Hotel Mediterraneo Lobby

Rome Hotel Mediterraneo: A fusion of the past and present

From ancient times to today Rome is full of history. Discover 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 travelers to see and learn. Even the hotels have a legacy, making their impression on the city’s overall character. One

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Touring Rome - Palazzo Della Cancelleria

Context Travel: Touring Rome in a different light

There are many ways of touring Rome, Italy but if you are not one who wants to be part of 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 delving

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Old Mission Santa Barbara

Car free and foot loose in Santa Barbara

There is something to be said about visiting a city car free. Hoofing it, breathing in the local culture and taking local transportation can get you right into the spirit of the location you are visiting. Santa Barbara has made it easy for you to discover the city without having to get yourself behind the

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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. While visiting Mykonos one gets a very different sense of being. Although the town of Mykonos, also known, as Chora, appears very old, having everything painted white, gives one a vision of

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Taromina Ancient Greek Theater

Celebrity Cruises: A day in Taormina, Sicily

Experiencing a different port each day is what a cruise is all about. Day one of the Celebrity Cruises on the Reflection from Rome to the Greek Islands brought us to Sicily. Landing in Messina our adventure took us to the charming town of Taormina. This hillside town that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea draws you

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The vineyards and view at Porto Carras

Porto Carras Grand Resort: Northern Greece’s enchanting coastal getaway

When one thinks of traveling to Greece, they typically envision visiting Athens, the Greek Islands, the Peloponnese and Santorini. Rarely do they foresee traveling north along the coast into Macedonia and beyond where one finds a hidden gem of a resort called the Porto Carras Grand Resort. To read more…

Holman Ranch: A place of celebration, passion and wine

When traveling to Carmel most people envision Carmel By The Sea but one must not forget the Carmel Valley, an area that highlights a more rural pastoral landscape. If you are a wine lover, many of the wineries have their tasting rooms in this valley. One such winery is Holman Ranch. To read more…

Matos Winery Prince Edward Island

Matos Winery: The hidden gem of Prince Edward Island

You never know where you might spot a winery. When a group of wine writers were touring Prince Edward Island, Canada they discovered there are three wineries on the island and of course being the wine journalists we had to visit at least one winery. We chose Matos Winery & Distillery. Most people traveling to

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Chateau Ste Michelle and Chihuly: A fusion of art and wine

Art, music, food and wine; what could be more tantalizing to all our senses than when you combine them all together. Such is the case when Chateau Ste Michelle offers a mixture of events to its patrons. From the mellow sounds of Harry Connick Jr. to the organic art forms of Dale Chihuly to the

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Marché Jean-Talon: Montreal’s quintessential market

The virtues of the city of Montreal come in many forms. History tells us that Montreal’s cultural beginnings were derived from both the French and the English. But the life of this city comes from charm of the old city, its harmonious sensibility and leanings towards music, its eclectic multicultural presence and if you are

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