Cyprus is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea, near Syria, but it has been a divided nation of two since 1974. Musing on why this is still true.
Tromso, Norway, the northernmost city in the world, high at the very top of the long country of Norway. Enjoy the sun at midnight and skiing, swimming too.
Pico island is one of the nine Azores Islands in the Atlantic ocean, independent territories of Portugal, where you can watch sperm whales and visit a cave.
A tour of the Dingle Peninsula, Cork, and a visit to the Burren region of Ireland, discovering so many beautiful places in very green Dingle.
Girona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, is a cyclist’s paradise, and also a place for mushroom hunters and an easy mix of Arab and Jewish influences.
Rough mountainous terrain of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands anpart of Spain, for hiking and exploring. A guide to local outdoor sports to enjoy in Tenerife
Bloomsday, celebrating the life of James Joyce, is a big event in Dublin every year. A first-hand account of this year’s Bloomsday celebration in Ireland.
There is plenty of “good” begging to be explored in this sprawling city, Europe’s largest with around 13 million people. Just don’t expect friendly people.
Edinburgh’s huge and legendary Fringe Festival is celebrating its 70th year, with more than 9000 performances on 50 stages, joined by other free festivals.
A visit to the windswept Dingle peninsula, where memories of the terrible potato famine that ended so many lives and sent so many immigrants to the US.
Visitors of all ages transport themselves back more than a thousand years in time and learn firsthand what how to live as a Viking in Gudvangen Norway.
Being located so close to the coast and mountain ranges, Valencia has been recognized as a very scenic and alluring city with many tourist attractions.
A summer visit to Dublin for some museum viewing, catching up on new exhibits, and especially, people watching in this Magnificent City in Ireland.
Cruising the coast of Croatia with a twist: passengers disembark the small ship and have dinner every night on shore, instead of in the ship dining room.
Juist, a tiny island off the coast of Germany, can only be reached by ferry boat during high tide. It’s a paradise of simplicity, known as the Magic Land.
An interesting history has shaped Lviv, a city in the west of Ukraine, into a unique cultural hotbed rooted in food, beverage, confections, and much more.
Tara Downey on the mysteries of Wiltshire, England, including crop circles, UFO sightings, ancient sites with standing stones and giant earthworks.
Extremadura Spain, a region that’s full of fantastic tastes and gourmet restaurants. A visit to the finest restaurants and a region where pigs are raised.