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Ggantija Front View

Ggantija Temples – Gozo’s Megalithic Marvels

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, introduces you to the Ggantija Temples – Gozo’s Megalithic Marvels. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR.


In the last post, I introduced Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo by visiting the many wonders of the Dwejra area along with our Adventures Abroad group led by veteran guide Victor Romagnoli. In this post, we’ll visit another of Gozo’s major attractions, the megalithic temples of Ggantija. We’ll also deviate from the planned itinerary and visit a place that Ulysses liked so much that he stayed there for seven years. Please join us on another great day of exploration in this small, but historically very important country. Continue reading

Cathedral Ceiling

Mdina – Exploring Malta’s Ancient Citadel

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, visits Mdina – Exploring Malta’s Ancient Citadel. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR 

In the last post, we concluded our search for St. Paul in Malta at the small city of Rabat. In this post, we’ll walk on from Rabat into its sister city of Mdina to explore the cathedral, walk the narrow streets and enjoy the views of Malta from its high walls. Please join our Adventures Abroad group led by veteran tour leader Victor Romagnoli and local guide Chantelle Shaw on what promises to be an interesting couple of hours in this most interesting little country. Continue reading

Oracle Hole

Hagar Qim – Malta’s Major Megalithic Temple

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, spends a day at the unique Hagar Qim – one of Malta’s fascinating Megalithic Temples. 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 visited the Malta National Museum of Archaeology where we saw some of the artefacts found at the various places that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site The Megalithic Temples of Malta. These included this pendulous breasted woman from the temple of Hagar Qim known as the Venus of Malta. Continue reading

Three Tritons Fountain

Valletta – Malta’s Tiny, Amazing Capital City

Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, gives an intriguing insight into Valletta – Malta’s tiny, amazing capital city. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR


In the last post from our whirlwind tour of Malta with Adventures Abroad, we took a boat cruise around Marsamxett and Grand Harbour getting a close up view of the famous forts that the Knights of St. John used to repel the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. It was a great way to start the trip and introduced us to Jean de Valette, the Grand Master of the order at the time of the siege and the principal architect of the successful defense. In this post, we’ll visit the Maltese capital of Valletta which was also the brainchild of this man and his enduring legacy to the world. Please join our small, but mighty group as we take a walking tour of this World Heritage Site. 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

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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