Since the 1960s, many dieticians have been singing the praises of the “Mediterranean diet,” citing the cuisine of Greece—particularly Crete—and southern Italy as a model for a heart-healthy way to eat. With meals that feature healthy doses of wheat and bulgur, fresh vegetables, olive oil, honey, and Greek yogurt, Greek cuisine features a surprising number of vegetarian-friendly recipes—as well as dishes that can easily be converted for vegetarians and vegans alike...
Congratulations to our 2011 Photo Contest Winners!
Wow! The quality of the contest entries we received this year was absolutely outstanding. The Grand Prize winner, submitted by 10-time traveler Laura Losito, is pictured here—but you can view the other winning photos in our Landmark, Nature, Local People, and Travelers categories. Congratulations to all of our winners. I really am impressed!
Ask Harriet: Daytripping in Dubrovnik
Q: We are considering the Hidden Gems of the Dalmatian Coast & Greece trip, however we would like to go to Mostar in Bosnia. It looks like we could break away and take a day trip while we are in Dubrovnik. Has anyone done this or know how feasible this excursion would be?
Meander Along the Rhine & Mosel With the Farmers
Our Romance of the Rhine & Mosel River Cruise began in Antwerp, Belgium— meandering through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and ending in Switzerland. This was our 27th trip with Grand Circle, and was led by our excellent Program Director, Rita...
Announcing Grand Circle’s New Small Ship Cruise Tours
I’ve been lucky to travel a few times to the Mediterranean, both by land and by ship—and there’s something about the water here that’s unlike any other sea in the world. It’s not navy, not royal blue, but its own beautiful shade. It’s just one of many reasons why taking to the sea is my favorite way to explore Greece and Croatia—and, as it turns out, Grand Circle travelers can now do so aboard my new favorite small ship: the M/V Arethusa....