Was Lawrence Speaking of Je Ne Sais Quois When He Spoke of Cagliari, Sardinia?
Cagliari is the capital of the island Sardinia, located in Italy. Considered the cultural capital of Sardinia. The island is noted for its art nouveau architecture. With a long and diverse history, it has become a popular destination on cruise and land-based travel itineraries.
The Flam Railway: The Most Picturesque Ride of a Lifetime!
Flam, Norway was a port of call on our cruise from Denmark and through the United Kingdom. It's a small village of about 375 residents located on the Sognefjorden, the largest fjord in Norway. Actually, the village sits between two fjords and the name is derived from the word "fla".
The Absolutely Perfect Hack When Spending Time at the Louvre!
Originally built as a palace for Phillip II, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. Holding a prominent spot in French history, this massive campus is located on the right bank of the Seine River.
Experience the Absolute Best of Bergen, Norway in 7 Hours!
The next stop on the cruise was Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. My pre-trip research had warned me of the cool, misty days this location often has, so we were prepared with warm clothes and waterproof outerwear.
My Embarrassingly Horrible Expat Secret Exposed in Palma de Mallorca!
I didn't know I would betray myself when I disembarked the ship in Palma de Mallorca! And to make my self-betrayal worse, it was in front of my traveling companion! Before I tell you what happened, let's talk a bit about Palma de Mallorca.
The Fabulous Views of Croatia From the Eyes of Elisona!
I wanted to show you what and how she sees things; A bird's eye view of the world, the way Elisona experiences it.
Rub the Nose of Dubrovnik’s Shakespeare for Good Luck! Really?
I suppose it might be cliche to say the Mediterranean pulls at my heart strings. But, friends, it does. I even found myself living in the region for 2 years. And, I've been on several Mediterranean cruises, but one particular destination sticks out in my mind as I think back on my travels.
Traditional Athens at It's Best! Take the Plaka Walking Tour
Athens has a history like no other city. In my opinion, it's one of the coolest places in the world! There is a spectacular mix of the ancient and the modern worlds in every step you take!
A Fantastic Impromptu Trip to Athens via Corfu! Planes, Ferries and Cars!
In September, we took an impromptu trip to Athens for a few days one of the perks of living in the Balkans is that quick international trips are no big deal, the flights are inexpensive and short.
What's the Best Way to Experience Marseilles?
I've been to Marseilles a few times.The first time I visited Marseilles, I was not impressed. It seemed to be just another port city. Being close to the end of a long cruise, perhaps, I was just too tired to enjoy the city? However, I had a fabulous time and came away with a whole new impression.
Refrain From These 3 Things While Traveling in Europe
To make the most of your Europe trip, the Author advises you to avoid three specific things. This article serves as a signpost for smart tourists who are looking to pack their bags and take a flight to Europe.
More of Monaco, the Playground of the Rich and Famous! And, Me?
I briefly covered the history of this sovereign state, discussed the "Curse of the Grimaldis", and outlined the Monaco of today. I also shared my James Bond-ish adventure on my first visit. Today, I will discuss, in more detail, the attractions or must see places of Monaco.
Why Paris Is My Favorite International City to Visit
Paris is my favorite international city to visit because there are a lot of things to see and do, the public transportation is good so I don't need a car, and there are diverse foods.
Tips for a Smooth Travel Experience in Europe
Some tips for a smooth travel experience include: you need to be vaccinated with a booster if your vaccine is more than 9 months old, be prepared to take a lot of covid tests unless you have the EU digital certificate, and remember to pack surgical masks and KN95 to board the planes.
8 Historical & Religious Sites To Visit In Rome
A List Of Italy's most Fascinating Religious And Historical Landmarks. If you love history and religion, then Rome is the place for you. The city is filled with amazing sights that give you a glimpse of ancient history in all its glory.
9 Foods You Must Try When Visiting Rome
List of foods to try while in Rome, Italy. You will certainly want to try a variety of Italian cuisines while you’re there. The nine foods I’ve listed below are just the tip of the iceberg, but they should give you a good idea of the unique flavors and tastes you’ll find there.
Visiting Comines, France: A Belfry Keeping Watch Over the Lys River Since the Middle Ages in the Heart of Flanders
Flemish belfries, including the looming structure at Comines, France, close to the Franco-Belgian border, can at times seem strongly to evoke the idea of a silent sentinel.
