Plan Your Getaway

 

This is where the fun begins!  So many possibilities and all those places to see. If you have not been there before, consider Europe. And if you have, we know you will want to go back!  You will find a multitude of interesting countries, all with their own unique cultures, inviting you to visit. History abounds everywhere, rich in every country. But nothing happens until you have a plan…

We’ve lived in the UK and have naturally spent lots of time there.  But we also are in Ireland and Italy frequently, as well as France, Germany, Spain and a host of other countries.  Once you get to know Europe, you will find that you feel at home everywhere.

You may want to start by looking at your own family. If you have relatives, or even ancestors, from a particular region, that can become the basis of a great trip.  Or, if you speak a foreign language, by all means…go there and hone up your skills.

We’ll try to give you the benefit of our own experience here on the site and make suggestions for places to see, to stay and what to do.  To get started, just click on any of the country links at the top of each page or to the right to explore the possibilities.  We are constantly updating the site, and our goal is to write helpful information about all the countries where we visit.  The process takes time, so some pages will point to our tour site for now.  But keep checking back, as we will be adding more information regularly.

Have fun!

Europe

Sunflowers in Tuscany

It's that time of year to see the Sunflowers in Tuscany. But that's just a few of the many things you can do there. Going to Florence or Rome this summer? Don't miss Tuscany, get out of the city and see the countryside, where the real charm and la dolce vita lies....

Outstanding Finds around Yorkshire

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire I always enjoy visiting historic country house estates. They are usually chock full of history, art, architecture and beautiful gardens too. Hardwick Hall was all of that but the history is particularly interesting as Bess of Hardwick who...

An Idyllic Week in Yorkshire

Many people who visit the UK focus on London, which is a great city with lots to do.  However there is so much more to the UK than London, just as there is more to America than New York.  A scenic spot to the north with something for everyone is  Yorkshire. In...

The British Isles

Outstanding Finds around Yorkshire

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire I always enjoy visiting historic country house estates. They are usually chock full of history, art, architecture and beautiful gardens too. Hardwick Hall was all of that but the history is particularly interesting as Bess of Hardwick who...

An Idyllic Week in Yorkshire

Many people who visit the UK focus on London, which is a great city with lots to do.  However there is so much more to the UK than London, just as there is more to America than New York.  A scenic spot to the north with something for everyone is  Yorkshire. In...

Not your usual Car Hire company

Car Hire Companies are out of control!  Need to hire a car in Europe?  The state of the industry is terrible! Practically all the car hire companies won't even rent to you unless you take their expensive extra insurance package.  Or if they do, they hit your credit...