Easter Rising on Easter Monday

A pivotal point in Ireland’s long journey to gain independence occurred on April 24, 1916, a bloody affair in the streets of Dublin known as Easter Rising. On the day after Easter with a waif of revolution in the air, the heart of the city became a battle zone as rebels commandeered the General Post…

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Kevin Fritz | Hiking the Nietzsche Path

“One of the most exhilarating and picturesque hikes my wife and I experienced almost didn’t happen. While visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer, we read about a nearby challenging trail that winds down the side of the mountain from Eze Village to the aqua-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. We decided to ascend the…

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Kevin Fritz | Casino de Monte-Carlo

“After being told countless times that I have a keen resemblance to Daniel Craig, I couldn’t wait to visit the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco that has been featured in two James Bond movies, Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye.  And since my wife and I were already spending a few days on the French…

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A Picturesque Christmas in Paris

Perched atop the Eiffel Tower while the wind is howling, smacking your face with a cold winter chill may not sound like the most pleasant of circumstances, but when it’s Christmas Eve, the magic of Paris supersedes.  Visiting the City of Lights at Christmas feels so right. We arrived around lunch time with anticipation in…

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Christmastime in Brussels

If there is one thing certain about the people in Brussels, they know how to keep Christmas well. And that is exactly what my wife and I were looking for in a holiday getaway, a true European Christmas. From the moment we stepped off our train, the twinkling of lights and faint echo of jingle…

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