FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
January 2012
2012 / January 2012
Jan 1, 2012

Pervasive Polio

Do you remember polio? Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, triggers memories of standing in line with my siblings and parents waiting to receive the polio vaccine via sugar cube. We went back three times for vaccine-laced sugar cubes — a smart way to quickly vaccinate many children. Franklin D. Roosevelt contracted polio as an adult and spent much time hiding it from the public.

The Argosaronic Islands Are Calling

The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.

2012 / January 2012
Jan 1, 2012

Belfast: Unsinkable Belfast

Taking the theme song literally — the Titanic’s heart “will go on and on” — the city that built the classic liner is embracing the Titanic’s past and gearing up to acknowledge the April 14th centennial of the ill-fated voyage. There are plans for exhibits, tours, events and meals aimed at every age group. Adding in the city’s intrinsic wealth of historic attractions, Belfast is poised to be an ideal destination for the family.