Skagen, A Watch And A Town

Did you know you can buy a Skagen watch in Skagen, Denmark? Very fashionable and admired Skagen watches are sold the world over. Generally they are stylish, thin and not outrageously expensive. So if you find yourself visiting Denmark, maybe a stop at Skagen, Denmark would seem a natural thing to do. Skagen (pronounced asContinue reading “Skagen, A Watch And A Town”

Port of Call Valencia, Spain

It’s difficult to understand why this Spanish port isn’t on more cruise itineraries. Just up the coast west of Barcelona it is Spain’s third largest city and features over two thousand years of history. A remarkably modern, clean and vibrant city, Valencia’s history goes back to the Romans and features a number of 13th andContinue reading “Port of Call Valencia, Spain”

Port of Call Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of Spains Balearic Islands and a major vacation destination for many western and northern Europeans attracted to its beautiful beaches, sunny climate and crystal clear waters. Palma is an ancient port with architecture showing the influence of both Christians and Moors in its castles, fortifications, cathedrals and in the winding streetsContinue reading “Port of Call Palma de Mallorca”

Athens Metro • Piraeus To The Acropolis

Visiting the Acropolis from the port of Piraeus Greece An easy trip from the port of Piraeus into Athens for a visit to the Acropolis is inexpensive and takes about forty minutes each way. The main Piraeus Metro station is located at the back of the port itself and is a fifteen to twenty minuteContinue reading “Athens Metro • Piraeus To The Acropolis”

A Day On Montserrat Mountain Spain

An Easy Day Trip From Barcelona A short trip out of Barcelona, Spain is Montserrat. It is a mountain famous for rock climbing, great hiking trails, grand vistas and is a religious site with a Basilica, monastery, convents along with restaurants and two hotels. From Barcelona it is not difficult to plan a trip forContinue reading “A Day On Montserrat Mountain Spain”

The Port Of Call Malta

Malta sits in the middle of the crossroads of the Mediterranean being mid-way between Sicily and North Africa. It has played host to numerous civilizations which gives this island a unique culture. It is a blend of Arab, Byzantine and European cultures even with its own unique language. The island is blessed with the oneContinue reading “The Port Of Call Malta”

Paris Metro – An Updated Tourists Guide

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 “Paris Metro – An Updated Tourists Guide”

Port of Call Cobh Ireland

City Character – Cobh is a picturesque city centered on its waterfront. It features a beautiful Cathedral, nice shops, restaurants and pubs and The Titanic Museum. The connection to the Titanic is based on Cobh being the last port before the ships fateful Atlantic crossing. Where Your Ship Docks – Cruise ships will normally dockContinue reading “Port of Call Cobh Ireland”

The Port of Oslo, Norway

What’s In The Port of Oslo Historic, modern, remarkable Oslo. We can’t think of enough superlatives to describe this beautiful city. Within a couple of square mile area are great shops and restaurants, the Royal Palace, a truly incredible art museum, a flower market and the historic fortress. Where Your Ship Docks Most cruise shipsContinue reading “The Port of Oslo, Norway”

Visiting Florence Italy

If you are visiting Italy do not not pass up a visit to Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. From many Italian cities, including Rome, it is easy to reach Florence by express train for an extra night or two stay. If you are cruising the port of Livorno will also provide a chanceContinue reading “Visiting Florence Italy”