Visiting Ventimiglia, Italy, Overlooked by Its Medieval Cathedral Tower: Reaching for the Sky & Subterranean Rumblings
The Cathedral at Ventimiglia, Italy, is set conspicuously upon a hill overlooking the city; its history and associations are set deep in obscure allusions.
Southwest England: Seaton, Beer and Sidmouth in Devon; Lyme Regis in Dorset; Coastal Resorts, Fishing Ports
Take a visit to Devon and Dorset in the south of England with me, by way of a short holiday. Come and visit pretty coastal towns and villages and this beautiful, ancient countryside, with its Jurassic Coast, taking you back in time.
The Top 10 Holiday Attractions in London This Winter
If you’re into twinkling lights and delicious Christmas market cookies, there’s no better time to visit London than in December.
Visiting the Lanesborough Hotel: Commemorating a Republic of Ireland Town in the Heart of London, England
The Lanesborough Hotel, in Central London, England, commemorates, through the name of a family which was formerly prominent socially, a vibrant town in the Republic of Ireland. It lies a fairly short walking distance from the Embassy of Ireland.
Paris Is Great, but Aren't Many French People Mean?
Many people who go to France, including myself, have experienced what they thought of as derision, haughtiness, or downright meanness, from CDG airport or Orly to the streets of the 8th arrondissement. What's that about? Perspective makes a difference.
THE COTSWOLDS: Broadway
Broadway? We all think musicals, right? Well, let me take you to a very different Broadway, one with an equally absorbing experience and like the Broadway of entertainment will heighten your senses by the singing of birds, the buzzing of bees and the dancing of horses hooves!
Visiting Hallstatt in Austria
An introduction to the scenic mountain town of Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region of Austria. In this article I offer and overview of my experience of visiting Hallstatt and provide useful tips and advice for any discerning traveller looking to plan a trip of their own.
Vaccination Rules for US, EU Arrivals: New Rules Adopted
People who are fully vaccinated in the US or the European Union will no longer have to isolate themselves when they arrive in the UK from a country with an amber list.
Top 10 Most Expensive Countries in Europe
Some countries in Europe can be quite expensive to live in or to visit. In fact, there are several with costs of living among the highest in the world. But which countries are the most expensive and how do these expenses break down by category in comparison to costs in the U.S.?
The Eiffel Tower: The Magnificent Monument of Paris
The Eiffel Tower is the showcase of Paris. Annually, some seven million visit the Tower. The light shows of the Tower are tantalizing and an inspiration to artists. Built in 1889 for the World's Fair is stands today as the largest monument in all of Paris.
The Island Castle of Mount St. Michael's and the Town of Marazion, Cornwall, UK
The Town of Marazion, Cornwall, the UK with the famous island Castle of Mount St. Michaels and is one of the most visited sites in Cornwall with Mount's Bay offering a variety of watersports and glorious beaches.
10 Best Museums You’ll Want to Visit Paris
Paris is the city of art and culture, there are so many interesting museums, In addition to the big names such as the Louvre and Orsay, there are Rodin Museum, Orangerie Museum, Petit Palais - Fine Arts Museum, Jacquemart-Andre Museum, Musee national Eugene Delacroix, Guimet, and Picasso museum.
Beginners Guide to Paris
Passport to Europe Series - The Essential guide for first time visitors to the City of Light. From accommodations to transportation this straight-forward no-nonsense article will simplify planning for your upcoming Paris adventure.
Arnhem: A European Town Undiscovered
Arnhem is one of Europe's oldest cities but leaves a rich history that is otherwise forgotten as Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague are more popular. However, Arnhem may be ideal for a smaller and more quiet get away.
Tarnow Poland Travel Guide
Tarnow's (Tarnów) charming Galician atmosphere attracts tourists from all over the world who return again and again to re-experience this center of Polish culture. A unique mixture of buildings, as well as a Medieval street layout, give the Tarnow Old Town its own distinct flavor.
Krakow Piasek and Nowy Swiat Travel Guide 5 Amazing Tips
Krakow Piasek, known as Garbary until the 19th century, is west of the Old Quarter of Krakow. Frequent invasion and a lack of fortifications to prevent them hindered its development in the past. Some settlements with independent jurisdictions existed between Garbary and Wawel.
Visiting Leicester Square, London, England: An Historic Greening of a Hogarthian Locale
Mature London plane trees provide a canopy for Leicester Square, in the heart of the English capital. Its history provides memories of the heights and depths of achievement and even excess.