Travel writers John and Sandra Nowlan recount their journey through the Rocky Mountains from Vancouver, British Columbia to Calgary, Alberta aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
A cruise can also be a rich culinary experience, as Sandra and John Nowlan discovered recently on the Crystal Symphony’s food-and-wine theme cruise from New York to Quebec City.
Century-old luxury hotels are not uncommon in Europe, but few properties do it as well as the Victoria-Jungfrau in Interlaken, Switzerland.
It can be a bit creepy. It might induce claustrophobia if you think too much about its location deep underground. But the Diefenbunker is a unique piece of Cold War history that takes visitors back more than 50 years to the era of two superpowers and growing worldwide fear of nuclear conflagration.
Sandra and John Nowlan boarded the luxury ship Crystal Symphony for its Classical Music tour of several Baltic ports, including a three-day sojourn in St. Petersburg, Russia. On board were several classical music greats.
How do you improve on a Four Seasons luxury resort in the tropics? That was the challenge last year facing Sandals, the all-inclusive Caribbean chain, when it acquired the 200-hectare beachfront property on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas after Four Seasons closed.
Ever heard of swimming pigs? As Sandra and John Nowlan discovered, these porky darlings of the Bahamas, turn out to be quite the ocean swimmers — and they don’t even need water wings!
Sandra and John Nowlan travelled with famed environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau along the Amazon. They profound beauty and deep threats to a river that holds more than a fifth of all the fresh water on earth.