We start our visit to the Czech Republic by heading to the town of Pilzen about 45 miles west of Prague to visit Pilsner Urquell, the home of the first “pilsner” lager. Pilsner Urquell has been brewing the same recipe from this location since 1842.
This tour is full of destinations highlighting the history of fascinating Cornwall, England. We are tracing the maritime heritage in Falmouth with the long-standing Pendennis Castle, learning about tin mining, and visiting the romanticized birthplace of the legendary King Arthur at Tintagel Castle.
DH got the idea to go to Iceland in January to see the Northern Lights.
After researching, we found January is a terrific time to experience the best Icelandic winter without the crowds.
January is one of the country’s slowest months for tourism, probably because it’s also one of Iceland’s coldest and darkest months.
This was the perfect Portugal itinerary for us because we were not in a rush. You can see a lot of Portugal in less than two weeks. Even with a car and a road trip, there were parts of the country we did not see.
The best reason to have Zurich as your home base for 1 week in Switzerland is how easy it is to get from Zurich to almost anywhere else in Switzerland. Interlaken, Basel, Bern, Lucerne … even Geneva is only 2 1/2 hours from Zurich by train.
If you associate Mardi Gras with vibrant colors and outrageous costumes, you’d be right! Joining the party is music, dancing, parades, and a lot of eating and drinking. This is, after all, the culmination of Carnival! Where are the best places to celebrate? Let’s take a look.