Dublin

Dublin

Dublin is a very manageable city to navigate. It is a good base in that you can mix city days and country days. You can maintain the city life for a wide selection of restaurants, music and night life and still see the rest of Ireland by day tours out. There are a...
County Wicklow

County Wicklow

County Wicklow is an often overlooked county in Ireland.  If you are planning a trip to Ireland take a closer look.  County Wicklow is just south of Dublin and holds the promise of something for everyone, from historic country homes and gardens to scenic mountain...
Ireland for Children

Ireland for Children

A few years ago, we took our then 4-year-old granddaughter, Anabel, on a trip to Ireland. High on the touring list was visually memorable places, fun for little ones and lots of music. Our particular 4-year old loves music and dance so the latter was very important....
English Countryside

English Countryside

There is no place more beautiful than the English countryside in the summer.  Penciled with little stone walls, fields of green and often yellow stretch almost as far as the eye can see.  Even a drive out a Motorway can be a pleasing experience, as there are no...
The Thames Valley

The Thames Valley

The Thames Valley gets its name from the famous River one sees running through London. It meanders from there through the countryside. During Henry VIII’s time the river provided an alternative route to his country homes, namely, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor...
London

London

In our humble opinion, London is the best big city in the world, and we’ve been to most of them. We never tire of things to do here or run out of new discoveries. The arts, the architecture, the parks and the cultural diversities are a few of the reasons....
Trip to Austria ~ June/July 2016

Trip to Austria ~ June/July 2016

Viehhofen, Austrian Alps We’ll be staying in Viehhofen, in Cottage No. 20, owned by the UK Holiday Property Bond. Viehhofen is about 200km from Munich and about 85km south of Salzburg. Munich is probably going to be the best point of arrival.  There are 3...
Bergen

Bergen

Recently we revisited Bergen, Norway. We had forgotten what a delightful city it is. Whenever you have mountains down to the sea, you know you have the perfect formula for a special experience. Bergen is such a place. Our September visit brought us not only beautiful...