Sunday, November 17, 2013

Key West Fishing

Anglers love catching fish, but when they can’t get out on the water, they love looking at photos of fish other people caught! So, if you’re dreaming of catch dolphin or sailfish in warm Florida waters, check out Key West Captain Rich Houde’s Catch Of The Day fish photos.   They have some awesome fish photos so be sure to check them out.

All these fish were caught aboard the Southbound fishing charter in the waters off Key West. Fishing is great year round in the Florida Keys and if you're a saltwater angler, you’ll be ready to head to the Southernmost City for your next fishing vacation after looking at these fish pictures!    

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Images by Key West Photographer Michele Strub

Today we are featuring the work of photographer Michele Strub of Michele Strub Images.    Michele, a resident of Key West, Florida,  is a very talented photographer and I love her tropical plant images that are featured on her facebook page.  Michele's beautiful photographs can be purchased at her Zenfolio online photo store,  Michele Strub Images.    Her images are available on the cover of photo books and individual photos can also be purchased.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Key West Florida

While doing some research for my upcoming Florida vacation I came across this Facebook page dedicated to Key West photos.  My travels will not take me to Key West this time but Key West is definitely one of my favorite Florida destinations. Below is a sampling of the beautiful beach and sunset photos that I found.    They also offer some great key west travel tips like free things to do in Key West and information about Key West History.  So if you are going to Key West, Florida be sure to checkout the this page.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My Favorite Places For Italy Travel

Italy is definitely one of my favorite travel destinations.  Having been there several times I have definitely started list of favorite Italian travel destinations.   So far the list includes:
  • Portofino and Santa Margarita Ligure (check out the Portofile 2014 calendar below)
  • Venice
  • Lake Garda - check out the beautiful photos
I also have a bucket list of places in Italy that I have yet to visit.  They include:

  • Rome and Vatican City
  • Florence
  • Tuscany
  • Sicily
  • Capri
 What is your favorite place to visit for an Italian vacation.   Please leave me a comment below to tell me about it.
portofino 2014 wall calendars
portofino 2014 wall calendars by cardart
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sedona Travel Photos

We are planning  a trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona in Arizona this summer.  In searclhing the internet for arizona travel information I cam across this site that focuses on travel photography in arizona and sedona.    The site is published by a fine art photographer named Al who also owns a gallery in Sedona, Arizona. 

Al has published numerous phoography books that he sells on Amazon.  Be sure to check out his site  His books are highly illustrated, very comprehensive, easy to understand, and require no prior knowledge of photography .

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sydney Tours in Australia

Sandy beaches, wildlife, museums, fantastic restaurants and a plethora of landmarks and attractions, this is Sydney, Australia’s largest and most visited city. Its diversity attracts close to 10 million visitors each year arriving from other parts of the country as well as afar, and it is easy to see why it is such a popular holiday destination.

A trendy way to explore Sydney is by taking a tour, which will enable one to see a myriad amount of attractions for a discounted rate. Sightseeing tours are a great way to take in as much as possible of this sprawling city, stopping at its most famous attractions, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and Luna Park.

The hop-on hop-off double decker bus is a great way to whiz around Sydney at your own pace. Tickets for this tour bus usually also include admission to a few top attractions, such as the Sydney Tower and the Sydney Monorail. Cruises are another great way to take in Sydney and are a great way to snap photos of its famous coastline.

There are also plenty of specialized Sydney tours including the Sydney Bridge Climb, which takes visitors to the top of this iconic landmark for some amazing views of the city and its surrounding Blue Mountains. Those that don’t wish to climb can enjoy cycling across the bridge while enjoying a cycling tour of the city.

The Rocks is one of Sydney’s most visited districts, filled with sandstone buildings, laneways and historical sites. Walking tours of the area are the best way to discover this unique area of the city and to learn about its history. These tours take visitors along its historical narrow streets and hidden alleyways and to beautiful courtyards and charming little quarters.

See Sydney from the sky while enjoying helicopter a tour of Sydney. These tours are not cheap but they are a phenomenal way to take in the entire city, seeing its blue harbour, iconic landmarks and lovely beaches from a bird’s-eye view. Jump on a seaplane and enjoy scenic views of Sydney Harbour and Bondi Beach.

Views of the city’s skyline can also be enjoyed by taking a cruise along the harbour, which is most popular in the evening. These cruises include dinner and enable visitors to take in views of the city while dining on a delicious meal and sipping on local wine.

There are so many different tours available that allow visitors to discover Sydney, all of which are highly recommended. Walk, cycle or ride a bus through the city or enjoy it while flying high above or sailing along the water.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Barge Holiday in France: The Picturesque Region of Alsace-Lorraine

Anyone that is pondering the idea of going on a barge holiday in France should certainly consider cruising through the picturesque Alsace-Lorraine region. It is filled with historic castles and is renowned for its Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Do keep in mind no matter where you decide to cruise on your barge holiday it is always vital to find the proper vessel, which will enable you to feel relaxed and comfortable.

Should you decide to cruise through Alsace-Lorraine on your barge holiday in France you are certainly going to be delighted with what you will see.

Many cruises begin in the historic town of Saverne. Beautiful sights within the city include the 15th century former castle (Chateau Vieux) and the adjacent 15th century Roman Catholic Church. Saverne’s most famous building is the Rohan Castle, which was once home to the bishops of Strasbourg and is now a museum.

Another tour highlight includes stopping to see the world famous Strasbourg Cathedral. Standing at 466 feet (142 metres) it is the highest still-standing structure built during the Middle Ages. It is visible far across the plains of Alsace and can be seen from as far off as the Vosges Mountains or the Black Forest on the other side of the Rhine. The cathedral is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Europe, and is very popular on walking holidays as well as barge holidays.

Other stops along the tour include visiting the Rene Lalique Collection as well as taking the time to see the Arzviller boat elevator.

Selecting a vessel

Finding a vessel that meets all of your desires is crucial when going on a barge holiday. In France, there are so many tremendous vessels, however one of the most raved about is the La Nouvelle Etoile.

It is ultra plush and modern and is designed for eight people. Inside the cabin there is a teak-lined dining area, a bar, piano and a saloon. The sun deck is fully equipped with loungers and a hot tub.

There are four rooms on board and each one has its own en-suite bathroom. Additional facilities include an exercise room and eight bikes.

Delectable Dining

While on a barge holiday in France you should expect nothing less than excellent wine and cuisine.

The wine cellar of the La Nouvelle Etoile includes St Emillion Grand Cru, Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse, Chassagne-Montrachet and Riesling Grand Cru.

Every afternoon a wonderful cheese platter with Munster, Brie, Fourme d’Ambert and Chaource will be served to whet your appetite.

Then, the world-class chefs aboard the vessel will prepare mouth-watering dishes such as duck breast with a passion fruit glace, medallions of veal with a girolles and truffle sauce and crepes suzette with homemade vanilla sauce.

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