Cruise Embarkation – What Happens on Embarkation Day?

ARRIVING IN VIENNA AND BOARDING OUR RIVER BOAT - BOARDING PROCEDURE: Paris and The Heart of Europe - Uniworld River Cruise - Day 1: In spite of having done a few river cruises, and any other cruises for that matter, embarkation day always causes little jitters.  Will our booked airport … [Read more...]

How Good is Your River Cruise Company?

How Well Your River Cruise Operator Handles a Crisis is a Mark of the Company's Reputation: Our Uniworld Paris & the Heart of Europe Cruise was supposed to be on the River Princess starting in Vienna on June 23rd. The early June flooding of the Danube  and other European rivers caused havoc … [Read more...]

Eurostar Check-in at Gare du Nord

The Eurostar Check in Procedure at Paris Gare du Nord is Easy and Painless: Our recent trip to Europe was an interesting one from a luggage perspective. Apart from our mobile office and camera equipment, we had clothing and shoes for the cold weather in Paris, smart clothing for our two-week … [Read more...]

Living Like a Local in our Paris Apartment

Renting a Paris Apartment was a New Experience that Worked out Well: After many hours of searching for a Paris apartment, I finally settled on booking Olivier's apartment through the VRBO network. When you haven't rented apartments directly from strangers in the past, you get a bit uncertain … [Read more...]

Booking your Paris Apartment

Booking your Paris Apartment Requires Some Work if You Want the Right Apartment: Over the past years, our visits to Paris have always been short trips of no more than a week and like the majority of visitors, we have always used hotels for our Paris accommodation. But for this trip, where we will … [Read more...]

A One Night Stop at the Hotel Regina Elena

Hotel Review: Best Western Regina Elena Hotel, Santa Margherita Ligure: When our coach shot past the centre of Santa Margherita Ligure and pulled in at the Best Western Regina Elena Hotel further up the road, we were a little disappointed. We were only staying in the Italian Riviera for one … [Read more...]

Useful facts for travel to Ireland

Useful facts to help you plan your visit to Ireland Festivals Public Holidays Visas Health Time Electricity Weights & Measures Money, Banks etc. Useful Telephone Numbers Festivals There is a HUGE number of events and festivals, both traditional and modern, in … [Read more...]