There is such a category as culinary travel, a chance to stay in a new country (or region) with the specific goals of learning to cook and eat a local dish. A popular one of these culinary jaunts has you hunting the raw ingredient too. That ingredient is truffles.
There are certain cities that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. London, England is one of them. A day or two’s sojourn won’t do this place justice though perhaps you will see a few highlights, enough to whet your appetite to return. To get the real flavor of the city ...
Messina, Italy is a charming city on the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. It is often a port of call on many cruise line itineraries. If you do not have a shore excursion planned (or even if you do) and just want to explore on foot or by horse-drawn carriage ...
There are two special events in travel concerning designated arbitrary lines on the globe: crossing the Equator which separates the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and crossing the International Date Line.
You can’t say you have truly experienced Hawaii until you have attended a luau. Luckily these days you don’t have to wait for an invitation as luaus are staged as entertainment just for visitors like yourself on all the major Hawaiian islands.
One activity most travelers engage in when visiting other countries is shop. Even the tourist with the most antipathy to shopping can’t resist a token item to remind them of their journey. And at the opposite end of ...
Edinburgh Ten Fun Things to Do in the Scottish Capital Did you know that Edinburgh is the most popular city to visit in Britain after London? Located in eastern Scotland on the Firth of Forth, it is the Scottish capital, center of finance, education and law in the north, as well as [...]
The Christmas Markets of Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that will greet [...]
An Open Air Museum Did you know that to see the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean you need to visit what was at one time referred to as Asia Minor? This would be the ruins of the once mighty city and seaport, Ephesus, in Turkey. Ephesus was founded in the [...]
A Gondola Ride Something everyone should have on their bucket list: taking a gondola ride in Venice. Evidently most people must think this way, as today there are about 400 gondoliers plying the waters of Venetian canals each day ferrying almost exclusively tourist clientèle. Gondola "stand" As everyone know,s Venice is built on a [...]