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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
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.”
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.
Helsinki, A Capital of Good Design
Helsinki, the white city of the north, is a capital city that comes by its nickname honestly, so many of the cities buildings have been built from the local pale granite that it does appear to have been made from mostly white materials.
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.
Keeping an Eye on London
For a bird’s eye view of both the old and the new London, take a ride on the London Eye, the world’s highest observation wheel, opened in time to celebrate the Millenium, more than a decade ago.
London Tube Turns 150 Years Old
When the London Underground Railway System opened 150 years ago, it would revolutionize city transportation and contribute to both the economy and the women’s suffrage movement. On the very first day of service some 40,000 members of the public caught one of the 20 trains that ran each hour.
It used to be known as the “theatre district” or “London’s West End”, the epicentre of the live theatre world, and it still is today. No matter what kind of live theatre you want to see, you will mot likely find a production ongoing in "Theatreland.\'
Londondon's Pageantry, History and Art - Free!
It is true! The best things in life can be free. Especially in London. The legendary pageantry, history, art and so much more can be experienced without spending a cent in this fabulous city.
Lucca and Pisa
Lucca. is a destination small enough to absorb in just few hours and rich enough in history to be a thoroughly satisfying experience. Not as well known as Pisa, or Florence, the birthplace of the renaissance, Lucca is, however, filled with history and not completely overrun with tourists.
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