Tagged with Europe

GERMANY’s Maritime City of Lübeck

GERMANY’s Maritime City of Lübeck

Just a short time exploring the cobblestone streets of Lübeck, Germany is enough to soak in the culture of this once major trading center founded on the Baltic coast in 1143. One of the thriving medieval cities of the Hanseatic League, a confederation of merchant guilds and market towns which monopolized trade routes in the … Continue reading

NORWAY | Vikings & Farmers & Fjords Oh My!

NORWAY | Vikings & Farmers & Fjords Oh My!

If you’ve never seen the History Channel’s action packed historical drama, Vikings, I recommend checking it out if you are planning a visit to Norway (or not; it’s that good). We visited a few ports of call during a Northern European cruise. While cruising isn’t my preferred way to travel, it was interesting to explore … Continue reading

DENMARK | 4 days in Copenhagen

DENMARK | 4 days in Copenhagen

What kind of European vacation do you take with nine travelers and one dog, spanning ages 13 to 92? A cruise is one way to go. I’d never done an ocean liner cruise before; everything I love about travel is on land. But when faced with this question, our family decided a cruise to see … Continue reading

IRELAND | Dublin, Kilkenny, Wicklow

IRELAND | Dublin, Kilkenny, Wicklow

Ireland is beautiful, even in the rain. Shoot, it’s beautiful because of the rain, right? In October, a friend and I were on our way to tour Morocco and we found it best to book our trans-Atlantic flight from the USA roundtrip to Dublin. Then we flew roundtrip Dublin/Marrakesh on Ryanair. This gave us the … Continue reading

Ancient Athens & Incomparable Islands | Greece

Ancient Athens & Incomparable Islands | Greece

GREECE JUNE 2017 I began planning my Greek odyssey the same way I do all my trips, with a healthy dose of research (that and a confirmed reservation to a yoga retreat)!  Internet blogs and websites, friends who’ve been and travel guides are my go-tos.  Here’s a basic strategy for planning. ++++++++++ When you have … Continue reading

4 Days in the Land of Fire & Ice – Iceland

4 Days in the Land of Fire & Ice – Iceland

WOW.  True it’s the name of the Icelandic airline, offering wonderfully inexpensive passage from North America to Europe.  It’s also the first word that came to mind when driving toward Reykjavik.  Iceland’s volcanic landscape appears lunar, other-worldly.  It’s oddly beautiful.  Because all flights are routed through Reykjavik, WOW allows you to book a free stop-over … Continue reading

RTW in 50 Days – TURKEY, Istanbul

RTW in 50 Days – TURKEY, Istanbul

USA | FIJI | NEW ZEALAND | AUSTRALIA | SINGAPORE | THAILAND | EGYPT | ITALY | TURKEY | USA Like all the others, I began writing this post during our time in country.  Also like many posts before, it wasn’t possible to publish it while I was there.  Sometimes we were too busy living … Continue reading