Nolan Travels    -- Happy trails from Lewis & Betty Nolan





    Click on underlined titles to go to

    specific travelogues.


     FRANCE - 2009


     ROME Plus CRUISE - 2009

    Visit to Rome, Italy followed by 10-day cruise in 

       Western Mediterranean with stops in Italy, Spain, and

       Tunisia's ancient Carthage ruins in North Africa


     ALASKA CRUISE - 2008
      An eight-part account of a week cruising the Inland Passage with

      stops in Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan plus visit to

      Vancouver and fabulous Bouchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada.


     DANUBE ODYSSEY - 2007
      Two weeks cruising on the river through Austria, Germany,

      Hungary and Slovakia.


     AMSTERDAM - 2005
      A week in wild, wonderful and wicked Amsterdam, Holland.


  DRIVING thru DIXIE  - 2005

  Visits to Atlanta, Savannah, Lynchburg, Appomattox Court House,    Charleston, Fort Sumter, and twentieth century war memorials in Washington, D.C.


     NOVA SCOTIA - 2004
      A short cruise and a whale of a time in the Bay of Fundy.


     TUBAC, AZ - 2004
      Thanksgiving at Tubac Golf Resort and Nogales, Mexico.


     ENGLAND - 2003
      Our return to London and visits to Bath and beautiful

      St. Ives in Cornwall.


     DINGLE - 2003
      Our third trip to Ireland's remote Dingle Peninsula

      to visit ancient ruins.


     SOUTHWEST - 2002
       4,100-mile driving trip with visits to botanic gardens

       in Dallas, Flagstaff and Santa Barbara; Sedona and

      Tubac, Ariz.; and California's Hearst Castle, Getty Center

      and Venice Beach.

IRELAND - 2002
      A week on the rugged Dingle Peninsula.

     PARIS to the COTE D'AZUR - 2001
      A week's cruise down the Soane and Rhone Rivers

      with stays in Arles, Avignon and Paris.


      A pilgrimage to Cass Lake, Bemidji & Lake Itasca.


     WAY OUT WEST - 1999
      Travel by convertible and plane to Santa Fe, Taos,

      Grand Canyon, Palm Springs, Honolulu and Hope, Ark.



     MAUI - 1998
      A week of golf, sightseeing and snorkeling


     IRELAND - 1997
      On the famine trail in search of ancestral roots


     KAUAI & CALIFORNIA - 1993
      A six-part account of 10 days in Kauai, Hawaii plus

      a few days in California's Sacramento and Napa Valley.

      Tracing Nolan 19th Century family roots in ancestral homeland of Ballinasloe plus playing golf at renowned courses in Ballybunion, Killarney and Waterville.


















                                Betty and Lewis Nolan on the bow of M/S Ravel near
                                Chalon sur Soane, Soane River Cruise, France, 2001

Lewis and Betty Nolan of Memphis, TN, have long enjoyed travel. As Vice President of Communications at Schering-Plough Health Care Products until his early retirement in 1996, Lewis traveled on business a great deal. Betty taught culinary arts in a Memphis high school until her retirement in 2007. Her long summer holidays and his company’s liberal vacation policy afforded them time to visit much of the United States and many other countries. During their travels, Betty took photos and Lewis took notes.


This site recounts their longer trips – to Europe, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. A sister site, Nolan Travels: Getaways, recounts shorter trips to places like Nashville, TN; Washington, D.C.; Gulf Shores, AL; West Point, MS, Sacramento, California  and Tubac, Arizona. Getaways 2010 records their short trips

in 2010 and beyond.


Additional photos from recent trips to Boston, the Ozark Mountains, and Gulf Shores, AL are posted at, sign in and search required.


Lewis has also written a book on his family history. See Nolan-Miller Family History for this fascinating account.


Comments and/or questions are welcome. Please email them to Lewis Nolan,


Betty and Lewis Nolan in front of St. Stephen

Cathedral, which houses the world's largest

cathedral organ with over 17,000 pipes and

223 registers. Passau, Germany, 2007