Touring Southwest Ireland – Kerry

As US-based traveller Saul Schwartz continues his roadtrip of the southwest of Ireland, he tours the renowned “Ring of Kerry”; a scenic drive through perhaps the most beautiful part of Ireland, offering sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly coloured farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation and a breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney.
Discover why this may well be “One Ring to Rule them All”.

Marstrand – Sweden’s Fortress Island

Ramparts, colourful cottages, cobblestone lanes, and island hopping on Sweden’s West Coast. Those are some of the highlights of Jerry’s visit to Marstrand; supposedly the most beautiful town in Sweden.

Find out what to see and do on the archipelagos and islands on the west coast of Sweden – and why one week just isn’t enough time to explore its many aspects.

Touring Southwest Ireland – Limerick, Clare & Galway

Ireland, The Emerald Isle. Thousand shades of green, and weather that makes them possible. While Ireland may be wet most of the year, the glistening leaves sparkle after a rainshower and the humid climate promote this verdant countryside. US-based traveller Saul Schwartz roamed the roads of southwest Ireland before sent home due to the Corona virus travel ban. Here is the first of 3 accounts of his encounter with the Emerald Isle.

Escape from Ireland – Corona Lessons Learned

Many travellers to Europe these last couple of weeks have experienced the stressful task of getting home during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This is one of those stories, where a tour of Ireland turned into search for an escape. And where bureaucracy almost won over common sense. Follow US-based Saul Schwartz as he tries to get back home while giving advice about things to do differently in future times of travel.

Pursuit of the right angle: Photo conquest of Neuschwanstein Castle

Photographer Tom Wayman ventured beyond the regular trails to capture the magic of Neuschwanstein Castle in the south of Germany, near the Austrian border. This palace rather than castle is said to have inspired Walt Disney for the castle in Sleeping Beauty and there’s no denying its fairytale beauty.

Tom scaled the mountains in order to capture its beauty. Here’s his exploration in pictures.

Four Fab Libraries in Sicily

Benedictine and Jesuit fathers were the founders of the libraries we appreciate today in Sicily. Carefully, they amassed historic manuscripts, numismatic collections and texts pertaining the history of Sicily through centuries, and when they were kicked to the curb, their bibliographical heritage remained.

The most beautiful libraries are located in their Renaissance or Baroque cradles: in ornate abbeys, monastic schools and Baroque churches.
And one right in the street!

Italian Magic at Lake Maggiore

The Italian lakes stretch like Azurite gemstones, guarded by noble mountains in the southern frontier of the Alps. Everyone has their favourite. Some prefer the family-friendly Lake Garda, others the exclusivity of Lake Como, but British-based traveller Pete McDonnell fell in love with Lake Maggiore. Using its pleasant town of Stresa – The Pearl of Lake Maggiore – as a springboard, he discovers the majestic landscape of Italy and Switzerland by boat and train.