Head to Belfast in Northern Ireland, home to the Titantic and the “Game of Thrones” set. The tourism boom happening there makes the city an interesting spot to take your next vacation.
In France’s Provence region, the village of Menton is famous for its huge and delicious lemons, and hold a yearly festival with sculptures made of fruit.
The city of Skopje, in Macedonia, is full of huge statues of men on horseback. Some of the attractions appear to a work in progress, but the city is worth a visit and looks wonderful in the evenings.
The Guinness Factory at St James Gate is the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland, not only because the beer is so famous, but the interactive displays and history is very interesting and the tour includes beer samples.
Riomaggiore was my favorite of all time. It had such amazing views and delicious foods. I didn’t want to leave. It is a place where you want to become old!”
Two new museums opened in Vevey, Switzerland, and they’re too interesting to be called museums. Chaplin’s World and The Nest, about Nestle Co.
A guide to the city of Zadar, Croatia, where there is a sea organ that makes noises from the waves, and sunsets that Alfred Hitchcock called the World’s Best.
A week-long trip to the Faroe Islands off the coast of Denmark, reveals incredible vistas for a solo woman traveler, many different bird species, and hardy people who are known for their annual whale hunt.
A visit to Brussels, Belgium for chocolates and pastries, discovering the many different chocolates and the history of chocolate in Belgium.
The Matala Beach Festival, since 2011, has brought music, arts and hippies to the island of Crete. It’s a throwback to the hippies who once lived there.
Le Marche, in the northeast Adriatic side of Italy, is a wonderful place to paddle a kayak. Ann Banks shares her trip paddling and enjoying the cuisine, the history and many attractions of this unheralded region of Italy.
Alicante is a bustling and thriving city on Spain’s east coast, south of Valencia, and a great place to explore a castle and discover great tastes.
In Paris of the 1920s, many American writers made history and lived on Paris’ Left Bank. A tour of many of the same cafes that writers flocked to back then.
Scotland during the fall and winter is a pleasure if you find cozy places to stay like 1930s Romany caravans, geodomes and roulottes in the country.
Visiting the towns in Italy’s Umbria region. Assisi, with its famous chapel, Perugia, home to many festivals, Orvieto where great wines are made, and more.
Hiking at Scotland’s Aonach Eagach Ridge, a tough hike rewarded by killer views and beautiful surroundings. Climbing to the summit of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh, in Scotland.
Bristol is a very popular tourist destination in Southwest England, with a large history museum, a restored 1700s clipper ship, and ferries on the Avon.
In the new travel book, Chez Mwah, Judith Dowden shares her life in the real France–one where vineyards produce grapes and people live like real people.