A quote from the book "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World."
"It turned out that she (Elizabeth Bisland) loved to travel. Travel she had discovered, was a delightful means of gratifying the intelligent curiosity that Dr. Johnson had called the root of all wisdom and culture. "I go to bed exhaustedly happy," she wrote in her notebook, "and wake up expectantly smiling."
Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:04am
In July 1973 Eleanor and I took our first trip to Europe. It was called the Free Lance Tour. Included were several days in four cities : London, Vienna, Rome and Paris. In each city you were on your own except for a 1/2 day optional bus tour with glimpses of the major sites. We tried the 1/2 tour once, only to realize that it was a waste of time. The rest of the trip we spent pretty much on our own deciding where to go and when. One of the memories that sticks out in my…Continue
Posted on March 30, 2016 at 6:29pm
Fairy Tale - A True Story (April 22, 2004)
This really happened. It seemed like a fairy tale. But it is a true story. It was during our Swiss Heartland Untour in 2004. We had decided to spend the day in Brienz. It was a beautiful sunny day. The lady in the Tourist Information Office suggested that we take a walk in the older section of town. The streets were empty. We had the scenery all to ourselves. At the corner of Krummgasse and Oberdorfstrasse, the voices of a ladies choir…
Posted on December 1, 2015 at 7:00am
It is special moments like this that make travel truly enjoyable and memorable. I posted this several years ago. But it is worthwhile posting again in view of the fact that Untours is now offering trips to the British Isles.
"While driving through the Cotswolds in England in 1997, we came across two young Japanese girls in Burford who were at the Tourist Information Office trying to get a bus to Bourton-On-The-Water. There were…Continue
Posted on August 17, 2015 at 4:33pm