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The Highland Clearances: Escorted Scotland Tours Explore the History of the Scottish Highlands

December 18, 2014

History is written across the landscape of the Scottish Highlands particularly along a long and lovely glen that winds from Helmsdale, on the east coast, to Kinbrace some 18 miles inland. It was here, in the Strath of Kildonan, that residents were savagely cleared from their land between 1813 and 1819.

The Best Souvenirs to Snag While Exploring Greece

December 4, 2014

Travel to GreeceThe Plaka is a charming neighborhood in the shadow of the Acropolis. As Athens’ oldest and most picturesque section, it’s an ideal place to whittle away an afternoon in Greece’s capital city. Stroll the maze of cobblestone pedestrian streets or stop by a charming taverna for a small bite to eat and an afternoon cocktail. You’ll also want to take advantage of the many shops, boutiques and flea market stalls.

Exploring the Vatican: Tips for this iconic stop on your Italy Tour

November 24, 2014

Vatican CityA sovereign state since 1929, Vatican City has its own post office, banks, currency, judicial system and newspaper. The 500 people who reside here, as well as the papacy staff, all live under the rule of the Pope, Europe’s only absolute monarch. When visiting, there are a host of historical, cultural and religious sights to see in this tiny nation that sits in the heart of Rome.