Taormina is a charming little Sicilian town. It sits high above the Mediterranean Sea, and provides a gorgeous view of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. It is also my last stop for this cruise.
The terminals at LAX (that’s Los Angeles International Airport, in case you don’t know) have always been a bit…bland. The decor is dated and lacks personality. Amenities, aside from a newsstand here and an overpriced sandwich shop there, are practically non-existent.
Compared to the sleek, aesthetic, modern international airports located in cities like Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Vienna, LAX is like a mid 90′s Ford Taurus. It gets you to where you want to go, but in the most dull and boring way possible. But in the coming months, that will all change. Continue reading »
Malta is a small chain of islands that lay in between northern Africa and Sicily. It has a rich history dating back to the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Nowadays, its sun-kissed beaches and resorts are a favorite destination for European vacationers.
It was a bright, blue sky day as I sailed into Malta’s main port: the Grand Harbor of Valletta. Continue reading »