Edinburgh

2017-08-18T14:17:36+00:00

EDINBURGH   Edinburgh – Ten Fun Things to Do 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 a [...]

Edinburgh 2017-08-18T14:17:36+00:00

A Scotch Whisky Tour

2016-12-30T19:49:09+00:00

Whether you are a whisky drinker or a wine aficionado, a whisky “tour “ of Scotland is informative, fun and satisfying - taking you from the Lowlands to the Highlands to see the best scenery and attractions to be found in this country of friendly people. There are official whisky tours from packaged plans to [...]

A Scotch Whisky Tour 2016-12-30T19:49:09+00:00

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2016-11-03T13:42:59+00:00

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 evening and twice on Saturdays. [...]

10 Facts: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2016-11-03T13:42:59+00:00

Exploring Amsterdam

2016-11-03T13:42:49+00:00

Amsterdam and its Canals Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this city as a beginning or end point. One of the favorite pastimes of [...]

Exploring Amsterdam 2016-11-03T13:42:49+00:00

A Magical Place in Ireland

2016-11-03T13:44:18+00:00

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 Ireland 2016-11-03T13:44:18+00:00

5 Reasons to Visit the Tower of London

2016-02-05T19:48:00+00:00

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 London 2016-02-05T19:48:00+00:00

5 Things to Do in Budapest

2016-02-05T19:48:27+00:00

The beautiful city of Budapest, capital of Hungary, is one of the largest cities in Europe and straddles the Danube River (originally Buda was on one bank and Pest on the other). It is often the jumping off point for a river cruise or the end point of one. It is recommended you add a pre [...]

5 Things to Do in Budapest 2016-02-05T19:48:27+00:00

Dracula’s Castle

2016-02-05T19:55:15+00:00

Bran Castle, Romania Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting  Bran Castle tucked away on the Transylvania [...]

Dracula’s Castle 2016-02-05T19:55:15+00:00

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit

2016-02-05T19:49:26+00:00

When traveling in Europe, popular types of places to visit, besides museums and castles, are the churches and cathedrals. You’ll most often find these on the itineraries of guided tours and river cruise shore excursions. The cynical may comment the reason for this is that these buildings have free admission, but then the cynical are [...]

Transylvania Churches ~ Worth a Visit 2016-02-05T19:49:26+00:00

3 Fun (& Naughty) Things To Do In Paris

2016-02-05T19:58:05+00:00

Paris, Aerial View Of course there’s a million fun things to do in Paris (well that might be a slight exaggeration) but here are three with slightly naughty overtones that you might want to try: 1. Buy a lock and key combination (bicycle or locker type lock). Have it engraved with the name [...]

3 Fun (& Naughty) Things To Do In Paris 2016-02-05T19:58:05+00:00