British Isles Destinations

Must See Destinations in the British Isles

If you’re planning a trip to the British Isles, be sure to include theses destinations on your itinerary.  These are some of my favorite cities in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  Click on the heading for more details and photos.

Shrewsbury, England:  A picturesque river city in Shropshire with a medieval past.

Shrewsbury School Across the River Severn

Shrewsbury School Across the River Severn

Conwy, Wales:  A beautiful little coastal town in Northern Wales with an awesome castle.

Conwy Castle on the North Coast of Wales

Conwy Castle on the North Coast of Wales

Inverness, Scotland:  A city in the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle.

Inverness Castle, Inverness, Scotland

Inverness Castle, Inverness, Scotland

Galway, Ireland:  This eclectic city on the west coast of Ireland is the gateway to Clifden and Connemara.

Galway Cathedral on the River Corrib

Galway Cathedral on the River Corrib



Children of Mongolia

Children Playing in Mongolia

Children are much the same all over the world. They just have different toys. While the children of Mongolia may not have all the fancy toys that Western children have, they sure look like they’re having fun out on the Gobi Desert.

Fun on the Gobi Desert


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Test Your Travel Savvy #8

Where in the World?

Can You Identify Where This Photo Was Taken?

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Hint: This is iconic landmark is often used in travel brochures.

Can You Identify the Location of this Iconic Landmark?

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Russian Rainbow

Russian Rainbow

The Pot of Gold at the End of the Russian Rainbow

I caught this interesting photo in Vladimir, one of the medieval capitals of Russia just 120 miles from Moscow. Vladimir is the first stop on the Trans-Siberian Railroad and the gateway to the stunning little village of Suzdal about a 20 mile bus . . . → Read More: Russian Rainbow

Blue Orb Travel ‘Best Pick’ Destinations

The River Severn, Shrewsbury, England

Add These Often Overlooked Travel Gems to Your Itinerary This Year

Check out some of John’s favorite places by visiting these Blue Orb ‘Best Picks’ when you travel this summer. By clicking on the link it will take you to our full article on each travel destination.

Shrewsbury, England

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The Cathedrals of Russia

St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia

The Cathedrals of Russia

It is exciting to think that the Russian Federation may soon have closer and more friendly ties with the rest of the world, particularly the western world and most particularly with the United States. Having traveled Russia from north to south and west to east, I’ve had the opportunity to . . . → Read More: The Cathedrals of Russia