The Heart of Athens the Acropolis

Rising up out of the center of Athens, Greece is the Acropolis. It is located on a rock formation that rises 490 ft above the sea . The semi-flat surface covers an area of about 7.4 acres which makes it a pretty small place to be recognized as the birthplace of Western civilization. The claimContinue reading “The Heart of Athens the Acropolis”

Broad River Inn Chimney Rock, NC

Not long ago we planned a trip thru the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains of North Carolina and made reservations for a couple of days at theĀ Broad River Inn Chimney Rock. Chimney Rock and nearby Lake Lure are somewhat isolated and have virtually no major chain hotels, so you have to pick from small localContinue reading “Broad River Inn Chimney Rock, NC”

Get Out There – Even Farther Out There

There once was a time when vacations were two weeks at the beach or mountains and an ultimate trip was a whirlwind tour of Europe. Those were our parents holidays, now experienced travelers are looking for longer and more exotic adventures and travel companies are eager to help. Use the links below to visit someContinue reading “Get Out There – Even Farther Out There”

Cedar Key, Old Florida Lives On

If you travel west on Florida State Road 24 from Gainesville to where the road ends, you find yourself in a bit of old Florida. Out in the middle of nowhere on Floridaā€™s northwest coast is the little village of Cedar Key with itsā€™ population of around 700. A post office named “Cedar Key” wasContinue reading “Cedar Key, Old Florida Lives On”

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Port of Call Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands West of southern Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean sits a cluster of volcanic islands called The Canaries. The Canary Islands feature a rugged volcanic landscape known for the black and white sand beaches. Tenerife, the largest island, is dominated by an active volcano Mt. Teide, which has its ownContinue reading “Port of Call Tenerife”

A Hotdog in Vienna

Street Food Is Sometimes A Good Option We becameā€pen palsā€ with an Austrian couple after cruising with them a while back. In one of many e-mail exchanges, we told them we would be visiting Vienna which prompted them to send us a list of things to do while there. High on the list was aContinue reading “A Hotdog in Vienna”

Cruise Port Grand Turk

Port of Call Grand Turk The Turks and Caicos are a group of small islands stretching out into the Atlantic on the southeast edge of the Bahamas chain. They are part of the British West Indies and a British Territory. Most cruise lines have over the years developed ā€œprivate islandsā€ where their ships usually anchorContinue reading “Cruise Port Grand Turk”

A First Try at Seeing The Emerald Isle

Visiting Ireland On a Rainy Spring Trip Our first visit to Ireland was this past spring. Most people rave about this lush, green island and we now understand why. I’m not sure if it’s the sense of place, the history or the Irish people but we will surely be back again. This trip we spentContinue reading “A First Try at Seeing The Emerald Isle”

Broad River Inn Chimney Rock

A couple of weeks ago we planned a trip thru the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains of North Carolina and made reservations at theĀ Broad River Inn Chimney Rock. Chimney Rock and nearby Lake Lure are somewhat isolated and have virtually no major chain hotels, so you have to pick from small local accommodations. We madeContinue reading “Broad River Inn Chimney Rock”