PHOTO GALLERY – Summer 2010

I am back home after a summer of traveling in Europe. Over the past three months, I have visited and led tours in Ireland, Germany’s Mosel River Valley, Prague, lots of places in Italy, Scotland and Paris. Although many destinations felt like my second home, I did visit a few new locales that I can tuck away for future reference. Here is a pictorial review of my summer travel highlights. 

IRELAND – Clonmacnoise Monastic site – County Offaly

IRELAND – Stacks of drying peat logs – County Offaly


IRELAND – The Cliffs of Mohar – County Clare


IRELAND- The Dingle Pub – County Kerry
Somebody had too much Guiness and got the wrong end up!


IRELAND – O’Flarherty’s Pub – Dingle, County Kerry


The Mosel River Valley – Germany


PRAGUE – Czech Republic


PRAGUE – Traditional Czech Restaurant


ITALY – Monterosso al Mare – Liguria (Cinque Terre)
Chef/owner Luigi Corcioli at La Lampara Ciak.  The best spaghetti with shellfish I’ve ever tasted.


ITALY – Volterra, Tuscany
The only bar I go to in Volterra is “La Vene di Vino.”  Owners Lucio and Bruno know how to make you feel at home and serve up some really good Tuscan vino. 


Traveling by train from Milano to La Spezia.


ITALY- San Gimignano, Tuscany
Medieval Festival


ITALY – Florence, Tuscany
Cityscape view from the “Piazelle Michelangelo.”


ITALY – Volterra, Tuscany
Me and Genuino Del Duca, owner of my most favorite restaurant in all of Italy.
Ristorante Enoteca Del Duca – Volterra


SCOTLAND – Glasgow
The “Willow Tea Room” made famous by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  We dropped by for brunch at 10:30 on a Saturday morning.  I had tea (of course) and a Scottish Salmon sandwich.  During the entire experience I felt like I had to hold out my little finger while sipping the tea.




SCOTLAND – Lough Earn
We had a beautiful day to drive across Scotland from west to east.


SCOTLAND – St. Andrews
My friend John striking a pose on the 18th fairway at St. Andrews Old Course.


ITALY – Amalfi


ITALY – Ravello
The second time I’ve ever brought a tuxedo to Europe.  I attended a wedding at Villa Cimbrone and it was amazing!


ITALY – Rome, Lazio
I caught the sunbeams just right in St. Peter’s.


ITALY – Viaggio, Tuscany
Charlotte and I spent the first two nights of our vacation here at
Agriturismo Savernano.


ITALY – Volterra, Tuscany
We happend upon a festival on July 31, 2010.  Approaching midnight , the main square was filled with people lighting hot air filled luminaries.  At midnight they sent them on their way into the night.



ITALY – Riomaggiore, Luguria
It has become a tradition that Charlotte and I spend a week at the
“Cinque Terre Residences” in August. 
This year we ate out once and then I cooked the rest of the nights.

Thanks for taking a look at my photo gallery.  Remember, you can join me in most any of theses destinations by taking a David McGuffin tour.  Check out what I’ve got to offer at https://davidmcguffin.com















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David McGuffin established David McGuffin's Exploring Europe, Inc. in 2001 to formally offer European tours. Since then, he has taken several thousand satisfied customers on memorable and educational tours to Europe.
  1. Michael Lampel Reply

    Hi David,

    thanks for visiting The Dingle Pub. We have a Community Area on the website where you are able to upload pictures and visit videos.

    Would be great to have you on the list.



  2. Tommy Reply

    Prague was a beautiful city! It was interesting to see the mixture between the older, more historical structures and the new construction going up since they’ve joined the EU. I got some really cool Bohemian crystal wine glasses that were infused with cobalt to give them a bright, blue color. Would love to go back again!

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