The Mayan Pyramids of Chacchoben

If you enjoy Caribbean cruises, there’s an excellent chance you’re going to visit Costa Maya, Mexico at some point. Several cruise companies, including Norwegian Cruise Line, who we recently sailed with, make Costa Maya a popular port of call. The most unique excursion you can take from Costa Maya is to see the spectacular Mayan pyramids…

Touring Famous Movie Sites in Boston

  We’ve lived in Boston over a year, and have enjoyed slowly discovering this great American city in our free time (and when we’re not freezing our butts in winter). This past weekend we were invited to partake in the ‘Boston TV and Movie Sites’ bus tour, by On Location Tours, who also offer a Movie…

Brugge: Romantic and Indulgent

Brugge is the capital of West Flanders and home to around 120,000 people. Canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings are distinguishing features of this well preserved medieval town. Markt square has a 13th-century belfry with an 83m tower offering great panoramic views. Oh, and all the delicious chocolate and beer make Brugge romantic, indulgent and…

Touring Ireland’s Most Breathtaking Scenery in County Kerry

The Cliffs of Moher and County Clare are amazing in our book, but when we recently asked an Irish colleague how she ranked it, compared to County Kerry, she said there was no comparison. She firmly stated that County Kerry was the most beautiful county in Ireland, along with the remote northwest county of Donegal. We still…

Touring the West Coast of Ireland With Paddywagon Tours

There are quite a few tour companies in Ireland, but Paddywagon has the biggest selection of budget options. With bright green buses, plastered with a giant leprechaun smoking a pipe, they tend to stand out a little more than the rest on the roadways. Among a few slogans, Paddywagon markets themselves as “the most fun…