One of the best ways to see a wide array of Greek islands is to hop on a cruise ship. Most are too small to have their own airports, and cruising is cheaper — and requires far less planning — than chartering a small sailboat. This way, you can relax as you travel, enjoying good food and an array of entertainment options.
Cruises vary in size, trip length and ports visited, with most being between five days and two weeks. Among the top places visited are the islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Crete, Rhodes, Paros and Milos. The islands span the Aegean and Ionian seas, and most cruises leave out of Athens’ port, Piraeus. Most cruise ships are too large to dock at the islands’ ports, so tender boats are a typical experience for reaching the islands.
Among the cruise lines operating such trips are Celestyal, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and more. There are also plenty of smaller boat alternatives, from chartering a private sailboat to hopping aboard a yacht with a limited capacity of 30 or so people. Companies like Wind Star Cruises and Seafarer Cruises operate such trips.
Ho Chi Minh City is the most-populous city in Vietnam, known for its historic landmarks, well-preserved French colonial architecture and vibrant street life. It’s home to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, the busiest airport in the country, and is the business and financial hub of Vietnam. Named after the revolutionary leader who declared independence back in 1945, the city is organized into districts, each offering its own unique offerings. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City:
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
The flavors of the Southwest are unmistakable and one of the many reasons to visit a place like Santa Fe, New Mexico. While there are lots of other great reasons to go to this New Mexico city, the culinary scene is one of the best, and that includes the city’s Margarita Trail.
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Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.