Sailing Into Venice With a Bellini in Hand Is Heavenly!
Sailing into Venice whilst listening to Puccini's La Boheme with a Bellini in hand is like Heaven on Earth! Venice is so cliche—but a must-see for travelers!
Observing Simplicity, Politeness, and Equality in Copenhagen's Culture
I spent time in Copenhagen as part of a pre-cruise excursion. The Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid, and taking a canal cruise were great. I also spent time in cafes chatting with locals and getting a feel for their beautiful city and lifestyles.
Finding Tranquility on the Island of Corfu, Greece
Corfu (Kerkyra), Greece, is across the bay from Saranda, Albania, my home for a couple of years. Depending on the weather, it looks as if you can throw a baseball and reach the island with little effort.
Top Places to Visit in the Golden City of Salamanca, Spain
Salamanca has many exciting landmarks and abounds with stories of its glowing sandstone buildings and its engaging scholars and writers. It has been a vibrant university town since the 1200s.
The Essential Guide for Traveling to Rome With Kids
This article is a guide to visiting Rome with your kids. I've curated a list of must-see sights, tips for navigating transit, and how long your vacation should be.
Barcelona: A Modern City Living Its History Everyday
Barcelona! Wow, where to start? It's a city that lives its history every day yet offers a modern lifestyle. I have been to Barcelona many times and can honestly say that I haven't even begun to see all that it has to offer!
The Je Ne Sais Quoi Feel of Cagliari, Sardinia
Cagliari is the capital of the island Sardinia in Italy. Considered the cultural capital of the area, it's noted for its art nouveau architecture and long and diverse history, it has become a popular destination on cruise and land-based travel itineraries.
The Eiffel Tower: Fun Facts and a Fantastic Virtual Tour
The Eiffel Tower, or The Iron Lady, is a must-see in Paris. How can you visit the city without spending time at this iconic landmark? Even if you lack the time to actually go up it, don't worry, you can view it from most places in the city.
10 Weird and Wonderful Facts About the Paris Catacombs
There's a lot more going on under the streets of Paris than you might think.
What Is the Best Way to Experience Rome?
Rome is one of my favorite cities in Europe! I have been many times and every time I find something new and interesting. I've seen Rome on foot, by a private driver, and by tour but find the best way to experience it is using a multi-stop, self-guided tour bus!
9 Reasons Why San Sebastián–Donostia Is Worth Visiting
Spain has many major cities worth seeing, but San Sebastián–Donostia stands out in the North, enveloped by Pico de Europa and the Atlantic. The city's earned the second most Michelin-starred restaurants and has so much more to offer any discerning visitor.
The Very Best Walking Tour of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and Heraklion is the largest city on the island. I have been traveling to Greece since I was very young but recently I had the pleasure of visiting Crete for the first time.
A Rough Guide to Scotland: 10 Things to Do in Glasgow
A quick guide to the top attractions and activities in the city of Glasgow.
Road Tripping Through an Abruzzo, Italy National Park
This article details a short road trip taking in some of the Sirente-Velino National Park in Abruzzo, Italy.
Monaco, the Playground of the Rich and Famous and, Perhaps, Me?
I grew up with the story of the movie actress, Grace Kelly, marrying the handsome prince, Rainer, and becoming the Princess of Monaco. With role models like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, I thought this was a real life fairy tale. My dream came true the first time I visited the country!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 steeped in British history. Visit this historical site!
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 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.
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.