Amsterdam Port of Call

Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the eastern part of Amsterdam. Than fromContinue reading “Amsterdam Port of Call”

Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries

Planing A Mediterranean Cruise Summer is the major cruising season in the Mediterranean and the major cruise lines are well established in the market and offer a wide variety of itineraries. There are a number of similarities in most itineraries with the two main embarkation ports being Barcelona and the port for Rome, Civitavecchia. Venice,Continue reading “Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries”

The Greek Island Of Mykonos

Mykonos The Greek islands attract people from all over the world and the most popular of these pieces of paradise is Mykonos. It features an exciting nightlife and a cosmopolitan atmosphere that attracts visitors of all ages who come for a number of reasons. The island is famous for partying, relaxation, picturesque villages and magnificentContinue reading “The Greek Island Of Mykonos”

Port of Reykjavik, Iceland

Stark, Wild, Fascinating Reykjavik Reykjavik is a beautiful city with the focus being its waterfront. On the water at the center of town is the Opera House and the square in front is the usual stop for the shuttles from the dock. That makes it a convenient meeting point where you will catch the returningContinue reading “Port of Reykjavik, Iceland”

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Heart of The Netherlands Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the easternContinue reading “Amsterdam”

A Steam Railroad In France – Tournon Lamastre

Going Back In Time On a recent trip through France we spent time visiting the Tournon Lamastre Steam Railroad line which features open-air cars (in the warm months), beautiful old steam engines and fantastic scenery. About 125 miles north of the city of Avignon along the Rhône River in southern France is Doux Gorges, locatedContinue reading “A Steam Railroad In France – Tournon Lamastre”

Getting Around Amsterdam

Seeing Amsterdam On the Cheap A beautiful city for walking, with its canals, flower gardens, parks and historic sights. The city of Amsterdam is laid out like a fan with the Central Train Station being the base of the fan. The tram routes sort of radiate out through the city from the Central Train StationContinue reading “Getting Around Amsterdam”

Images Around Rome • Just Daydreaming

Photographic impressions from our travels… Rome, The Eternal City. By not traveling over the past year there’s a lot that we miss but especially we miss Rome. We feel there is no city anywhere that is as cosmopolitan or modern while still offering up thousands of years of history at almost every turn…

The Paris Metro – A Guide For Tourists

Seeing Paris On The Cheap Fast approaching is another travel season and hopefully this Summer will be better than last. Of the world’s great destinations Paris is a true stand out and for good reason. If Paris is on your list here is a way to see the city and save some time and moneyContinue reading “The Paris Metro – A Guide For Tourists”

English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass — Timeless Travel Steps

Hopefully things are moving toward normal. Regardless of what various governments are signaling, people seem to be developing ideas of their own regarding life and travel. If a trip around England is on your bucket list Timeless Travel Steps has some really good information in this recent post. English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass. English HeritageContinue reading “English Heritage Overseas Visitors Pass — Timeless Travel Steps”