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An almost forgotten delight of European travel is travelling by train. Almost forgotten, because in this era of jet travel, most North Americans never get the chance to experience the slower-paced delights of journeying by rail,as we usually prefer to seek speed over experience.
The Grandeur of St. Petersburg
Did you catch the opening ceremonies of the Socchi 2014 Olympic Games? It was a truly elegant and awe-inspiring production with moments that reminded me of the grandeur and elegance of Russia’s most beautiful city, St. Petersburg. St Petersburg is the embodiment of Imperial Russia, the time of Pete
James Bond's London
London has never looked better than as it appears in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall. The best part, most of the locations you can visit for yourself. If only, sigh, Daniel Craig were available to be tour guide.
Search for the perfect carry-on
..For years I have been searching for the ultimate carry-on bag for airplane travel, it should be not too big, but large enough to accommodate all the essentials of airplane travel. Without success until now.
Visiting Paris, City of Romance
Being a senior traveller in Europe can be fabulous! Same great cities, with the same great delights, this time with lots and lots of senior discounts and all the time you never had before.
Must See London Museums
It would be entirely possible to spend your holiday in London simply roving from one museum to another, and why not? London has a collection of museums to rival any other city in the world.
Have Some Madiera
Travelers have known Madeira as a paradise for more than two centuries. After all, the island's temperatures are warm year-round, the sun shines nearly constantly, and there are plenty of world-class hotels and activities to fit everyone's tastes.
Shopping in London
To paraphrase Dr Johnson: “When a woman is tired of shopping in London, she is tired of life,”
Funchal, the capital of the island of Madeira, is situated some 350 miles from North Africa. Caressed by the warming Gulf Stream, the island has a well-deserved nickname as a “floating garden.”
Flight Free Europe -- travel by rail
London, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Basle, Bern and Strasbourg without a single airplane ride? Yes, it’s true! Not just true but practical, and penny saving. All kinds of options await you once you have arrived in Europe. Trains, ferries, cycling, walking and busses provide plentiful options for you
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