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8 Important Things to Know Before You Visit Italy

Heading to Italy? Learn how to blend in with the culture and avoid any misunderstandings or culture shocks with these top tips.


Visit Wales: Carved Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

The stone-carved animal wall in Cardiff is a must-see for tourists. Don’t miss it when you next visit the capital city of Wales, UK


Exploring Costa Tropical, Spain (From La Herradura to Salobrena)

Discover Costa Tropical, Granada's coastline on mainland Spain that has retained its beauty and local character. Explore an area that has so far escaped mass tourism. Feast your eyes on the scenic coastline, experience Spanish cuisine, learn about the local history and bask in the sub-tropical sun.


What to Know and Expect as an American Traveling to Ireland, Based on My Own Experiences

As an American re-locating to Ireland to be with my Irish spouse, there have been many things I've learned along the way, and many I'm still learning. I'd love to share with fellow Americans what I have learned for their own trips to Ireland.


The Faroe Islands: A Holiday Away From It All

If you want an unusual trip, visit the Faroe Islands. Halfway between Iceland and the UK, you will have a wonderful experience.


7 Unique and Unusual Places to Visit in Cornwall, England

A look at some of the more quirky things to see and do in Cornwall


Review of Turks and Caicos Islands From a Midwestern, Middle Income Point of View

If you are considering a trip to TCI, do a lot of research. Understand that “can” used in their literature should be the word “may”. Understand the definitions of “public beach” and “budget”. Read the official tourism site carefully and make your decision wisely. If you go, enjoy the sand and sun.


Is Leeds Castle the Loveliest Castle in the World?

Leeds Castle holds fond memories for the writer. After more than 40 years, Liz revisits the idyllic waterside setting in Kent, UK. Does Leeds Castle live up to her expectations and recollections? Is it 'the loveliest castle in the world'? Read on, explore the castle and decide what you think.


Visiting the Basilica of San Clemente: Rome's Famous Time Machine Church

The Basilica of San Clemente, often known as the "time machine church," is a must-see for history fanatics. This remarkable temple offers you a chance to explore three layers of history. A tour here begins with the Medieval basilica and ends with an astonishing underground level of Roman buildings!


The Lost Souls of the Cross Bones Graveyard in London

In medieval times, this was an unconsecrated graveyard in London for prostitutes, paupers, and criminals. There are no headstones, only an iron gate with ribbons, beads, and mementos.


6 Iconic Places to Visit in Cornwall, England

Cornwall is a magical land of endless adventures. From ancient ruins and beautiful beaches to bustling towns—you'll never grow tired of exploring this amazing countryside!


Top 10 Places to Visit in and Near Torremolinos, Spain

Explore highlights of Torremolinos and the surrounding area on Spain's Costa del Sol. Take the train to discover Malaga, the coastal region's main city, and the towns of Benalmadena and Fuengirola further down the line. Use this article to plan your visit. Enjoy a virtual tour of local attractions.


Sark Prison: The World's Smallest Prison

Sark Prison, the world's smallest prison with only two cells, has a colorful and vibrant history.


5 Must-See Places to Visit in Turkey

Officially the Republic of Turkey, this country is located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. It is a fantastic travel destination, both historically and in terms of natural beauty. From mosques to Cappadocia's rock formations, here are five attractions to see in Turkey.


Seeing the Book of Kells in Ireland

The Book of Kells, containing the four Gospels, has become one of the world's most important Christian artifacts.


Royal Naval College in Greenwich UK

Built between 1696 and 1712 the buildings at Greenwich were originally constructed to serve as the Royal Hospital for Seamen. From 1873 to 1998 it became the training establishment for the Royal Navy and is seeped in British history. Visit this historical site.


Why Chatsworth Is the Ultimate Historic House

As she continues to play host to royalty, nobility, film makers and visitors, Chatsworth House continues to work her magic on us all!


The Redevelopment of Birmingham City Centre

A look at some of the recent changes to the built environment in Birmingham, a city that is trying to shake off its tag of being an ugly concrete city with wide roads, dull architecture and a lack of attractive spaces for walking and cycling.


The 6 Most Romantic Things to Do in Italy for Couples

From swimming through Roman ruins on Ventotene to skiing in Cervinia, here are six little-known romantic travel destinations in Italy.


The Real Pros and Cons of Living in Rome as an Expat

A no-nonsense breakdown of what it means to live and work as an ex-pat in Rome, Italy.


7 Underrated Things to Do at Night in Rome

What underrated things can be done in Rome at night? From eating pizza at the morgue to an unforgettable starlit path, experience these seven underrated things in the Eternal City in the evening.


7 Stunning and Little-Known Places to Visit in Rome

From the "alley of the lovers" to a medieval fish market, you won't find these six little-known Roman sights in your travel guide. Make the most of your stay in the capital!


How to Enjoy a Day or Two in Venice (7 Things to See and Do)

From taking a walking tour with a local to grabbing a fresh granita while strolling through the Lido, here are seven fun ways to spend a day or two in Venice.


10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Iceland

Iceland has become a popular destination for visitors in recent years and for good reason. This article lists and looks at 10 of the main attractions that the Nordic island country has to offer.


Festivals in the Puglia Region of Italy

The up-and-coming Puglia region of Italy offers more than stunning landscapes, beautiful towns and friendly locals. If you visit at the right time, you can join one of the dozens of local festivals that the region is famous for. Here are some of my favourites.


