Explore royal castles of the U.K.

This weekend Prince Harry and Megan Markle will marry at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Royal Weddings have always been a favorite for the public, who enjoy watching in the tradition and glamour of it all.  Castles bring out the whimsy and imagination in all of us, whether it be because of their history or the glitz and glamour.  Unfortunately, not all of us can be royalty, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore castles and treat ourselves to a little adventure every once and a while.  Here are some of our favorite historical castles if you happen to find yourself in, or are looking for a reason to visit the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Capture the romance on the world’s greatest rail journeys

Train travel is underrated. There is a charm and romance to be found traveling the rails. For many, boarding a train is almost like being transported back to a time when life was easier and more relaxed—everything a vacation should be. On a train, you can sit down, stretch out your legs and experience the world from a completely different perspective. Discover hidden destinations, scenic cityscapes, jutting mountains or rambling rivers all from the comfort of your seat.

Here are just a few ways you can experience rail travel throughout the world. Continue reading

Explore the Lei of the Land

With its sheer natural beauty, warm hospitality, seemingly endless activities and attractions, it’s no wonder almost nine million travelers visit Hawaii each year. Capture the pure spirit and soul of Hawaii with Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Only Norwegian visits four islands in seven days with overnight stays in Maui and Kaua’i, so you’re on an island each day. Norwegian Cruise Line offers a no-hassle, stress-free experience in Hawaii with a multi-award-winning itinerary incorporating four beautiful Hawaiian Islands—Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai—onboard Pride of America. Here are five reasons we think you should experience Hawaii by cruise. Continue reading

Discover Australia

Mainland Australia is the world’s largest island and also its smallest continent. It is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, includes over 8,000 islands and has over 7,000 beaches.

The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.  Australia is divided into six states and two territories.  Check out what makes each one unique: Continue reading

Celebrity’s Galapagos Islands – Wildlife Calendar

Celebrity Cruises recently announced the newest addition to the  Celebrity Galapagos Fleet, Celebrity Flora.  In addition to their new Celebrity Flora, they have the award-winning 100-passenger luxury mega-yacht Celebrity Xpedition, their mid-sized, 48-passenger Celebrity Xperience and their 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration.  They offer six unique cruise itineraries, 15 islands, more than 30 ports of call, and multiple packages from which to choose. Continue reading

Capture the perfect shot while on safari

You’ve booked your trip to Africa and you’re excited to go on safari to see the big five–lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo. How will you capture all the wonderful memories? Being prepared with the right photography equipment and a little practice, you can get everything from wide-angle landscape shots of a waterfall or mountain range to close-up shots of a lion or giraffe, on your once-in-a-lifetime trip. Continue reading

Welcome March

Greetings Everyone!

Here in Wisconsin, winter is nearly behind us. The temperatures will be getting warmer, and we’ll start to see signs of Spring.

It’s interesting to me how the change of seasons brings new food ideas. The warm caramel, rich tastes of winter fade into the Spring tastes of lemon and spring herbs like chives. Even my cooking classes change from more requests for bread and hearty winter fare to pretty mousses, madeleines and other lovelies. Continue reading