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The Queen’s Hamlet, Versailles

Situated in the area of parklands known as the the Domaine de Trianon (Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon with gardens), the Queen’s Hameau (Village) is associated with Marie-Antoinette. Consisting of ten buildings (factories), it was designed ...

The Queen’s Hamlet, Versailles2021-12-22T15:55:13+00:00

Castles on the Middle Rhine

Probably the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe is that of the Middle Rhine or one that takes in this section of river. The middle Rhine encompasses the river between the towns of Bingen and Koblenz in Germany and flows through the Rhine Gorge ...

Castles on the Middle Rhine2021-10-25T16:56:59+00:00

Bavaria & the Oberammergau Passion Play

If you wish to attend a once-in-ten-year event and enjoy the pastoral scenes of Bavaria in Germany, plan to attend the Passion Play at Oberammergau. What is this famous event all about?

Bavaria & the Oberammergau Passion Play2021-02-22T16:30:54+00:00

In Search of the Polar Lights

The Northern Lights are a great attraction for those of us who wander with a purpose on our vacations and an unexpected delight for those of us who don’t.

In Search of the Polar Lights2020-12-16T20:00:08+00:00

Celebrate Carnival in Venice – 10 Things to Know

Thinking that masks and costumes are just for Hallowe'en? Think again! Here are a few interesting facts about Venice’s Carnival: The Carnival in Venice is not a recent phenomenon. It has its beginnings in the Dark Ages and survived until the early 19th ...

Celebrate Carnival in Venice – 10 Things to Know2020-10-15T17:15:19+00:00

London Attractions

There are certain cities that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. London, England is one of them. A day or two’s sojourn won’t do this place justice though perhaps you will see a few highlights, enough to whet your appetite to return. To get the real flavour of the city ...

London Attractions2019-11-20T18:13:07+00:00

Messina, Sicily Must See: Amazing Astronomical Clock

Messina, Italy is a charming city on the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. It is often a port of call on many cruise line itineraries. If you do not have a shore excursion planned ...be certain to be in the square in front of the Messina Duomo Cathedral at noon.

Messina, Sicily Must See: Amazing Astronomical Clock2019-09-18T20:09:46+00:00

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?

Have you enjoyed a traditional British tea in your travels? If not, you are missing out on a delightful custom. You don’t have to visit the British Isles to partake of this meal as many hotels, restaurants and cruise lines offer their version.

Anyone for Afternoon Tea?2019-04-12T17:40:53+00:00

3 Fun Festivities in Europe

There are hundreds of festivities celebrated throughout Europe and if you are lucky in the timing of your travels, you may be able to attend one whether by design or by happenstance. For instance, many folks...

3 Fun Festivities in Europe2019-02-21T18:19:19+00:00
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