Posts Tagged ‘international travel’

More New Articles on International Travel, Including Huntingdon and Oxford in England and Tours vs Independent Travel

May 10, 2012

If you visit England, everyone goes to London. How about a couple of easy daytrips that are well worth the taking? And a few answers to the question of whether to travel on a packaged tour or to go it alone—or possibly combine the two.

All Saint’s Church, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England

Visit Historical Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, England, Home of Oliver Cromwell

Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library, Oxford

Visit the Colleges of Historical Oxford University, England


Fred and Karen in front of Schonburg Palace, Vienna, Austria


Take a Packaged Tour or Travel Internationally on Your Own?

International Travel: Croatia, Hungary and Greece

April 27, 2012

For my latest international travel articles, please click on the following links:


Flea market in front of an ancient wall surrounding the Diocletian Palace, Split, Croatia

Budapest, Hungary

Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

Delphi, Greece

Offerings along the entryway into the complex of the Oracle of Delphi, Greece

My Newest Articles on International Travel, including Croatia and a “Dream Theme” Vacation

April 5, 2012

If you’re interested in travel to foreign countries, please read a few of my latest articles on Yahoo!, where I’m a featured travel writer. The first is on planning a themed trip that may involve multiple destinations. The others are on Croatia, which is beautiful with many fantastic places to visit, and is still affordable. Please let me know what you think; you can comment either on this blog site or directly on Yahoo!

About My Writing

March 26, 2012

What is the focus of Don Maker’s Blog? None. For me, writing is about catharsis as much as it is about trying to make some money. That’s one of the reasons my writing is so eclectic — although some might say “scattered”!

In the old days, one had to trot down to Berkeley Square (no, not Northern California; it’s a town square in the West End of London, England, and it’s pronounced “Bar’-clay”) and stand on a soap box (preferably a sturdy wooden sort) and harrangue passers-by at the top of your lungs if you wanted others to share in your pithy thoughts on the world. If you were interesting, people might actually stop and listen. Now, we have the internet.

I’m happy to share my views on everything: sports, politics, education, philosophy, religion, the social order (and disorder) of things, nature, finance — you name it, I’ve got an opinion on it! My wife and I have had the good fortune to travel extensively, but if you wish to read my articles on international travel, please click on the link to Yahoo!, because they paid me for them, and they have exclusive rights to them.

Other than travel, if my writing entertains you at all, please feel free to comment, pro or con. While I discourage profanity and personally defamatory remarks, any opinion you care to share is just as valid as mine, and I hope I’m open-minded enough to think seriously about your point of view and respond intelligently (well, as intelligently as is possible for me…). If you REALLY like my writing, then please try one of my novels! They are mostly historical fiction, but again, I’m pretty eclectic/scattered.

Thanks for sharing my world, i.e., blogosphere. Cheers, Don Maker