Svalbard (Spitsbergen), May 2018

Svalbard, also known as Spitsbergen, is the part of the Arctic where the number of polar bears is larger than the number of  people leaving there. In May when we were there, the sun is […]

Iceland trip 2017, December

Iceland in winter can be a wonderful experience as there are fewer people, beautiful winter landscapes, and chances to see the Northern Lights!

Iceland trip 2017, July

Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A country where insular existence allows Icelanders easily read Old Norse, dead language that was spoken in Scandinavia 1000 years ago because written Icelandic has changed so little. […]

Canary Islands sailing, January 2015

The Canary Islands are the most beautiful mixture of different cultures, historical influences, people and inexplicable natural beauties in the whole wide world. Undisturbed miracles lay around every corner on all eight of its islands, […]

Prague, Czech Republic 2015

Prague is one of Europe’s architectural gems, with more knockout picture-postcard views than some entire countries. Fortunately, our Czech friends, Zuza and Jardo, were the invaluable guides in this amazing city. Thanks guys!

Lisbon, Portugal

Spread across steep hillsides that overlook the Rio Tejo, Lisbon offers all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction, yet with half the fuss of other European capitals. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint […]

Saltee Islands – Kingdom of Puffins

We are just back from a journey to the Saltee Islands in Co. Wexford. The islands are home to some of Ireland’s largest sea-bird colonies, from Gannets and Gulls to Puffins and Manx Shearwaters. Many […]

Westport – Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick (The Reek, as it is colloquially known), is a 764 metres (2,507 ft) high and is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland. Each year, the Reek attracts about 1 million pilgrims and hillwalkers. […]

Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany’s fairy-tale castle.

Neuschwanstein is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangauis. The castle is known all over the world as a symbol of idealized romantic architecture and for the tragic […]

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria

The most famous alpine road leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, to the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and its glacier, the Pasterze. You will have a driving […]

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg means “salt castle”, referring to its massive fortress and the white gold from the mountains in the South. It is the capital of an Austrian province with the same name. Its approximately 150,000 residents make it the […]

Five Fingers View, Krippenstein, Austria

Five Fingers is a free viewing platform on the Krippenstein that was named “5 Fingers” by virtue of its hand-like hand shape. It is called the “most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps because the individual, approximately 4 metres […]

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria’s oldest village, who’s culture dates back to the 8th century B.C. Thi beautiful village is spectacularly picturesque, due to its location on a narrow rocky west bank of the Hallstättersee with the sheer rising […]

Dachstein – Sky Walk and Ice Palace, Austria

The Dachstein Sky Walk platform in Austria sits above the steep face of the Hunerkogel, 2700 meters high. As a tiny part of the base is glass, you are free to gaze down the icy […]

Norway: Sognefjord, Flam, Nærøyfjord, Gudvangen

The Sognefjord (or Sognefjorden) is the largest fjord in Norway, and the third longest in the world. Located in Sogn og Fjordane county, it stretches 205 kilometres (127 mi) inland to the small village of Skjolden. The fjord takes its […]

Oxford

Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century […]

Trim, Co Meath, Ireland

Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was constructed over a thirty year period (starting in 1176) by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. […]

Tykocin (Tiktin, טיקטין)

Tykocin (Tiktin, טיקטין) is an old, small town in north-eastern Poland, with 1,800 inhabitants (1998), located on the Narew river. The name of Tykocin was first mentioned in the 11th century. In 1522 the noble family of Gashtold, […]

Skellig Islands

The Skellig Islands, Skellig Michael and, stand aloof in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 km south-west of Valentia Island, County Kerry.

Carrantuohill, Co. Kerry

Carrantuohill is the highest peak in Ireland. Located in the middle of Ring of Kerry, it is 1,038 metres high and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range.

Carrick Bridge

Carrick–a-Rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This 30-metre deep and 20-metre wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge traditionally erected by salmon fishermen.

Giants Causeways

The Giants Causeways, situated on the North coast of Ireland,  was formed some 50-60 million years ago as a result of repeat outpourings of volcanic basalt, during the Tertiary period of the earth’s evolution. This is […]

Powerscourt

Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow with over 2300 square meters of plants, bulbs, seeds and more is one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland!

Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland

Glendalough, Co Wicklow – the valley of the two lakes – is one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitors destinations for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife.

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its correct name) is a tourist trail and part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years.