Category Archive: EUROPE

10 Reasons I’m Itching to Visit Iceland

10 Reasons I’m Itching to Visit Iceland Iceland has been a big travel hot-spot in recent years. And I’ve been paying attention. After all, Iceland can easily catch one’s attention. Such a physically unusual, culturally unique and exotic destination – a solitary island situated all alone way, way up north near the arctic circle. Several …

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Four Places You Must Visit in Ireland

Connemara National Park - Ireland - photo by  Gabriel GM on Flickr CC

  Four Places You Must Visit in Ireland Wondering where to spend your summer holidays or enjoy a worthwhile weekend? The island of Ireland can offer you an abundance of natural miracles worth visiting. Known for its picturesque scenery and unforgettable landscapes, the Celtic land is home to three World Heritage Sites and one of …

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River Cruises in Europe

River Cruises in Europe River Cruises are a very popular way of traveling through Europe. And it’s no wonder, given the large number of beautiful, important rivers flowing through the continent – rivers that have played such significant roles in Europe’s history, politics, economies, cultures and arts. Each of Europe’s major rivers flow for well …

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Five Great Scuba Diving Destinations Around Europe That I’m Itching to Explore

Five Great Scuba Diving Destinations Around Europe That I’m Itching to Explore I’ve been a PADI dive professional in SE Asia since 2004. I’ve taught courses and guided divers on reefs in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Bali, Indonesia. Prior to that I received all my dive training in Asia as well. That means that, to …

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Travel Perspectives: Dreaming of Viewing the Northern Lights

Travel Perspectives: Dreaming of Viewing the Northern Lights Earlier this year I wrote about my strong aversion to cold and how that’s been holding me back from visiting many places in the world and enjoying many wonderful cold-weather activities that I actually used to love as a kid. I pondered how I was ever going …

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Cave Diving Under Budapest

Cave Diving Under Budapest  As a PADI Dive Instructor, I’ve taught scuba diving around SE Asia for several years. I’ve met and dived with people from all over the world. Some are dive pros working like me and others are dive students and qualified divers. I’ve dived with people from as far away as Brazil, …

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Travel Perpsectives: Confessions of a Cold Weather Hater

Travel Perspectives: Confessions of a Cold Weather Hater Anyone who knows me or has been following LashWorldTour might already have an inkling that I’m extremely adverse to cold weather. In fact, I hate cold. My body hates cold. The mere thought of cold makes me shudder with dread. My anti-cold sentiment is one of the major …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Views of Cordoba Spain

Cordoba - Horse and carriage - Spain

PHOTO GALLERY: Views of Cordoba Spain Cordoba is an ancient city in southern Spain. It’s been home to Iberian, Roman and Islamic rulers over the centuries. Each Empire has left its mark on this charming city full of history. Cordoba is full of narrow stone roads, grand cathedrals and mosques, plazas and courtyards. I had …

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PHOTO GALLERY: La Mezquita – The Great Mosque of Cordoba – Spain

red & white double arches - La Mezquita - Great Mosque of Cordoba - Cordoba - Spain

PHOTO GALLERY: La Mezquita – The Great Mosque of Cordoba – Spain  I had the great fortune to spend 3 weeks at Spain’s Costa del Sol with my aunt and uncle, who lived there for several years. They graciously drove me all around southern Spain to marvel at many of Costa del Sol’s most famous …

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MY BIZARRE SUMMER IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

summer in Manchester- Manchester pub- England

MY BIZARRE SUMMER IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND I arrived in Manchester one chill summer day on a train up from London. I was about to begin my new life as… (let me cough this out…) a paintball ticket sales woman. Ah-hem! The great thing, I reminded myself again at the train station, was that I could skip the …

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