Mystical, romantic and chic, Istanbul thrills honeymooners and all lovers of the fabulous and fascinating. It’s a unique and intriguing combination of ancient city and modern metropolis. You’ll find a well heeled fashionable set, palatial hotels with impressive spas, world class dining, historic sites, legendary night life, happening art scene, amazing shopping and trendy cafes, creating an exotic, lively ambiance.
No surprise: Mom and Dad are cruising with kids of all ages - more than 1.5 million a year. What’s notable is the 50% bump in families with children under the age of three, a trend that might be fed in part by the discounted fares offered by some lines for tots younger than two.
In general, the most family friendly cruise lines are: Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Cunard Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises.
Flanders: A Culinary Wonderland
Few countries offer a variety of beauty and texture as rich as Flanders’, and few can rival its gastronomy, history and charm. Your stay in Brussels should include a visit to the city’s interesting museums, including the Rene Magritte Museum, part of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Musical Instruments Museum.
Brussels is filled with awesome restaurants, and it is impossible not to be impressed with the variety and quality of the food. If you are an early riser, go for a run or a walk, and you will be taken in by the aromas of the freshly baked breads and pastries wherever you go. You can eat your way through the city finding the best shrimp croquettes, frittes, croissants, cheeses, pastries and a variety of over 135 Belgian beers. Some of my favorites were Rochefort, Leffe, Duvel & Chimay.