000 passengers is a feat in itself but Celebrity Cruises does it in style. Onboard the Celebrity Reflection there are seven specialty restaurants, the main dining room and

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Vie from Villa Beatrice d'Este

Colli Euganei: Discovering the wines of the Venetian Hills

In the hills above Padua within a thirty-minute drive from Venice is a small wine appellation known as Colli Euganei. Colli Euganie is well worth mentioning because not only is the countryside exquisite but unlike its neighbor, Soave that only produces white wines, they produce some pretty spectacular reds. The region is known for its

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Balcony View Hofsas House

Escape to the enchanting charm of Carmel by the Sea

Thinking about a summer weekend getaway, the California Coast offers some wonderful escapes. If you are looking for that idyllic place with a charm and quaintness that lives up to its name, Carmel by the Sea is the place to go. Around every nook and cranny there is something to be found. From its fairytale

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Hotel Mediterraneo Lobby

Hotel Mediterraneo: A fusion of the past and present

From ancient times to today Rome is full of history. There is the Pantheon, Colosseum, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica and much more. There is something around every corner for the traveler to see and learn. Even the hotels have a legacy, making their impression on the cities overall

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Rome Building Facades

Context Travel: Looking at Rome in a different light

There are many ways to tour Rome, Italy but if you are not one who wants to be part of a the herd mentality so often found in city tours, Context Travel can be the answer. It is not about numbers or cramming many sites in a couple of hours. It is about education and

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Mykonos Windmills

Celebrity Cruises: A day in Mykonos

It is day three of our Celebrity Cruise and the port of call is Mykonos, which is nicknamed the island of the winds. Visiting Mykonos one gets a very different sense of being. Although the town of Mykonos, also known, as Chora is very old, having everything painted white, gives one a vision of a

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