Hamburg – A Bustling Port City

Hamburg - A Hanseatic League City With a Very Modern Outlook : Hamburg, Germany's second biggest city is also the second largest container terminal in Europe after Rotterdam. Once a leading member of the Hanseatic League, this city on the River Elbe prides itself of its maritime … [Read more...]

Ullapool – A Fishing Village on Loch Broom

Ullapool was Once A Thriving Fishing Station: Ullapool is a small village on Loch Broom, approximately 55 miles north west of Inverness.  Our stop here at lunchtime gave us the opportunity to take a quick look around this picturesque fishing village. Ullapool began life as a village in 1788 … [Read more...]

Castle Combe – The Prettiest Village in England

A Visit To Castle Combe, The Picturesque Village Which Time Seems To Have Passed By: We were told that Castle Combe is the most beautiful village in England. The village is situated on the southern-most edge of the Cotswolds and a dinner excursion to the Castle Inn in Castle Combe will allow us … [Read more...]

Nordlingen – A Medieval Town on the Romantische Strasse

Nordlingen on Germany's Famous Romantic Road: Half way along Germany's famous Romantic Road is the town of Nordlingen. Nordlingen sits in the Ries Basin, a large crater which according to information by the Nordlingen tourist office was formed millions of years ago as a result of a meteorite … [Read more...]

Dresden – One of Germany’s most Beautiful Cities

Dresden on the Elbe: With its scenic setting alongside the winding Elbe River, Dresden is reputedly one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. When you visit this charming and historic city with its baroque architecture, it's hard to believe that most of the buildings have been rebuilt since … [Read more...]

Lübeck – A Symbol of the Hanseatic League

Lübeck Cultural Attractions Symbolize its Great Past as a Free Hanseatic City: Founded in 1143, this picturesque medieval town of Lübeck was a member of the powerful Hanseatic League and up to this day its cultural attractions symbolize the great past of Lübeck as free Hanseatic city. Lübeck … [Read more...]

Waterford City – Better Known for its Waterford Crystal

Once a Viking and Anglo-Norman Stronghold, Waterford is a Historic City: Mention Waterford, and most people would associate the name with Waterford crystal stemware and chandeliers. However, Waterford city, home of the Waterford crystal, is itself a town of significant historic … [Read more...]

Adare – One of Ireland's Most Picturesque Villages

Adare is Designated as a Heritage Town by the Irish Government: Adare is one of Ireland's prettiest villages and a major tourist destination on many sightseeing tours of Ireland's south-west. Situated on the Maigue river, a tributary of the Shannon river, Adare's existence dates back at least to … [Read more...]

Orkney Islands – Steeped in Prehistoric History

The Orkney Islands - Scotland's Northernmost Islands : Located off the northern tip of Scotland where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet are the Scottish islands of Orkney. Orkney is an archipelago of 70 or so islands covering an area of 974 square kilometres. The main island, known as … [Read more...]