Scotland by Rail: Relax and enjoy

Glasgow Cathedral

It was a near perfect way to travel. We sat in comfortable seats on the train and watched the Scottish countryside roll by our window. The lush foliage of the Clyde River valley around Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, gave way to a windswept landscape and craggy peaks of the Highlands.


Put Madrid, Spain on the bucket list

Start your Madrid planning at the Tourist Information Center at Plaza Mayor

Madrid is a perfect snap-a-sight and twitter or Facebook-it city. It’s a fun series of tapas snacks washed down-by-beer sort of city. And you don’t gain weight because Madrid is a walking city.


Charming Hotel Metropole is oldest in Bellagio, Italy

Lake Como

Hotel Metropole, an elegant pink-toned building on the waterfront of Lake Como, dates to 1721.


Add Palais Garnier to the itinerary if visiting Paris

When visiting Paris, a place you might not think of is the Paris Opera House, home to the Phantom of the Opera


Seeing Europe from a wheelchair

Traveling can be made easier with a wheelchair

Ever wanted to take a cruise but were afraid your wheel chair would get in the way?  Then this review is for you!  My wife, Vallerie, and I love to travel and cruising has become our default vacation experience.  This year she turned 60 and, wanting to do something special for her, I invited our… Read More


Hike or ski around Grindelwald, Switzerland

Serious hikers and skiers know Grindelwald, the largest town in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland, well.