A 10-day cruise was a fun and relaxing way to see several new Mediterranean destinations, including Malta, Crete, and Sicily, while getting to sleep in the same bed every night.
After seeing many of the Greek islands and much of Athens over several visits, we still needed to explore more of Greece to see if it could someday be our new home. Thessaloniki was our next stop.
With a couple of day trips, we set out from our home base in Bergen to experience the Norwegian countryside.
Sometimes the soul of a place appears only when all of the people have gone. Read about how we learned this lesson at Mont-Saint-Michel.
We took a gamble in Monte Carlo, Monaco, without even stepping foot in the world-famous casino.
France is full of beautiful sites and amazing history, so it's difficult to pick just one postcard that sums it up. We went with this one.
Avignon is the perfect hub for seeing some amazing history, including four UNESCO World Heritage sites, give or take.
While Madeira is a terrific place to dive and snorkel, we'd just wrapped up a wonderful week in the Azores and were looking for a little variety. We also wanted to avoid the bustle of Madeira's capital, Funchal, which is where …