What a journey… The Jungfraujoch… The top of Europe… how to get to the top…

Jungfraujoch How to get there! Our trip to Wengen started with a train ride from Zermatt.   This is the train to Wengen↓↓ Don’t forget the Swiss Rail Pass.  It saves more in the end!  We stayed a total of three nights in Wengen.  I totally recommend this lovely village.  Great for hiking, exploring and just relaxing.  Now, …

Have you been to Zermatt?

The Matterhorn Amazing is the first word that comes to my mind.  Zermatt yes, but the Matterhorn, not the Disney version with the abominable snowman, but the “real” Matterhorn.  It consumes the skyline when you are in Zermatt and for good reason.   So incredible to even be here.  Once again Whitney and I are traveling the …

Finish the tour and have a lovely lunch in Galway…

Such a coincidence I sat next to an adorable young woman on my flight to Dublin.  She told me she lived in Galway and that she had spent the summer in Canada.  She was a nursing student and was in her third year.  Natasha.  She was full of life and energy and seemed happy to …

Breathtaking (literally), The Cliffs of Moher…

The Cliffs of Moher I am not sure what I expected.  I had seen these cliffs in movies, online, in pictures and on tourist sites.  To say I was excited to come and see these cliffs was an understatement.  Ireland is amazing.  The people, the island, the wild Atlantic way.   Taking a tour the first …

Dublin Castle… Not what you think it is…

Dublin Castle So here I am, lovers of castles and old things and much to my surprise, Dublin Castle is not the “old castle” that I just assumed.  We Americans just assume the word castle means old as dirt and tons of battles must have had here and dungeons, blood, guts and wenching.  Possibly royalty …

The Book of Kells was on Iona? Trinity College and the Book of Kells…

Ahh, the Book of Kells The Book of Kells.  It must be a book written by a monk order of the Kells?  Monks, yes, Kells, no.  My tour guide Brian was highly knowledgeable about this question and many other questions and he provided some great information.  The internet is amazing when looking stuff up and …

Making my way to Dublin…

Ireland Ireland envokes the visions of the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers. I can answer one of these thus far, it is an Emerald Isle. So green it was while flying over the isle, beautiful water in the Irish Sea as we approached Dublin Airport. The weather was perfect and for me, …

Why you should visit Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum

Palatine Hill If reading Roman mythology, Palatine Hill was the where the cave that Lupa the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus.  The cave was known as the Lupercal.  Romulus and Remus were twin brothers born to Rhea Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa. Whatever the true story is and how Romulus killed his brother Remus …

Roman Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheater.. either way it is amazing

Gladiators Ah Gladiators!  Just thinking of my rendition of what a gladiator is brings to my mind, strength, grit and tirelessly fighting the “bad guy”.  Ok, ok, now that the movie version is out of my head, I was lucky enough to go with Whitney to the original Roman Colosseum to learn what really went …