Travel to Van Dieman’s land, or Tasmania as it has been called since the mid-1800’s, is now something to look forward to rather that a life sentence as it used to be in the past. This large island off the coast of south eastern Australia, and across ...
The view from Shirley Heights Have You Been to Antigua? Antigua is the larger of the Leeward Islands that comprise the country of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean. An independent state since 1981, the country is promoted as a luxury destination to those seeking the warmth of the Caribbean sun and [...]
Cuba is a popular vacation destination especially with Canadians who flock to its beaches in the wintertime for an inexpensive holiday. With the country opening up to American visitors, Cuba may be on the verge of changing to accommodate many more sun-loving and curious tourists. Here are five things to do on your visit to [...]
One of the favorite island port of calls of cruise lines, St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles is a small (200,000 plus square miles) island in the Eastern Caribbean. Covered in lush vegetation, hilly – volcanoes – it has a small native population of about 175,000 which swells ...
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
A Gondola Ride Something everyone should have on their bucket list: taking a gondola ride in Venice. Evidently most people must think this way, as today there are about 400 gondoliers plying the waters of Venetian canals each day ferrying almost exclusively tourist clientèle. Gondola "stand" As everyone know,s Venice is built on a [...]
Rhodes the City, on the Island of Rhodes Rhodes is a very popular spot for tourists, but not one you hear about often or see in many travel photos. If you are going to Greece or Turkey, especially on a cruise, it should be one stop you should look for on the itinerary. The [...]
A Town Named for a 5th Century Irish KingThe first thing you should probably know about Dun Laoghaire, especially if visiting there, is how to pronounce the name of this seaside town, situated about 12 kilometers and a short train ride, from Dublin. Our taxi driver threw this little tidbit into conversation as he drove [...]