The early summer months of June and July are the most pleasant weather- wise, as August can be very hot and sticky. Lisbon residents tend to get away in August, vacationing in a more temperate climate, and as a result some businesses and attractions are closed in August.
One of the first things you’ll remark on when you arrive in Ireland is the friendliness and generosity of its citizens. Ireland, as other European countries, was hit hard by the travel restrictions necessitated by Covid 19. They are thrilled to have visitors once again, and welcome travelers with open arms.
One of the most pleasant ways to enjoy a visit to France is to cruise its beautiful rivers from Rouen to Avignon. This 15 day cruise begins on the River Seine. You’ll visit Normandy and the famous World War II beaches, experience Rouen’s Gothic architecture and view the site of Joan... Read more from my Explore France from Normandy to Nice by river! story.
There is no limit to the destinations a solo traveler can visit. Tours to Europe, India, Russia and the Balkan countries are just a start. You can be assured that your tour director will introduce you to others on the tour who share your interests, and will make your comfort... Read more from my What are the options for traveling solo? story.
My friends and I decided to take a spur of the moment vacation and spend a long weekend in Copenhagen! My maiden name is Olsen, spelled the Danish way, so that helped spur my desire to visit this old Scandinavian City.
I've had the pleasure of traveling to both of these beautiful European countries. I highly suggest that you make a trip to both, but if you are deciding between that two let me share with you my personal experience.
If you’re heading to Europe, why not make a stop in Amsterdam? It’s a great place for a 2-3 night stay, but you certainly could spend even more time there. Amsterdam provides one of the easiest access points for traveling in and out of Europe.
Last Spring I had the fortune to experience a "Taste of Ireland" on a CIE Tours guided vacation! I thought I wasn't old enough to take a guided vacation but was I ever wrong! Pat our guide/driver added wonderful commentary about the sights we saw outside our deluxe motor-coach traveling through... Read more from my Ireland Spring 2016 story.