The best are in some of the world’s most interesting cities. Glitz, glamour and popular culture; visiting them is like entering a Hollywood film set which is no surprise since many of them have been used as Hollywood film sets.
Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise packed full of captivating contrasts. Along with an intriguing past that has produced ancient cities and religious relics, this diminutive yet delightful island boasts lush jungles, beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, and colourful coral reefs.
Beautiful Quebec City became, in 1985, the first North American city to have its historic core declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a consistent winner, receiving many of the most prestigious destination awards offered internationally. So, take an easy drive from southern Ontario to come and see what draws 4.7 million visitors, per year, to this Canadian jewel.
We loved our earlier visits to Punta Cana but we were enchanted by Puerto Plata and the opportunity to enjoy its excellent wide, sandy beaches (among the best in the Caribbean) and wonderful mountain views, but also the many attractions beyond our Iberostar resort.
Barcelona is Spain’s top tourist destination and for good reason, its art and architecture rivals that of any other great European city… a thriving and evolving cultural centre, there is something for everyone in Barcelona.
These symbols appear distinctly pagan, consisting of linear figures, similar or identical to Viking runes or pagan Lithuanian ideograms.
The New York City of America’s Midwest, not only is Chicago dynamic, but its residents are the most welcoming of any major American city… our three-day visit only scratched the city’s surface.
The Al Capone lecture was the perfect introduction to our tour the next day of Chicago neighbourhoods that were notorious in the 20s and 30s for illegal activities and major crimes.
Since 1982, the castle has been owned and operated once again as a hotel by the van Kuik family. For about the price of a mid-range hotel, in this part of Europe you can stay in a real castle! Only one disappointment… we didn’t see any ghosts.
I have always joked that my partner Stella was psychic. On this occasion she closed her eyes for a moment and walked directly to the grave we sought within a minute of entering the cemetery.