Pack Your Bags is a blog from Cruise Holidays of Flemington ( New Jersey, USA).

River Cruising – Around the Globe

River Cruising is More than Western Europe Most people when they think of a river cruise picture themselves on a river in the heart of Europe – the Rhine, the Moselle, or the Danube. A few others may think of France – the Seine, the Rhone, the Dordogne, the Saone  or the Garonne as [...]

By |2016-12-29T14:19:01+00:00August 6th, 2015|Pack Your Bags, RIVER CRUISING|0 Comments

Should I Travel in a Group?

If you are thinking group travel is anything like the old-fashioned bus tour, please think again. Group travel, especially on ocean or river cruises, gives you the best of both worlds – independence but support from fellow group travelers if you need it. Sometimes there is the bonus of an escort for the group, someone [...]

By |2016-12-29T14:19:01+00:00July 9th, 2015|ADVICE, Pack Your Bags|0 Comments

Amasra

The Little Port Town, unspoiled Museum If you are sailing the Black Sea on a cruise, one of your unique ports of call might be the tiny port town of Amasra in the province of Bartin,Turkey. It’s a small (population less than seven thousand) but very old settlement which today thrives on tourism. What to expect [...]

By |2016-12-29T14:19:03+00:00March 18th, 2015|EXOTICS, OCEAN CRUISING, Pack Your Bags|0 Comments

Andalusia and the Flamenco

Certain types of music and dance become associated with countries. Spain is no exception as one’s mind immediately hears the guitarist and sees the brightly dressed female dancer, her feet pounding a staccato beat and fingers clicking castanets. It’s the flamenco. But what exactly is the flamenco? The flamenco as we know it has only [...]

Tulip Time

The Perfect Time to Visit Holland One of the most spectacular spring holidays one can take is a trip to the Netherlands when the tulips are blooming. There are many towns and gardens around the world that also have vast displays of tulips and/or tulip "festivals" – for example Ottawa, Canada or Holland, Michigan – [...]

White Houses, Witches, and the War

St.Peter Port and Guernsey If you have ever read the novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Anne Schaffer and Annie Barrows, you will be intrigued by this delightful book and by the thought of visiting its setting, Guernsey. Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands lying off the coast [...]

Pizza and Gelato -O My!

The Attractions of Naples Naples – a city port along Italy’s west coast, capital of the region of Campania and 3rd largest municipality in the country. This is a droll description that does not conjure up much excitement in the traveler’s heart. But let me assure you, no traveler to Italy should miss this vibrant [...]