St. Patrick's Day began as a religious holiday celebrating a patron saint of Ireland but has gradually transformed into a secular celebration of Irish culture by the Irish, the Irish diaspora and everyone who just wants to join the party. Nowadays when St. Paddy's day rolls around, rather than heading to a pub for some green beer, I find myself thinking about Ireland and reminiscing about our trip there in 1996.
Highlights of a day in Helsinki, Finland while on a family cruise in Northern Europe.
I have just posted a trip report on the day that we spent in Stockholm, Sweden while on a Baltic cruise in the summer of 2009. We had only one day to explore the city so we had to make some hard decisions about what we could see in such a short period of time. What we discovered is that Stockholm is a strikingly beautiful capital city that warrants a much longer visit to fully appreciate everything that it has to offer.
Things to do on a day spent in Stockholm, Sweden while on a family cruise in Northern Europe.
I have posted a trip report about the time that we spent in Copenhagen, Denmark during our 2009 summer vacation. We spent three days in the city prior to leaving on a 10 day Baltic cruise and one day post-cruise. Copenhagen is a vibrant capital city that provided a wonderful introduction to Europe for my children. The central part of Copenhagen is compact and easy to navigate on foot and there is a wide range of activities available to suit any family from palaces to amusement parks to canal cruises.
Things to do in Copenhagen, Denmark with kids.