Is it Tulip Time ???

Holland is famous for it's flowers and from mid March through mid May, the countryside is transformed into a sea of flowers including crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and of course tulips. April is the most popular time to visit Holland to see the tulips. There is a famous park in Holland called "Keukenof"  between Amsterdam and The Hague with more than 7 million flowers blooming during the flower season. There is also a flower parade in April, where you can see [...]

Useful travel hacks

There's always so much to think about when you're going on a long trip - we second guess ourselves the whole time - should I bring this ? leave that ? what's the most hassle free way to get everything together ? We have some great travel hacks for your below:          Some of the top travel hacks include: LOSE THE WHEELS A duffel is much more flexible when it comes to onboard storage and you can often fit [...]

Would this float your boat ??

European luxury hotel barge cruises are a wonderful way to see the smaller towns of Europe traveling the canals and waterways of France, Italy and many more countries. Below is a small selection of some of the features of these fabulous itineraries.        Some of the features of small barge cruising include: Intimate ‘house party’ atmosphere with small passenger numbers and an unparalleled level of personal service Luxury amenities including on board chef for farm to table gourmet dining experiences [...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St .Patrick’s day is known all over the world and celebrated on March 17th in observance of the death of St. Patrick who brought Christianity to Ireland and died in the Fifth Century.  What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green. Here's some expressions in Gaelic St. Patrick’s Day:  La Fheile Padraig / law [...]

Where in the World…… are you from ?

These days there are so many resources to trace back your family tree and nail down exactly where your roots are. Some of the best stories have been of people who thought they were from one place only to find out that they came from another place completely. Someone commented that they always had an affinity for Scotland even though their family history came from Italy, only to research and find links to Scotland !!! Tracing you family's roots can [...]

Love is in the air

Happy Valentines Day.  We've compiled a list of some romantic towns in Europe with "Love" related little tidbits for this day.        10 Most romantic towns in Europe: We all love the romantic cities like Paris, Venice, Florence, but so does everyone else - and your nice little "romantic getaway" may be full of other couples thinking the exact same thing !! Maybe you'd prefer a "quiet, secluded getaway" in a quaint little town.......Conde Nast has put together a [...]

Top Destinations for 2018

Every year, the top travel publications come up with the hottest trends for the following year. Travel and Leisure have listed the top 50 best places to travel in 2018. We've picked just a few of the top European ones for you. In addition to the countries featured below, other trending European destinations include: Brussels Belgium, Copenhagen Denmark, Montenegro, Finland.   Solta Croatia:  Croatia has more than 1.200 islands and prior to now, travel between the islands has been restricted, however, [...]

Want to add these to your Bucket List ??

We are always looking for new and fun bucket list experiences and we found a couple that are new and cool - we hope you enjoy. IRELAND: Finn Lough Resort - Northern Ireland Video Here                     "Back to Nature - Back to You" This really says it all. My first thought when researching this is just "Peace & Quiet" - this resort is tucked away in the beautiful countryside of Enniskillen Northern Ireland. [...]

2018 – The Year of the Travel “Expert”

"Travel Agents have been replaced by Travel "Experts". So many times we get asked "Do Travel Agents still exist??" What !!!! Yes they do and they are better than ever. The era of cookie cutter vacations is well past. Online booking engines are not as popular now as people have become frustrated and disappointed. These days, the new breed of Travel professionals are "Specialists" in their niche. If you are planning a trip of a lifetime, you want to [...]

Iceland – what’s the skinny !!!

                                     On the 2018 list of best places to go is Iceland. known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. (Itinerary courtesy of Authentic Ireland Travel) In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, walk [...]