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Hostels Grow Up, Become Cool Places to Stay


Hostels Grow Up, Become Cool Places to Stay Not so very long ago, hostels were the only place to stay when traveling, especially when traveling in Europe. While they were cheap and easy to find, it’s still pretty difficult to romanticize the hostels of our youth. They were usually nondescript , though some were in old chateaus or manor houses, ... Read More »

Breakfast at Tivoli-Denmark AudioPostCard


Breakfast At Tivoli’s I remember Denmark well. (Please click the audio player above for this Denmark AudioPostCard) I lived there years ago when I was the Director of a theatre company, located one of the city’s many picturesque, cobbled streets. It had a nearly hidden entrance, and was wonderfully placed between the elegant National Museum and Christianborg, the brooding, hulking ... Read More »

Andalusia, Spain: The Cross and Crescent-Audio PostCard


Andalusia, Spain: The Cross and Crescent-Audio PostCard   Please click the player above to listen to this sound-rich, Audio PostCard from Andalusia, Spain When Europe was groping its way through the Dark Ages, 10th century Islamic Spain, Andalusia, was considered the jewel of the world. Christianity and Judaism mixed easily with Islam, and no where else in Europe were the ... Read More »

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize, And Deserved it. It was no surprise to us when Tourism Ireland was tapped as the winner in the “Best Use of Social Media” contest at the Travolution Awards in London. Luck of the Irish? Hardly . We’ve worked under contract with Tourism Ireland producing short-form Irish  Travel Video PostCards, and they ... Read More »

Iceland: Life on the Brink

Iceland: Life on the Brink Icelanders live on the edge. In 1783 the Laki Volcano in this glacier-covered country erupted in a violent and prolonged paroxysm, killing a fifth of the country’s population. For 10 months 30 billion tons of lava and sulfuric acid belched forth, creating a noxious haze that killed crops and livestock in Europe as it wound ... Read More »

Images of Fall

Images of Fall The magic and mystery of Fall can be found in so many places…late Fall is haunting in the Isle of Skye Breath stealing, in Sedona We almost take Fall for granted here in New England, but I found her playing beautifully with the morning frost in Cedar Falls, Ohio. then dancing a last dance by the ocean…here ... Read More »

Discovering Dublin w/1-min Video

Discovering Dublin, Ireland w/1-min Video I skipped down the stairs of our hotel, the Mont Clare, in fairly fashionable Merrion Square on a pharmacy mission. I turned the corner, passed an antiquated, rather haphazard shop, and stopped. A white-thatched, distinguished gentleman was sitting behind a counter, reading out loud to a few customers. I stopped to listen. It turns out ... Read More »

Portugal’s Precious Port Wine Trail

Portugal’s Precious Port Wine by Kaleel Sakakeeny The Port Wine Trail begins in the only place legally authentic Port can begin, in Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city, and a three and a half hour train ride north from Lisbon. More importantly, it’s the gateway to the Douro Valley’s prized Port wine vineyards. The valley is really spectacular, a “must see,” and ... Read More »

Andalusia, Spain: Audio PostCard

Andalusia, Spain, or in the Arabic, Al Andalus, owes so much of its culture and tradition, even its language to the Moors, Arabs from North Africa who lived and enlightened this part of Europe for years. Listen to the 1-Minute Audio PostCard on Andalusia by clicking the player above. pr see the 1 minute Travel Video PostCard Read More »

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