Like our cover? We decided to switch things up a bit to showcase this magnificent beach scene and dramatic sky. The image of Cannon Beach in Oregon earned photographer Jeffrey Dowell a Tamron lens. Global Traveler and Tamron partnered in a Facebook contest, inviting travelers to submit their best images from around the world. Turn to page 82 to view the other 19 finalists.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Ever since 1974, when the Cunard Line inaugurated its “Cunard Insights” program of guest speakers — including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and John Cleese — onboard lecturers have delighted and enlightened cruise passengers. This trend is gathering momentum, with a variety of major guest speakers slated on upcoming voyages across the globe.