25 Fun Facts About the Azores

October 5, 2015

We will be visiting the Azores during a transatlantic cruise in November. Our visits to new destinations are more enjoyable when we do a little background research prior to our arrival. Here are some highlights of what we learned about the Azores, a group of nine islands that have been a popular stop in the Atlantic Ocean […]

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32 Fun Facts About Barcelona, Spain

October 1, 2015

We’ve visited Barcelona, Spain several times, and have loved the food and the unique architecture like the rooftop of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà.  In anticipation of an upcoming return visit, we did a little background research on the city. 32 Interesting Facts about Barcelona, Spain 1. Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is Spain’s […]

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Climbing on the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim County, Northern Ireland

September 21, 2015

Forces of nature generally do not favor straight lines. If you travel to the northeast coast of Antrim County in Northern Ireland, however, you can climb on 40,000 interlocking, straight-sided, basalt columns created by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Each polygonal column has between four and eight straight sides. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World […]

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Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

September 18, 2015

Would you walk across this rope bridge? I paid to walk across this 66 ft. bridge that is nearly 100 ft. above the water below while touring the coast in Northern Ireland last week. Located near Ballintoy in County Antrim, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (pronounced carrick-a-reedy) links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Historically, salmon fishermen erected […]

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