Built for a Bishop – Fit for a King !!

Culloden Suite              Culloden exterior        exterior                          Spa Pool One of the Highlights of my trip was my stay at Culloden Estate and Spa in Northern Ireland. Staying at this 5* property is like taking a step back in time and from the moment you arrive, you are treated like Royalty !! Thanks to Eoin McGrath for hosting me and the [...]

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Ireland 2.0

Among the amazing experiences in Ireland was my visit to the Armagh area in N.Ireland.    Visit Armagh which consists of the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Councils are really putting this area on the map. Ghilian Campbell was my brilliant host & tour guide and I can't thank her enough. In addition, I also participated in a walking tour of Armagh itself and learned so much.  Visit their site (link here) to see the array of great tours, food treats, bespoke [...]

I had an “EPIC” time in Ireland

A Dublin highlight during my recent trip was my visit to EPIC Ireland museum in Dublin City. A big Thank You to David Cleary for hosting me. Video link here: Here's a couple of images below.            Did you know that 35 Million Americans claim Irish Ancestry ???  "EPIC tells the moving and unforgettable stories of those who left the island of Ireland, and how they influenced and shaped the world. EPIC embraces the past and [...]

Northern Ireland’s “Food “Heartland”

As you know, I have been traveling in Northern Ireland last week - one of the most pleasant experiences I have had has been the array of gourmet food. "With award-wining restaurants, gastro pubs and cafés and some of the finest artisan producers on the island of Ireland, plus two of Northern Ireland’s three PGIs (Protected Geographical Indicators) in Bramley apples and Lough Neagh eels, it’s no exaggeration to describe Armagh as the beating heart of Northern Ireland’s burgeoning food [...]

Beautiful Northern Ireland

          Above: View from Culloden, Belfast City Skyline & Belfast City Hall This week I've been traveling in the beautiful Northern Ireland.  Some of the stops along the way have been Culloden Estate just outside Belfast, also visiting Belfast City, Armagh, Banbridge, Carlingford Lough just to name a few.   Some of the top takeaways for me have been:  Hospitality, Gourmet Food, bespoke and VIP experiences.  The interactions I have had with the local people have been second [...]

2019 TRAVEL TRENDS

        It's never too early to start thinking about your International trip - it's also good to know what the upcoming trends are. Here are some of the trends for 2019: Eco Tourism or Green Tourism is really popular now. Sustainable and Eco travel to destinations like Wild Life refuges, and parks and natural areas outside of big cities. People are more aware of their Carbon Footprint and especially in Europe, a lot of the properties are [...]

Castles Castles everywhere…..

         Did you know that there are over 3,000 castles dotted throughout Ireland ? Not all of them are accessible or open to the Public and some may be just ruins but here are just a few of the top ones that are open and well worth the visit. (full article here) Dunluce Castle : Perched on the ridge of a cliff up in Co.Antrim, this castle is full of history. Legend says the castle kitchen fell off [...]

A little slice of Paradise closer to home.

           What a great break we had up in Lake George area upstate NY right in the Adirondack mountain region. We met friends and stayed at a family resort with cabins & cottages. It really reminded me of the movie "Dirty Dancing". The lakes are beautiful, clean crisp water, lots of fishing and water sports. Only 1.5 hour flight from Atlanta to Albany then a short drive which also brings you through Saratoga Springs where we [...]

Bonnie Wee Scotland

       SCOTLAND - is such a very popular destination now with over 10% growth in tourism each year. We have had several clients visit and there is a vast array of different experiences there.   Another great advantage of visiting Scotland is that it is a very safe destination away from the hustle and bustle of other European countries. Scotland has mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Historic sites like Culloden [...]

“Cool” for the Holidays

"Cool" for the Holidays                    A Holiday trip is a great treat and gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the busy time. Here are some great locations to go for the Holidays even for just a break: full article HERE Malaga Spain: Located in Southern Spain, it offers beautiful lights along the Calle Larios street along with Christmas markets, nativity scenes, and wonderful Tapas restaurants. There is also a music festival with [...]