The Many Sights of Southern Holland

Most people who travel to the Netherlands go to its lively capital Amsterdam.  And this is undoubtedly a place worth visiting for its history, charm and many sights to see. However, if you ever get a chance to visit the area around Eindhoven, in the southern part of this charming country, you will find a … Continue reading The Many Sights of Southern Holland

The Culinary Delights of Hungary

Many people I know who like to travel have extolled the virtues of Budapest. So when my hubby Rick and I finally traveled there, our expectations were high. Fortunately, this lovely city did a fine job of not only meeting but exceeding our expectations. We traveled there through a US travel company called JayWay Travel. … Continue reading The Culinary Delights of Hungary

What’s Special About Warsaw

Most of Warsaw was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II.  In response, the Poles rebuilt the city as it was before it was destroyed. They did this over many years with the help of photographs taken and paintings done before the devastation. Talk about a resilient people! Isn't that something? Hitler wanted all … Continue reading What’s Special About Warsaw

Spectacular Peterhof Palace and Gardens

I participated in another Heygo.com live-streaming tour this weekend and went on two back-to-back tours of Peterhof Palace and Gardens outside of Saint Petersburg in Russia. I had actually been there before but I think I got better photos on this virtual trip because there were less people about. This was probably because it was … Continue reading Spectacular Peterhof Palace and Gardens

Photos From Tours of Budapest and Ireland

The other day I wrote a post about this great company called Heygo that does live-streaming guided tours of locations around the world for free. https://www.heygo.com/. I have since participated in half a dozen tours, first on my PC, then on my tablet and finally on my mobile phone. What I saw so far has … Continue reading Photos From Tours of Budapest and Ireland

World Traveling Without Leaving Home

Pretty mosaic by Las Ramblas I recently discovered a great way to explore the world without leaving your house. It's a company called Heygo. https://www.heygo.com/. You can travel to many far-flung places and it doesn't cost anything. The web site includes a calendar with all upcoming tours on it. So you peruse that and sign … Continue reading World Traveling Without Leaving Home

Exploring Toledo, Spain

Photo of Toledo with Cathedral in background Toledo is a Spanish city with a rich history that blends Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultural influences through the centuries. Located in central Spain next to the Tagus river, the city was capital of the Visigoth-Catholic kingdom from 542 to 725 AD. This kingdom came into being after … Continue reading Exploring Toledo, Spain

Helping Spaniards Improve Their English

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Spain in March, I haven't gone anywhere overnight. Being forced to stay in one place for months on end was hard for me, as it has undoubtedly been for many other people. I love to travel and look for opportunities to go somewhere and do something. So when my Canadian … Continue reading Helping Spaniards Improve Their English