Avalon Panorama Ship Review

When I stepped aboard the bite-sized Avalon Panorama, I had no idea what to expect from a ship built to navigate a quarter-mile-wide waterway. The 166-passenger and 47-crewmember cruiser (the ninth Avalon Waterways vess el to be inaugurated into the European river cruise fleet since 2006; two more are in the pipeline for 2012) sailed … Continue reading

Tips For Small-Ship Cruising

As a small-ship cruising novice, I was fortunate enough to be invited on a Rhine River cruise last May with Avalon Waterways through work. I had no idea what to expect. I knew that small ships have access to¬†quainter, less-frequented and sometimes more remote ports and rivers, and the combination of these factors with a … Continue reading

Delicacies from Around the World

Food is the reason many of us travel. Whether it makes you lick or lips or your stomach squeamish, culinary curiosity often lures us to the edges of the modern world, in search of something sweet, savory and wholly unprecedented in regard to our gastronomic cache. Just sharing some incredible eats that I’ve come across … Continue reading