Travel Blog

Have a 'Nice' Summer Vacation

As the glamorous jewel of the French Riviera, Nice beckons beachgoers to stretch out on its shores. But there's more to it than a pebbly waterfront, pastel-colored buildings and palm trees waving in the breeze. Baroque churches surprise you in the maze of the Old Town's twisted streets; modern sculptures dominate the gardens as you stroll in the Place Masséna; ancient Roman Ruins provide the backdrop the summer jazz concerts in Cimiez; and the candy-colored onion-shaped domes of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral tower over you as you pass Avenue Nicholas-II. But Nice's cultural charms are often interwoven (and sometimes overshadowed) by its reputation for over-the-top partying.

Top Five Reasons Why Cruise Vacations are so Popular

By: Grant Eckert

There is perhaps no better way to unwind than taking a great vacation. However, many people find that planning for a vacation can be an additional source of stress. A vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but the preparation for the trip seldom is. Questions such as: where to go, what to do, and how to get there will undoubtedly arise when choosing the specifics for your trip.