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...]

Hotel Ancora – Right in the Centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo

Hotel Ancora Enjoys An Ideal Location in the Centre of Cortina d'Ampezzo: Hotel Anchora is a family-run hotel right in the centre of the ski resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. We stayed here during our September visit and were pleased to find the hotel right on Corso Italia, the main pedestrian … [Read more...]

Hotel Punta Tragara – A Historic Capri Hotel

Hotel Punta Tragara - A Capri Hotel with WWII History: On our first walk across Capri island, we came by the Hotel Punta Tragara, a hotel with magnificent views of the coast of Capri.  A marble sign on the salmon-coloured wall of the hotel caught my attention. The Punta Tragara is a hotel of … [Read more...]