IT IS IN THE NATURE OF THINGS we love to want to trace them to their beginnings. It is also in the nature of things we love to enjoy sharing them with others. Put the two together, add a ship, and that is what wine enthusiasts can expect on a wine cruise. Sail along historic rivers, disembark to visit wineries, walk the vineyards, taste the wines and later, on the ship, enjoy dinner with other wine lovers while sipping wines highlighting your meal. A wine-rich day ends with a peaceful night’s sleep as the ship sails on to tomorrow’s vinous treat.
One of the world’s cruise lines, AmaWaterways, offers the wine lover a host of such pleasures. It has, in fact, 65 wine-themed cruises scheduled along Europe’s rivers for 2020. They cover wineries along the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers in Bordeaux, the Rhine, the Main, the Danube and other rivers, visiting famed wine regions and introducing guests to less well-known ones.
For example, AmaWaterways’ seven-day Taste of Bordeaux cruise begins and ends in the city of Bordeaux and introduces passengers to both well-known and lesser-known châteaux. Another of its French wine cruises, Colors of Provence, sails along the Rhône River from Lyon to Arles.
Moving eastward in Europe, the cruise line’s seven-day Gems of Southeast Europe embarks from Budapest and sails along the Danube River through the less familiar wine worlds of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.
A new AmaWaterways wine cruise, Treasures of the Main and Rhine Rivers, leaves from Nuremberg and finishes in Amsterdam, with visits to wineries and vineyards as well as medieval architectural treasures along the rivers.
A cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel, AmaWaterways’ Rhine & Moselle Fairy Tales, feels, at times, like a fairy tale come to life as it combines Europe’s steepest vineyards along the Moselle with lovely white wines and old, storybook- like villages.
And AmaWaterways offers still more wine cruises. Prices vary according to the cruise, the choice of stateroom and the length of the sail. Welcome aboard.
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
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THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened its third Aiden by Best Western. The Aiden brand is designed to give travelers boutique, modern, stylish and locally inspired stay experiences. The new property is situated in Warm Springs, Georgia, adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel and Event Center.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers savings up to $3,050 per person on select voyages when booked by July 8. Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT), Tahiti, is included. Deposits for the select sailings have been reduced to $250 per person.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Through Sept. 7, guests at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas can enjoy the No Resort Fee Summer promotion. The resort will waive daily resort fees on all reservations, and guests can also take advantage of summer rates beginning as low as $75 per night. Book online or by calling 877 673 7678.