Our Top 14 Refreshment Stops in North Gran Canaria

North Gran Canaria has much to offer travelers. Refreshment stops are a key element of sightseeing trips. Discover some of the most scenic and interesting places to stop for drinks and food whilst exploring some of the great locations in the north of the island from Las Palmas to the Agaete Valley.


Top 10 Places to Visit in North Gran Canaria

North Gran Canaria has much to offer travelers. From its capital, Las Palmas, to its award-winning city beach. Pleasant parks and gardens, interesting towns and villages. A rugged coastline and inland hills and valleys. Add in a rum factory, vineyard, and coffee plantation. So much more to explore.


Are There Hidden Tunnels Beneath Abbey Hulton?

Hidden beneath a ruined 13th-century monastery, surrounded by a council housing estate, lies a forgotten relic from World War II.


The Top 10 Things to Do in Abruzzo, Italy

Need ideas for what to do when visiting the Italian region of Abruzzo? Look no further than this top 10 list of great things to do, from hiking and skiing, to trying the area's food and wine, to exploring the coast.


5 Easy Tips for Visiting Rome

Visiting a foreign country can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you don’t speak the native language. This article will give you tips for food, tourist attractions, transportation, and airports in Rome.


How to Eat and Drink on a Budget in Amsterdam

Food and drink are vital ingredients of a great tourist experience, but how can you enjoy your time in Amsterdam, whilst not overspending on refreshments? Read on to find out how to achieve this. Pick up some money-saving tips along the way and learn about our favorite eating places in Amsterdam.


Eight Enjoyable Things to Eat and Drink in Italy

I have wonderful food and drink memories from a variety of Italian cities during a Wonders of Italy tour last year. Here is a small sampling of simple pleasures for the palate. Whether enjoyed in Italy or at home, buon appetito e salute!


Top 10 Things to See on the Water in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is characterized by its waterways. This article focuses on the different forms of water-based activity in the city. Discover the canal tour to suit you and find out about different floating transport options. Take a virtual water trip around Amsterdam without getting your feet wet.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Germany

Think you know Germany? Here are some fun facts you might not have known. While life in Germany can be comparable to the United States, they do have some interesting idiosyncrasies.


Visiting the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, France

Useful travel information and photos of the area around the D-Day beaches located in Normandy, France.


Top 10 Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the Venice of the North, is a great destination for a city break. Discover a list of free things to do that will enhance your time in Amsterdam. Experience city life in Amsterdam, outside and undercover for free.


Slovenia: 8 Reasons Why It Is Your Perfect Summer Escape

This article serves as a travel guide for Slovenia's Alpine wonderland. With pristine emerald rivers and stunning gorges and valleys, it is perfectly suited for all levels of adventures during the summer.


Historic Dublin: Where to Go and What to See

Dublin is an ancient city in Ireland, filled with the places that mark its significant events. Find out which sights give visitors an overview of its fascinating and turbulent history.


Stunning Positano: Jewel of the Amalfi Coast

Cliff-hugging, colorful Positano is the crown jewel of the Amalfi Coast. The sheer natural beauty of this region makes it one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations.


A Day Trip to Highclere Castle for "Downton Abbey" Fans

Dreaming of visiting the real location of "Downton Abbey"? Here is how to fulfill that dream and master the excursion to Highclere Castle in a day. The feeling of coming home is unparalleled.


7 Ways to Spend the Day in Seville

Seville has a wonderful selection of attractions. It deserves several days of exploring the food, sights, and views, but if you only have a day, here's how to spend it. This was an enjoyable day and evening of both relaxation and action in sensational Seville.


Things to Do on the Liverpool Waterfront

Looking for things to do on the Liverpool Waterfront? From museums, to live music, to restaurants, and more, the possibilities are endless. Dive in to discover some of the best experiences at this pretty riverside spot in north-west England.


Winter in Krakow: Tips and Recommendations

My recent adventure to Krakow, Poland, was an unforgettable one filled with incredible architecture, endless history and tasty food. I wish to share my experience with you and provide some tips and recommendations along the way.


Exploring Northern Cyprus (From Nicosia to the Karpaz Peninsula)

Take a tour around some of the top highlights of Northern Cyprus. See for yourself what this area has to offer and learn about its rich history. This article is a great resource for planning a trip to the area and an informative fact file for those interested in learning more about Northern Cyprus.


A Guide to Visiting Scotland's Culloden Battlefield

Looking for incredible historic sites to visit in Scotland? A guide to visiting Culloden Moor, the site of the final confrontation of the Jacobite Rising and the slaughter of Scottish clansmen in April 1746.


What to Bring When Traveling to Iceland in the Summer

Traveling to a new country is a great experience, especially if you take everything you need with you. Here is a list of items you should pack when traveling to Iceland in the summer.


Explore the Medieval Village of Lurs

Let's take a step back in time and explore the sleepy medieval village of Lurs, France.


The Beautiful and Surprising Phoenix Park, Dublin

Dublin’s Phoenix Park is among the largest enclosed grassland areas in Europe. The Park encompasses a variety of smaller areas which include historically significant buildings and sporting facilities. This article describes a number of them.


5 Incredible, Under-the-Radar Places to Visit in Southern France

A guide to visiting five fantastic, yet not-so-popular scenic sites and towns in the south of France, near the border of Spain.


A Self-Guided Walking Tour of 10 Central London Sites

This self-guided walk, starting from Embankment Underground Station, introduces you to the famous central area and the home of Britain’s parliament. You’ll get incredible photos, enjoy scenic views and make discoveries that you might otherwise miss, as I share my local knowledge.