Maison Carrée – Nîmes' Magnificent Roman Temple

Maison Carrée is neither Square nor a House: Right in the center of Nîmes is a magnificent little Roman temple, believed to be one of the most famous and best-preserved temples of the Roman world. Its name Maison Carrée suggests a Square House, but this building is neither square nor a … [Read more...]

Saint-Valentin – A Lovers' Village

Saint-Valentin named after the Patron Saint of Lovers: Deep in the heart of Champagne Berrichonne, in the Indre department, is the little village of Saint-Valentin which happens to be the only village in France carrying the name of the Patron Saint of Lovers. With their village sharing the name … [Read more...]

Thames River Cruises

See London sights from the Deck of your River Boat: A Thames River Cruise is one of the top attractions for many visitors to London and seeing the sights of London from the comfort of your river boat deck is certainly one of the most leisurely ways of doing your London sightseeing. But you don't … [Read more...]

Gretna Green Wedding over the Blacksmith’s Anvil

You no longer have to runaway to get married at Gretna Green: We were returning to England from Glasgow when our coach called into Gretna Green, a small village near the Scottish/English border. I have never heard of Gretna Green before, but obviously many runaway couples have as this village … [Read more...]

Whitby’s Landmark Lighthouses

Whitby Lighthouse History: Whitby's quaint harbour entrance is marked by two attractive pier lighthouses and two beacons, with the West Pier lighthouse being taller and more substantial than its neighbour. And if you're wondering why this sleepy fishing town has such huge piers and … [Read more...]

Amsterdam Attractions – NEMO Science Centre

Nemo presents Science and Technology in a Fun way for Visitors: On any canal cruise of Amsterdam's waterways, you will come face to face with a gigantic green building jutting into the water and which looks like a ship's hull. Meet NEMO, Netherland’s largest science centre, located about 15 … [Read more...]

Hop-on and Hop-off Amsterdam’s Canals

Sightseeing on Amsterdam's waterways is the best way to explore the city: Amsterdam's extensive canal network makes it possible to get around the city by canal and there are many operators offering canal tours. However, Amsterdam's canals and waterways offer more than a means of … [Read more...]

Amsterdam’s Canals – "Venice of the North"

Amsterdam Canals are a great way to get around on any Amsterdam Vacation: Amsterdam is a city of canals and its network of canals has earned it the title of "Venice of the North". On any Amsterdam vacation, one of the must-do things is to go on a canal boat tour. If you're on a Amsterdam to … [Read more...]

In Search of Montalbano – Ragusa, Sicily

Tracing the footsteps of "Il Commissario Montalbano" - A Sicilian Adventure: A repeat of the Inspector Montalbano drama series brings back lots of great memories of our holiday in Sicily. After the first series of Inspector Montalbano, we became huge fans of this Sicilian detective drama as it … [Read more...]

The Rock Church or Temppeliaukio Kirkko – Helsinki

The Rock Church - an interesting piece of modern architecture: Temppeliaukio Kirkko is more commonly known by its English name The Rock Church or Church in the Rock. It was designed by two architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, who chose a rocky outcrop as the site for their … [Read more...]