Flintshire, Wales

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The flag of Wales is one of the most unique flags in all of Europe with a red dragon on a green and white background.  The red dragon has been a Welsh heraldic standard for hundreds of years.  The exact meaning of the red dragon in unknown (officially) but is predominantly regarded as the ancient WelshRead more

Tulum, Mexico

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The ancient Mayan city of Tulum — Tulum is a remarkable walled Mayan city located along the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (see map below).  Tulum was, at its height, a thriving city from the 13th century through the 15th century.  It is one of the better preserved coastal Mayan cities in Mexico.  It wasRead more

Berlin, Germany

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A day in Berlin (via Warnemunde) — One of the ports of call on our Baltic Sea cruise was the lovely port town Warnemunde where we took a train to Berlin. Berlin — We arrived at the modern train station in Berlin (Hauptbahnhof), obtained a city map from a street vendor, and started walking aboutRead more

Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park — The first stop along our Australia-New Zealand cruise was Milford Sound in the southwestern portion of New Zealand’s South Island (see map below).  Crossing the Tasman Sea from Sydney was quite a two-day adventure.  The sea was very rough and the cruise ship was crashing into theRead more

Cyprus

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A Cypriot Holiday —  Cyprus is an ancient island in the eastern portion of the Mediterranean Sea (see map below) and is a popular holiday for many Europeans and Russians.  Nina and I stayed in a lovely resort in Larnaca of the east side of Cyprus on Princess Beach.  We soaked up the sun on Larnaca’sRead more

Stockholm, Sweden

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A day in Stockholm — The last stop on our Baltic Sea cruise was Stockholm, Sweden; and while it may have been saved for last, it certainly was not the least.  Stockholm is an absolutely gorgeous city, one that I would like to go back to and spend more time.  There are many many publicRead more

Dubai, UAE

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Home sweet Dubai — While we have been highlighting many of our amazing holiday travel destinations on this website, one of the most spectacular happens to be our home–Dubai.  We actually live in Jumeirah Beach in the Dubai Marina area some 25 km from Dubai city center.  It is an ultra-modern man made community of glamorousRead more

Alicante, Spain

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Alicante on beautiful Spain’s Costa Blanca — Alicante is an old port city located on the Mediterranean Sea coast (see map below) and is a hub for many tourists who visit the Costa Blanca, including the popular party town Benidorm.  We drove up to Alicante from our house in Villamartin for a day trip to tour of theRead more

Dublin, Ireland

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An Irish city break — Nina and I hopped over to Dublin from Manchester on a 45 minute flight for a blustery Irish city break in January.  We stayed in the heart of Dublin in the Jurys Inn, just across the street from the magnificent medieval Christ Church Cathedral.  We were within walking distance of aRead more

Oslo, Norway

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A day in beautiful Oslo, Norway — Oslo was the first stop along our Baltic Sea cruise and what a beautiful first port of call!  It was a warm, sunny day in early July that was perfect for sightseeing.  We only had one day in port and there was so much to see.  The harbourRead more

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