Have you been dreaming of Croatia ?

Croatia is becoming one of the top European destinations to visit. Travelers are looking for something different and so many of the more popular European destinations have become overrun with Tourists. Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it's also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. The hot spots to visit are Dubrovnik, Plitvice National park, Istria and of course the Islands (there are more than 1,000) Dubrovnik: [...]

Ireland 2.0

Among the amazing experiences in Ireland was my visit to the Armagh area in N.Ireland.    Visit Armagh which consists of the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Councils are really putting this area on the map. Ghilian Campbell was my brilliant host & tour guide and I can't thank her enough. In addition, I also participated in a walking tour of Armagh itself and learned so much.  Visit their site (link here) to see the array of great tours, food treats, bespoke [...]

Beautiful Northern Ireland

          Above: View from Culloden, Belfast City Skyline & Belfast City Hall This week I've been traveling in the beautiful Northern Ireland.  Some of the stops along the way have been Culloden Estate just outside Belfast, also visiting Belfast City, Armagh, Banbridge, Carlingford Lough just to name a few.   Some of the top takeaways for me have been:  Hospitality, Gourmet Food, bespoke and VIP experiences.  The interactions I have had with the local people have been second [...]

Castles Castles everywhere…..

         Did you know that there are over 3,000 castles dotted throughout Ireland ? Not all of them are accessible or open to the Public and some may be just ruins but here are just a few of the top ones that are open and well worth the visit. (full article here) Dunluce Castle : Perched on the ridge of a cliff up in Co.Antrim, this castle is full of history. Legend says the castle kitchen fell off [...]

Bonnie Wee Scotland

       SCOTLAND - is such a very popular destination now with over 10% growth in tourism each year. We have had several clients visit and there is a vast array of different experiences there.   Another great advantage of visiting Scotland is that it is a very safe destination away from the hustle and bustle of other European countries. Scotland has mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Historic sites like Culloden [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

The “Kerry” Camino

I'm sure you've heard of "Camino de Santiago", also known in english as "The way of St.James" which is one of the most important Christian Pilgrimages during the middle ages. The route ends at the Cathedral of Santiago in Spain where St. James' remains are buried. Today, hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims and others, make the pilgrimage by foot or bike each year. There are many different routes throughout Europe. Ireland has it's own version called "The Kerry Camino" [...]

Visit the Seven Kingdoms beyond The Great Wall…….

Did you know that the Game of Thrones series filming sites are located in Europe, from Spain to Iceland, Morocco, Scotland, Malta, Croatia and Northern Ireland. When you want to tap into your inner Khaleesi, visit Itzurun Beach in Spain, and walk in the “footsteps of Daenerys Targaryen as she retakes her first steps into the Seven Kingdoms.” House Tyrell's home of Highgarden and the Water Gardens of the Palace of Dorne are also located in Seville, Spain.      You can [...]

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