The villagers on this trip rarely see tourists. And I'm positive they've never seen one in a bikini.
It is the enduring watery equivalent of the tree of life, representing the story of our world.
From the bar to the spa, here are 10 things that make a perfect cruise ship.
The wealth of water traffic is endlessly fascinating, particularly the goods barges laden to the gunwales. One more small bag of rice could spell doom.
You're not just drinking wine in Bordeaux, you're drinking history.
The Bauernhausmuseum Schneiderhof is a beautifully preserved, 400-year-old slice of rustic German history.
Riverbanks flaunt thousands of years of history: serene Buddhas, golden temple spires and ruined palaces.
Fun is the overriding theme of this new offering.
Europe is all about intimacy. It's about small villages with long histories, and cities that can be explored on foot in a few days.
Peace and fragrant loveliness inhabit the green hills of Austria's Wachau Valley on the Danube.
It turned French in 1681, German in 1871, French again in 1918, German in 1940 and French again in 1944. Welcome to Strasbourg.
Egypt's archaeological heritage has been carted off to foreign shores for centuries. What remains is extraordinary, but will it last?