Annecy – The Little Venice of France

Annecy a Little Venice: Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region, is a beautiful and popular resort town on the northern end of the Lac d’Annecy. Take a stroll around the old town and you’ll quickly see why this town has earned itself the tag of Little Venice. Little Venice A network of canals … [Read more...]

Annecy – The Little Venice of France

Annecy a Little Venice: Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region, is a beautiful and popular resort town on the northern end of the Lac d’Annecy. Take a stroll around the old town and you’ll quickly see why this town has earned itself the tag of Little Venice. Little Venice A network of canals … [Read more...]

Discovering Dijon on the Owl’s Trail

Discover Dijon by following the Owl's Trail: Dijon is famous for Dijon mustard, however the capital of the province of Burgundy has lots more to offer than just this condiment. From the early 11th century AD until the late 1400s, the province was home to the Dukes of Burgundy .   Burgundy was … [Read more...]

Belgian Chocolate Walking Tours

Discover Belgium's Heavenly Chocolates on a Chocolate Walking Tour: You don't have to be a chocoholic to know that Belgian chocolates taste really good and in this country, you can't escape chocolates! There are more than 2,000 chocolate shops throughout Belgium and this small country produces … [Read more...]

Brussels attractions – Mini-Europe

Mini-Europe - an invitation to travel: Where can you have a whistle-stop tour of Europe in a few hours, that costs only a few Euros per person and without boarding any planes, buses or trains?  The answer is - at Brussels' Mini-Europe. Mini-Europe is a fun, family interactive attraction where the … [Read more...]

Neuschwanstein fairytale castle

Mad Ludwig's fairytale Neuschwanstein Schloss: Many people are familiar with the alluring fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein as it has graced the cover of many travel brochures, been featured in airline advertisements and is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.  It is also … [Read more...]

Amsterdam sightseeing – Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans - Windmills and the traditional Dutch way of life: Windmills, tulips and clogs are some of the archetypical symbols that come to mind when we think of Holland.  So when the opportunity came to see a real life Dutch windmill, I made a trip to Zaanse Schans so that windmills are no … [Read more...]

Rüdesheim on the Rhine

A Night of Fireworks and Rheingau wines: Rüdesheim is one of the Rhineland's best known wine villages and has many attractions. This charming village is on the route of many Rhine river cruises and as passengers disgorge from their river boats, they are brought to Drosselgasse where they can … [Read more...]

Lisbon | Events and Festivals

Lisbon's month of celebrations: June is Festas de Lisboa and during this month of festivities there will be street entertainment, cinema, music and theatre, parades and folk festivities happening throughout the historic districts and all around town. If you like Fado music, there's a Fado … [Read more...]