Déjà Vu: Game of Thrones Filming Sites in Dubrovnik

game of thrones dubrovnik

Kings and queens, knights, magicians, scoundrels, dwarfs, giants, dragons, witches, eunuchs, heroes, liars, and more. I won’t lie, I’m biased. Game of Thrones is the best medieval series ever to hit television, perhaps even the best series of any genre. The multiple Emmy-winning medieval fantasy … [Read more...]

Street Food: Don’t Leave China Without Eating This One Thing

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“Don’t go to street markets!” warned our Chinese guide from Viking River Cruises. “Dangerous. You get sick.” I get it. Nobody wants tourists to have a bad experience. Viking in particular caters to an older, affluent crowd who prefer fine dining and luxury experiences. Enter me, a … [Read more...]

Touring China’s Three Gorges with Viking River Cruises

China Three Gorges

China can be a logistical challenge for foreigners. The country’s recent tourism boom has put this country on many bucket lists, but maneuvering by plane or train is still difficult due to the language barrier and cultural differences. Touring by boat, however, is a different story. Viking River … [Read more...]

The Best of Barcelona

Barcelona

Ranked one of the most popular cities in Europe to visit, unlike its rivals London, Paris and Rome, Barcelona is also one of the most affordable cities on the continent, according to Forbes magazine. Walking through Barcelona is like walking around in a semi-dream state. The architecture … [Read more...]

Videos of China – Highlights and Street Markets

Three Gorges china

Highlights of China Claiming 5,000 years of history and culture, the discoveries of tea, silk, papermaking, printing, the compass, and gunpowder, Confucianism, through dynastic rule, and on to Communism, Chinese culture has made an impact on the world. The last few decades have seen not just an … [Read more...]

Finding Bliss in Bali

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First published by International Living Magazine. I'm not a morning person. But waking up in the plush surroundings of an ocean-view room in a luxury resort on the island paradise of Bali is a breeze. I happily left my cozy bed to take in the view from my private terrace as the soft orange and … [Read more...]

Food Markets in China: A Peek Behind the Curtain with an Insider

food markets China

Danny Tang, 48 years old, has been the Chef de Cuisine for Viking River Cruises’ Imperial Jewels of China tour for 10 years. It’s a plum job. China’s flourishing inbound tourism has led it to becoming the world’s second largest travel and tourism economy. The Asian country has sustained its … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Visit Mexico City. #9 is a Hoot.

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“Mexico City? Why would you want to go there? It’s dirty and dangerous.” I hear that every time I tell some unknowing person where I’m going. I’ve traveled solo to Mexico City and have never found either of those issues to be true. Oh, Mexico City! How do I love thee? Let me count the … [Read more...]

Why Everyone Should See China with Viking River Cruises

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Radio Interview with Kevin and Sue McCarthy Travel Planners Radio Show Internationally syndicated on the GAB Radio Network Broadcast on 1590 WCGO 3/25/17   China: The Ultimate Bucket List Trip Click on or below image to play     Overview China … [Read more...]

Adventures in Thailand: Caves, Kayaks and Breathtaking Beaches

Phuket Thailand

Phuket is Thailand’s tropical paradise. Dubbed “the Pearl of the Andaman,” it’s the largest and most well-known of the islands in the Andaman Sea on Thailand’s southern peninsula. It has a population of around a quarter of a million people. The island has a rich culture and history, and was one of … [Read more...]