Category: Travel

A Weekend in Amsterdam

Day 1: Dam Square, Coffee Houses and Canals, Bloemenmarkt, and Anne Frank House Amsterdam is relatively compact and easily navigated. Start your day by travelling Dutch style – mingle with the masses by hiring a bike for the weekend. The Netherlands are famously flat, so you don’t have any hills to worry about. Yellowbike Hire […]

Cheap Hostels and other London Budget Ideas

It’s a long time since Arthur Frommer told visitors how to see Europe on $5 a day but his daughter Pauline keeps up the tradition in her recent series of budget travel guides. Cheap hostels, YHAs, and YMCAs are among the London accommodation suggestions, in this guide which promises to help travelers ‘spend less see […]

Best Things to Do in Cork, Ireland

Cork is Ireland’s second city and main visitor center in the Irish SouthWest. With its own airport and cheap flights available from the UK, it’s a hugely popular travel destination, one of the loveliest cities in Ireland. Some of the best things to do in Cork include: Beamish Brewery One of Cork’s finest products has […]

Belfast Top Visitor Attractions

As a top Ireland city break destination, Belfast has never equalled Dublin for appeal in most people’s eyes, or even cities like Galway and Cork. The main city of Northern Ireland, though, has more than enough attractions in its historical buildings, its revamped waterfront, and especially in its pub and music scene to guarantee a […]

Boone, North Carolina: An Appalachian Delight

Boone, North Carolina is the perfect destination to go for family kayaking, fishing, hiking, and biking. Boone is named for the historical connection to Daniel Boone. Each year, since 1952, the local theater group performs a portrayal of the towns namesake. There are also other traditions, like Singing on the Mountain, at Grandfather Mountain. Rivers […]

Advice on Vacations in Albania

Albaniais not a destination for the unadventurous! But if you are prepared to put up with fairly basic facilities you will discover a country of intense charm and physical beauty, and you won’t have to spend much money to do it. What You Need to Know Before You Go You will need a visa for […]

Shanghai Attractions near the Huangpu River

This vast dynamic city will host World Expo 2010 but its own attractions are permanent and for ever growing, offering a unique blend of old and new. From the Shanghai Museum to the stunning Oriental Pearl Tower, from the traditional Yu Garden to the eclectic buildings of the Bund, Shanghai takes your breath away, fascinating, […]