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 (or even if you do) and just want to explore on foot or by horse-drawn carriage ...
There are two special events in travel concerning designated arbitrary lines on the globe: crossing the Equator which separates the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and crossing the International Date Line.
You can’t say you have truly experienced Hawaii until you have attended a luau. Luckily these days you don’t have to wait for an invitation as luaus are staged as entertainment just for visitors like yourself on all the major Hawaiian islands.
One activity most travelers engage in when visiting other countries is shop. Even the tourist with the most antipathy to shopping can’t resist a token item to remind them of their journey. And at the opposite end of ...
Edinburgh Ten Fun Things to Do in the Scottish Capital Did you know that Edinburgh is the most popular city to visit in Britain after London? Located in eastern Scotland on the Firth of Forth, it is the Scottish capital, center of finance, education and law in the north, as well as [...]
The Christmas Markets of Europe In North America, the time approaching Christmas is usually fraught with Christmas gift lists and the mad scramble to buy, buy, buy. Often this time is stressful and many complain it takes the joy and meaning from the season. If this is the scenario that will greet [...]
An Open Air Museum Did you know that to see the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean you need to visit what was at one time referred to as Asia Minor? This would be the ruins of the once mighty city and seaport, Ephesus, in Turkey. Ephesus was founded in the [...]
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 [...]
Bordeaux, France One of the many enjoyments travellers have when experiencing a new country is visiting the historic buildings in the area. Most of the time, these are cathedrals or castles. If you could take castles – or in this case, chateaux, – and combine it with two other loves such as food and wine, [...]
The Royal Edinburgh Miltary Tattoo Ten facts about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo you may not have known: Edinburgh Castle - scene of the Tattoo every August The first tattoo took place in 1950. A performance has never been cancelled in all this time since, over sixty-five years. It happens every August weekday [...]