Don’t Miss These 3 World-Famous Markets

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 ...

Don’t Miss These 3 World-Famous Markets2018-12-19T20:36:37-05:00

Edinburgh

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 [...]

Edinburgh2017-11-20T16:01:38-05:00

Europe’s Christmas Markets

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 you [...]

Europe’s Christmas Markets2021-06-17T18:01:04-04:00

Ephesus

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 [...]

Ephesus2017-03-28T15:29:45-04:00

Romantic Venice

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 [...]

Romantic Venice2017-03-29T14:43:28-04:00

Exploring Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France One of the many enjoyments travellers have when experiencing a new country is visiting the historic buildings in the area. Most of the time, these are cathedrals or castles. If you could take castles – or in this case, chateaux, – and combine it with two other loves such as food and wine, [...]

Exploring Bordeaux2016-12-29T18:54:56-05:00

The Royal Edinburgh Miltary Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Miltary Tattoo Ten facts about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo you may not have known: Edinburgh Castle - scene of the Tattoo every August The first tattoo took place in 1950. A performance has never been cancelled in all this time since, over sixty-five years. It happens every August weekday [...]

The Royal Edinburgh Miltary Tattoo2016-12-29T18:54:57-05:00

A Magical Place in Ireland

Blarney Castle There are probably few people in the western world who have not heard of the Blarney Stone. It has been for years a tourist pilgrimage for visitors to Ireland. They come in the droves, from ordinary folks to everyday names in film, art and politics, to kiss the stone at Blarney Castle in [...]

A Magical Place in Ireland2016-12-29T18:55:02-05:00

5 Reasons to Visit the Tower of London

The Tower of London is a definite “must see” on any visit to London, providing a colourful journey into the centuries of history all contained within its immense walls.  It is a popular attraction, so don’t be surprised at the length of the queue to enter through its gates. To have more time inside, a [...]

5 Reasons to Visit the Tower of London2016-12-29T18:55:02-05:00
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