Plan Your Getaway
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.
Traveling by Rail with Luggage
Planning to travel by train in Europe? Our travel partner, Railbookers, has posted some great tips to help plan for your next trip. Unlike the airlines, there are no weight limits for your luggage on European trains, but remember - you have to be able to take care of...
Almost time for Royal Ascot!
Iceland is open for business!
One of the most fun and often refreshing places you can visit now is Iceland. We've stopped many times and always enjoyed our trips. It is now open for fully vaccinated visitors. Here are a few things you can do:
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...
Alaskan Heritage in Ketchikan
If you are interested in things to do in Ketchikan, check out these links! Looking for a place to stay in Ketchikan? Check out these options...
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Hotel Review: Hampton Inn Nashville Goodlettsville
Some may balk at this review of a hotel belonging to the lowest chain of the Hilton brand, but our experience with this particular Hampton Inn has always been more like coming home than staying in a hotel. We’ve stayed at this hotel in the past, and we always enjoyed...