Tag Archives: Europe

5 Divine Thermal Soaks in Iceland. Article and photo by Heidi Siefkas for McCool Travel.

5 Divine Thermal Soaks in Iceland

Visit these thermal soaks in Iceland to immerse yourself in unique geothermal hot springs and pools, as you relax and unwind as native Icelanders do. Guest author Heidi Siefkas shares five of her favorite thermal soaks in Iceland, along with tips to help you plan your visit. >> 5 Divine Thermal Soaks in Iceland. Guest […]

8 Great Auto Europe Car Rental Advantages by Charles McCool for McCool Travel. Article and photo by Charles McCool.

8 Great Auto Europe Car Rental Advantages

My recent 25 day trip exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland included a seven day Auto Europe car rental. Using public transportation was great but driving a car gave us freedom and flexibility to go where and when we want. 8 Great Auto Europe Car Rental Advantages History First off, Auto Europe has been a leader […]

Ireland luxury lodging. Photo and article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Ireland Luxury Lodging: Where to Stay in Ireland

On our recent 24 day trip around Ireland, we stayed at a dozen different properties. Each place exhibits its own distinct luxury travel characteristics. These Ireland luxury lodging properties range from inns, to large hotels, to medieval castles. Ireland Luxury Lodging: Where to Stay in Ireland Killarney Park Hotel Ireland’s #1 luxury hotel rated by […]

great things to do in Dublin Ireland. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Things To Do In Dublin Ireland

Before the recent TBEX travel conference, we spent six nights in Dublin and visited many of the attractions in Ireland’s capital. Please enjoy this McCool Travel look at some fun things do in Dublin Ireland. Fantastic and Fun Things To Do in Dublin Ireland EPIC Learn about Irish heritage around the world, why people left […]

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 […]

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” […]