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Blarney Castle: A Magical Place in Ireland

Blarney Castle (Image: Pixabay) A Magical Place in Ireland | Blarney Castle There are probably few people in the western world who have not heard of the Blarney Stone. It has been for years a tourist pilgrimage for visitors to Ireland. They come in the droves, from ordinary folks [...]

Blarney Castle: A Magical Place in Ireland2020-05-08T18:35:59+00:00

Advantages of an Extended Stay on a Cruise

Advantages of an Extended Stay on a Cruise Many ocean cruises and river cruises often come with the option of extending your stay, either pre or post cruise, with a land tour. One of the most popular and widely known cruise tours are those associated with Alaska cruises. These land tours can encompass up to [...]

Advantages of an Extended Stay on a Cruise2016-12-29T16:42:29+00:00

Take the Whole Family

Multi Generational  Family Travel Family life has changed drastically from what it was fifty years ago, even from that of ten years ago. Families are smaller, usually both parents work, and grandparents may be working longer too. So, other than holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, getting everyone together to spend quality time can be [...]

Take the Whole Family2019-06-06T14:12:51+00:00

Exploring Amsterdam

Image courtesy of pixabay. VENICE OF THE NORTH: AMSTERDAM Amsterdam and its CanalsFlying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this [...]

Exploring Amsterdam2021-02-24T19:13:15+00:00

The Western Isles

The Hebrides Many North Americans have connections to Scotland, and many of those connections are to the islands lying to the west of that country, the Hebrides. It is a pilgrimage, a curiosity and maybe even a calling that so many wish to retrace the footsteps of their ancestors in this remote section of the [...]

The Western Isles2016-12-29T16:42:31+00:00

The Islands “lost” in the Atlantic

The North Atlantic Archipelagos There are three archipelagos of note in the north eastern area of the Atlantic Ocean that are a must for travellers – the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Madeira. The first and last are autonomous regions of Portugal while the Canary Islands are an autonomous region of Spain. Here are [...]

The Islands “lost” in the Atlantic2023-06-15T17:15:50+00:00

Windstar’s Windsurf, August 2013

Scotland, N Ireland & Golf! I was very glad to have taken this cruise on Windstar's Windsurf, as it is very different from any other ship I have been on. Although the small ship ambience was similar to Silver Cloud, the clientele were radically different – more casual and more "down-to-earth". Also Wind Surf had [...]

Windstar’s Windsurf, August 20132016-12-29T16:42:32+00:00
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