Tag Archives: Europe

Free Things to Do in Oslo Norway. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fantastic Free Things to Do in Oslo Norway

Fantastic Free Things to Do in Oslo Norway The quantity and quality of free things to do in Oslo Norway impressed me during a quick visit after our recent Viking cruise. Yes, Oslo Norway is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Dining out is really expensive—$25 burgers are the norm. Put on your […]

Iceland photos Fjaðrárgljúfur

8 Great Iceland Photo Destinations

These 8 great South Iceland photo destinations offer inspiring landscapes and incredible nature, perfect for amateur photographers and sightseers.   I was thrilled when I first learned that my family and I would be taking our annual vacation to Iceland. The weather suited me and it was the perfect mix of an urban lifestyle and […]

Castles and convents Viking River

Viking River Cruises Danube Waltz Highlights

From capital cities to small, historic towns, our Danube Waltz highlights give you a sneak peak at one popular European Viking River Cruises itinerary. We enjoyed this fabulous trip on the Viking Freya in April 2016, a few months after our Romantic Mediterranean trip with Viking Ocean Cruises. We looked forward to learning how the river and ocean cruises would differ as we explored beautiful […]

5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul

5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul

— This article, “5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul,” was written by Kyle Ward of RebatesZone.com 5 Spectacular Places to Visit in Istanbul Istanbul is a city steeped in history. What do you expect from a city which was the center of three gigantic empires and many smaller ones! It served as the capital for the Roman, Byzantine, and […]

Budapest mosaic art

8 Great Budapest Sights

My wife and I recently visited Budapest, at the end of our Viking river cruise and four days afterward. It was nice to remain in one spot for a few days and experience these and other Budapest sights. Following are some Budapest sights we enjoyed, certainly not everything we saw, nor everything Budapest has to offer, nor the “best” […]

places to visit in Northumberland

8 Great Places to Visit in Northumberland

Have you been to Northumberland? Northumberland is the most remote and least populated county in England, which made it very appealing to me. Occupying the northeast corner of the country, Northumberland has been labelled the most tranquil place in England. Travel north or west and you reach Scotland. Just south of Northumberland is Newcastle and Cumbria while the […]

8 Great Things to See in Newcastle, England

8 Great Things to See in Newcastle, England

Seems pretty evident but the name Newcastle is very literal. Newcastle means a new castle. Newcastle has long been a strategic location for fortresses, dating back to the Romans in the 1st-3rd century AD. In the 11th century, the Norman conquerors built a wooden castle on the site of the Roman ruins, the “new castle” providing the best possible protection at […]

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

8 Great Places to Visit in Northern Ireland

On a much too short family trip to Northern Ireland, we saw incredible scenery, historical locations, and even some personal family history. While we would love to return to this enchanting area of the world, the memories will last forever. This article has some of my favorite places to visit in Northern Ireland but I would love […]