The number of Travel Apps being introduced to the mobile marketplace is astounding. It seems every day our ‘Wicked Good’ email box is filled with news of Apps just begging for a try out. Since neither Linda or I have an iPhone, we usually have to wait for the Android and Blackberry version to come along – which means […]
In the city of York, with its colourful and fascinating history and wealth of attractions, it can be difficult to know what to visit first. A good place for art lovers to begin exploring York, is Tower Street, where both established and promising artists exhibit their work every six weeks.
If you’re planning a stag weekend (a.k.a bachelor party), you want it to be a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t bother following the crowd and visiting the same destinations, hitting up the same bars and beaches as all your friends have. You only get married once–so make your stag weekend unforgettable!
Lisbon is a great city for walking although there are some steep hills. We took a half day private guided walking tour around the central city, Baixa, and the old Moorish district, Alfama, with www.LisbonExplorer.com . Our guide was excellent, speaking perfect English and giving us a good orientation to the neighborhoods around our hotel along with a lot of insights not found in guidebooks.
Being an island nation our seafaring past is still evident in our ferry ports and the numbers of people who choose to travel to the continent by ferry. The ferries are used for day trips to the continent, two night mini cruise getaways, or simply to transport holidaymakers and their cars across the sea ready for the onward journey to their holiday destination. Travelers going to Holland, Belgium, Germany and even further inland into Europe can do so from Hull.
Caution: We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths. It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers […]
Dramatic lighthouse accommodations dot the coastline along the east and west of the United States and along the shore of the Great Lakes. Imagine wandering along a craggy coast this summer and staying at an historic lighthouse that’s been turned into a charming Lighthouse Keepers Inn or captivating Bed & Breakfast. Fascinating Lighthouse Inns can […]
We’ve found a great UK company that is specializing in convenient, budget friendly all inclusive vacations for Europe and beyond. FirstChoice.co.uk is the first mainstream travel company to offer all its hotels and resorts on an all-inclusive basis. There is no doubt that all-inclusive vacations are becoming increasingly more popular as vacationers realize how stress […]
If you’re thinking of heading to the UK and exploring beyond London, why not visit one of the most famous cities in the world – Liverpool? Situated in the North West of England, Liverpool is a two hour train ride from London, and is definitely worth the journey.
Here’s a terrific Spring promotion being offered by Open Skies the all business class airlines. Purchase an airline ticket from New York or Washington DC to Paris and receive a free connecting train ticket to one of 14 cities throughout France. Here’s your chance to experience the beautiful French countryside with ease, as a private […]
We’re all accustomed to the low, low offers advertised by huge mass market cruise lines who want you to vacation with thousands of other passengers, but rarely do the premier luxury guys get into the act. Well that has all changed this year with some wonderful promotions being offered for summer sailing in Europe. Here […]
Sceptre Tours has introduced a number of luxury tours of Ireland at really fabulous prices. Over the past few years Sceptre Tours has made a glowing name for themselves by offering budget travel to Ireland, Britain and Italy. In fact the folks at TravelZoo recently named them the “Best Overall Provider of Outstanding Travel Deals” […]
It feels like only yesterday when we were celebrating Christmas and yet Pottsitauny Phil has promised that Spring is already fast approaching. Now is the time to plan your escape to another part of the world this Spring. Why not take this opportunity to plan a journey to one of the world’s best spring […]
We’ve selected our favorite inexpensive accommodations in three of our favorite European destinations, London, Paris and Budapest to help you stretch your vacation budget. When you think about the term ‘cheap accommodation’, what comes to mind? Visions of dingy shared hostel dorms with iron bunk beds and thirty people to each bathroom? Subsistence meals from […]
Shopping in Italy is absolute heaven for all fashion lovers! When you think about Italy the first things that may come to mind are: Pizza, legendary football, delicious wine and of course fashion. Italy is the residence for legendary designers such as: Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. If you are a fashion […]
Vacationing in Amsterdam is always exciting, and in fact, they often set new trends for social venues. Such is the case with a new tradition…. Friday night parties at the Van Gogh Museum. Just after dark the museum dims their lights, sets up the bar and brings in the DJs. From 6 to 10 pm […]
Being such a popular destination, it can sometimes feel impossible to get away from the well beaten tourist trails in Spain. The amazing Paradores change all this for returning visitors, and along with a few insiders tips make for a truly unique and surprising vacation. The Paradores are historic buildings including convents, castles and monasteries […]
Will this be the year you see the Northern Lights for the first time? (You know it’s on your bucket list.) And you don’t have to travel all the way to Alaska or Scandinavia either – Iceland Air will whisk you to Reykjavik on a 5 hour flight from Boston or New York for 3 […]
As the European summer draws to a close, the tourist hordes head home. Berlin is the ultimate autumn destination with the city’s events calendar in full flow and a multitude of stylish new Berlin hotels and international restaurants dotted all over. The savvy traveler will wrap up cozily and stroll the leafy streets by day […]