Italy at Christmas Despite the Pandemic

During Christmas time 2020, we had planned to go to Italy as a family. Of course, this plan was cancelled along with everyone else's plans once the pandemic struck us hard starting in March of that year.  We decided to try again to see this culture-rich country in 2021. The original plan was that our … Continue reading Italy at Christmas Despite the Pandemic

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