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Fishing Fleet, Marsaxlokk

Mosta & Marsaxlokk – Two Maltese Must Sees

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, is excited about Mosta & Marsaxlokk – two Maltese “Must Sees”. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR .


This will be my final post from the island of Malta which Alison and I visited recently on an Adventures Abroad tour led by veteran guide Victor Romagnoli. In the last post we visited the ancient capital of Mdina. In this post we’ll visit two more of the many must see sites on this amazing little island starting with Mosta which is where a 20th century miracle took place. After that we’ll spend some time in Malta’s most important and colourful fishing harbour, Marsaxlokk. Please join us for yet another adventure in Malta. Continue reading

St. Paul in the Sanctuary of St. Publius

Saint Paul in Malta

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, searches for evidence of Saint Paul in Malta. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR.


In the last post, our Adventures Abroad group led by Victor Romagnoli and local guide Chantelle Shaw visited the enigmatic cart track markings at Clapham Junction and came away no closer to the truth than thousands before us. The number of unsolved mysteries associated with this island nation are rapidly piling up. In this post, we are going to be on a little firmer ground as we go in search of evidence of Saint Paul in Malta. We’ll have the Bible as our chief reference source and every word of it is literally the Gospel truth, right? Please join us in a number of places where arguably the most important person in the New Testament after Jesus is known to have proselytized. Continue reading

St. Johns Cathedral Interior

Saint John Co-Cathedral, Valletta

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, delves into the importance and beauty of Saint John Co-Cathedral, in Valletta the capital of Malta. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR


In the last post on our Adventures Abroad journey to Malta our group began a walking tour of Valletta by entering through the main city gate and exploring parts of the city concluding at the Armoury in the Grandmaster’s Palace. However, there is much more to see in this smallest in area of all European capitals. Please join us as we continue our exploration of Valletta starting with the country’s most important church, Saint John Co-Cathedral. Continue reading

Colourful Boat

Grand Harbour Cruise – Malta from the Sea

Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, shares his experiences on the Grand Harbour Cruise, a boat tour of Malta from the sea. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR


This is my third post from a recent Adventures Abroad trip to Malta which was led by veteran guide and our friend Victor Romagnoli. In the first post I described getting to Malta while managing the many Covid protocols in place between countries, airlines and even hotel chains. In the second I extolled the excellent variety of meals and the wines to go with them that we had on this trip that made it so much more than just a sight seeing excursion. In this post I’ll start the exploration of Malta with Victor by taking a boat cruise around Malta’s Grand Harbour, but first let me introduce our local guide and our driver. Continue reading

Pressed Rabit Gululu

Maltese Food & Drink – A Pleasant Surprise

 Join Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, as he recounts his return to group travel with Adventures Abroad on our Malta tour, featuring Maltese food & drink. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR


This is my second post from a recent six day sojourn to the country of Malta with Adventures Abroad led by veteran guide and friend Victor Romagnoli. In the first post, I explained why Alison and I chose Malta as our first international destination since full vaccination allowed travel outside Canada for the first time in almost two years. I also tried to convey what it was like travelling abroad while complying with all of the Covid restrictions imposed by the jurisdictions we had to satisfy which were Canada, Germany and Malta and also Air Canada, Lufthansa and Hilton Hotels. In this post I’m going to focus on what the Adventures Abroad traveller can expect from the Maltese food and drink you’ll experience on this trip. For me this is always one of the most important aspects of visiting a new country, so please join us as we wine and dine our way through Malta. Continue reading

Maltese-Flag-1

Malta Tour – An Introduction

Today we welcome back Dale Dunlop for his first blog post since joining us back on tour post-pandemic in Malta. Join Dale of The Maritime Explorer as he recounts his return to group travel with Adventures Abroad on our Malta tour. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR


It’s been seventeen months since we said au revoir to our friend and Adventures Abroad guide Victor Romagnoli at the airport in Belize, little thinking or knowing that the world of travel was about to change irrevocably. Like most of the people who travel with Adventures Abroad, Alison and I have an innate desire to experience the wider world both for the thrill of it and more importantly for the understanding and perspective it brings to your own life. Armchair travel is great, but it can never replace the real deal. So while we understood and agreed that the Covid lockdown was absolutely necessary, that did not mean that we didn’t also have a great sense of frustration in not being able to travel internationally. After we were fully vaccinated, I was in regular communication with the folks at Adventures Abroad hoping that they would finally announce a guaranteed tour somewhere, anywhere. So when we learned that Victor would be leading a short tour to Malta we jumped on board immediately. Writing this post after the trip, I can say without reservation that it was the right decision and the right place to go. Here’s why. Continue reading