Maximizing Luxury Travel

I know I’ve had it during trivia games: “What is the largest port in Europe?” Answer: Rotterdam. During my recent river cruise during tulip season, we docked on the Meuse River in...

The Real Belgian waffles.

Much smaller than I expected, Antwerp was pretty much destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. After walking into the city from the River Scheldt, you can see what remains...

My daughter and son-in-law convinced me to watch the 2008 Colin Farrell movie In Bruges before coming here. I can’t say I would ever recommend anyone watch that dark crime/dramedy, but...

  We are not in *Holland. I traveled to Amsterdam to take a river cruise during the tulip season with several of my friends.  The trip was a tribute to a...

  It was a bleak morning when we walked into central Ghent, overcast, cloudy, and cool. Restoration has come a bit late to this city and as a result, a lot...

  If you’ve ever seen pictures on the internet of incredible, massive, and colorful flower displays, chances are you were looking at pictures taken at Keukenhof Gardens just outside Amsterdam. The...

Who doesn’t smile when they think of a windmill?  On this excursion during our trip on AMAWaterways, we had plenty to smile about.   The rain held off for our visit...

Spending an afternoon at the Floralia Flower Show outside of Brussels was heavenly. Even if there were no flowers, who wouldn’t love visiting the grounds of the historic Kasteel van Groot-Bijgaarden....

After a morning cruising through locks and idyllic scenery, we have arrived in Zeeland in the southern part of the Netherlands. Today we are visiting Middleburg the capital of the province, in...

The tulips are amazing. Our first full day on the AMAPrima river cruising has been a delight. It helps that we are blessed with perfect sunny, cool weather. We cruised through...