Islay lies on the North Channel between the open Atlantic and the Irish Sea. On clear days Ireland is visible, especially from a bulbous peninsula known as the Mull of Oa, where stark cliffs rise more than 600 feet above the sea. Those cliffs proved deadly in World War I when two American troopships sank.
A look at legislation passed in Turkey's parliament early Friday that would ban all alcohol advertising and tighten restrictions on the sale of such beverages, and how such a law could affect tourists and liquor companies in the mainly Muslim but secular country.
Some cities, like New York, supposedly never sleep. Others, like Paris, seem to wake early, getting ready for another day. Amsterdam, at least on a Saturday morning, appears to be a city that likes to sleep in.
There are many attractions to tempt travelers to Brussels. One pleasant way to enjoy and discover the city is by taking one of the many walking tours. These pictures, taken recently with an iPhone 4, depict some of the sites and a few of the 50-plus murals honoring notable comic strips originating in Brussels. For more information about Brussels, visit its tourism website at: visitbrussels.be.