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While you will want to spend a full day touring the Old City’s sites and the next couple of afternoons attending religious services or simply wandering the ancient alleys, you will also want to explore outside the city walls. Spend a morning at the Mount...

For Easter season, we’re going to focus on the Holy Land. There are few places on earth that have such appeal, such history, and such importance as the Holy Lands. Israel and the surrounding lands is, for Christians, Jews, and Muslims, a sacred place and...

Never heard of the Aran Islands? Most people haven’t – but these islands are spectacular.   I love islands and until the age of 25, when I visited Ireland, I honestly believed that all islands were warm and covered with palm trees and sand. It turns...

Belfast is about two hours on bus, train, or car from Dublin. I took the bus and it was easy and scenic. There’s no passport check or notification that you have left the Republic of Ireland, but you’ll notice the Union Jack at homes and...

Whatever you do when you’re in Ireland, you must enjoy an afternoon or evening at their amazing pubs. In Ireland, much of the social world revolves around the pub – they are places to visit with friends and neighbors, celebrate life events, watch sports or...

Ireland is full of beautiful green fields, strong waves crashing against a rugged and breathtakingly beautiful coastline, ancient Gothic history and ruins, and a contemporary history of revolving peace and conflict with their neighbors to the east – Britain. The story of the Irish yearning...

For our last post in Norway- let’s go to the Arctic!   From the cities of Oslo or Bergen you can’t get to Tromso (Norway’s main Arctic town) directly on a train so you can either take a bus, the Hurtigruten, or fly (2 hours). You...

Last week we did Oslo, Bergen and the Norwegian fjords but, really, what better way to see the spectacular fjords than from the sea?   We would highly recommend visiting Norway and, when you do, spend your time on the Fjords –the best way to do...

Last week we focused on the Faroe Islands (smack between Iceland and Norway) so this week we’re going to Norway. Norway is tied with Ireland for the greenest place on earth I’ve ever seen, but, instead of flat plateaus and rocky lands, Norway is full...

Last week we were talking about the Northern Lights, so this week we’re concentrating on the Faroe Islands, which is also a well known location for Northern Lights viewing. While we’d highly recommend going to this quaint, unknown, and unexplored area of the world, we...