Regal Cruises and Travel Blogs

Who takes care of what bills for a Destination Wedding?

on 07/03/2015 in Anywhere
Here is a guideline to who pays what. In any wedding, there are several parties involved. They are; The bride and groom The grooms buddies and parents The bridesmaids and parents Guests Attendants Now if you want a wedding where you do not have to shoulder every cost, you need to share out the costs to all these people. The...

Welcome Winter!

on 12/08/2016 in Anywhere
  The Winter Solstice this year takes place on Wednesday, December 21st.  The first official day of the winter season, it marks the shortest period of daylight – and longest period of darkness – on the calendar. No wonder cultures and religions around the world created winter solstice festivals that celebrate light.    For many of us these days, the...

New Cruise Ships Arriving this Fall in the Caribbean

on 09/02/2016 in Anywhere
If you like 'new ship smell', you won't want to miss the opportunity to experience some of your favorite Caribbean ports of call this winter – in a shiny new cruise ship. A number of new cruise ships made their entrance on the cruising scene this spring and summer in Europe. But as temperatures cool, they start their migrations, repositioning...

The Great Blue Hole of Belize

on 11/04/2013 in Belize
There's a lot that makes Belize an out-of-the-ordinary travel destination.  It is the only country in Central America with English as the official language (it's a member of the British Commonwealth).  Nearly half - half! - of the land in Belize is either a national park or a nature preserve, making it one of the most eco-responsible countries in the...

Say I Do In Mexico

on 05/19/2016 in Mexico
When planning the big day, we often want it to be special and out of the ordinary. We try to think of new destinations that will make it a "once-in-a-lifetime" memory. What better destination to achieve this than Mexico? Mexico brings a wide range of locations that you can choose to have your perfect day. With the animated town of...

Explore Haida Heritage at Kay Llnagaay

on 06/02/2016 in British Columbia
By Anita Draycott In Northern BC, the Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay is a cultural jewel on remote Haida Gwaii. Set in Skidegate, and anchored by traditional Haida totem poles, this centre is a stunning showcase of the local Haida culture and traditions, with a focus on the deep connection between the land, the sea and the people who...

Go ahead stay in a castle on your next travel adventure

on 05/05/2016 in Anywhere
​Have you ever thought about living in a castle while on vacation?  In countries such as Germany, Ireland, France, Italy and Scotland, you can often stay in a castle for far less than a hotel.   •    Castle Hotel Auf Schönberg  This castle is surrounded by a beautiful view of the Rhine River along with vineyards and trails for hiking...

History of Reggae Music

on 04/05/2016 in Jamaica
I am going to share a secret with you about the history of Reggae Music. I think now is the opportune time as I think you are at a place that you can handle it. This genre did not originate with Bob Marley nor his world renown song One Love. The term reggae was derived from rege-rege, a  Jamaican phrase...

Scotland, the home of Golf

on 04/17/2016 in Scotland
BY Anita Draycott Looking for the ultimate golf vacation. Scotland won’t disappoint. Consider this bit of trivia: Golf was first played in Scotland more than 600 years ago and today it is home to more than 550 courses across the length and breadth of the country Scotland was the host nation of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Scotland regularly...

Islay: Home to the Peatiest Single Malts on the Planet

on 04/17/2016 in Islay
By Anita Draycott To reach the Hebridean island of Islay (pronounced eye-la), home to some of the peatiest single malts on the planet, I took the ferry from Kennacraig on Loch Fyne. Approaching Port Ellen, the smoke belching from the chimneys of three of Islay’s iconic distilleries (Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg) stung my nostrils. Set on the jagged coast punctuated...

A Wee Dram or Two at Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain

on 04/17/2016 in Tain
By Anita Draycott At the Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain, I gleaned the basics about whisky production. The three ingredients for making whisky are barley, water and yeast. But the alchemy depends on where that water comes from, how long the barley is malted, the shape of the stills and the skill of the master blender. These factors and more give...

Eilean Donan Castle King of the Highlands

on 04/11/2016 in Eilean Donnan
By Anita Draycott As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet and surrounded by majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands. Although...