Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective

221b Baker Street is one of the most famous addresses in London: If you've watched the latest and very modern Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, you would have been reminded of 221b Baker Street, the home address of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. Well, at least … [Read more...]

The Legend of Robin Hood Lives on in Nottingham

In the footsteps of Robin Hood with an audio trail: If you've grown up on a diet of weekly television episodes of Robin Hood, books and movies on the adventures of Robin Hood and you love everything to do with the Legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, you can now follow the trail of this famous … [Read more...]

Nîmes’ Remarkable Jardins de la Fontaine

A Visit to Jardins de la Fontaine or Fountain Gardens: A delightful place to enjoy some quiet time in Nîmes is at the Jardin de la Fontaine or Fountain Gardens.  The Hotel Imperator, where are staying, is located on the Quais de la Fontaine, so we are within easy reach of the gardens.  The … [Read more...]

Les Arènes – Nîmes' Roman Amphitheatre

Nimes' amphitheatre is still as sturdy as the day it was built: Built at the end of the first century AD, Nîmes' amphitheatre, Les Arènes, was built from stone and designed mainly to cater for the battles of gladiators. Les Arènes may not be the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire but it is … [Read more...]

Lisbon Sightseeing on a Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Discovering the Sights of Lisbon is as easy as Hopping on and off: Discovering Lisbon on your own is easy with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Hop-on hop-off tours give you the freedom to discover Lisbon at your own pace as you can stop at places of interest for as long as you like. … [Read more...]

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...]