Advantages of a Cruise Tour

Advantages of a Cruise Tour

Cruise or Cruise Tour? Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to a week’s extra stay. […]

Dracula’s Castle

Dracula’s Castle

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 […]

The Old Bridge of Florence

The Old Bridge of Florence

Florence in Italy is full of wondrous sights for the visitor but perhaps the most beautiful spot, especially of an evening, would have to be the “old bridge”, Ponte Vecchio. Crowded most days with shoppers, sightseers, musicians and, alas, great opportunists (pickpockets), you may be hesitant to wade in but as with all locations some […]

Lost Love and Locks

Lost Love and Locks

Would you think twice about making a wish and throwing a coin into a fountain or wishing well? Probably not – unless it was your last coin and you needed it, of course. Most money is gathered up from public “wishing wells” and given to charity so it’s a nice gesture even if the wish […]

Ephesus

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, of Ephesus in Turkey. Ephesus was founded in the […]

Island of Skye

Island of Skye

Hills, History, and Hiking Heading to the Highlands, and visiting the island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides? Here’s what to expect: The Isle of Skye is connected to the mainland of Scotland by a bridge named,of course, “Skye Bridge”. Though it is the largest island ( except for Lewis and Harris) in the country, […]

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