What’s next ???

Have you had a travel bucket list for a while ? Where have you been dreaming about ? Now's the time to tick something off your list. But how do you pick which destination to go to ?? Try this neat little quiz from The Travel Channel that might help you along. Can't wait to hear what you got -  WooHoo I got PARIS !!!          Here's some tips that might help you when planning your next vacation: Full article [...]

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 [...]

Is it Tulip Time ???

Holland is famous for it's flowers and from mid March through mid May, the countryside is transformed into a sea of flowers including crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and of course tulips. April is the most popular time to visit Holland to see the tulips. There is a famous park in Holland called "Keukenof"  between Amsterdam and The Hague with more than 7 million flowers blooming during the flower season. There is also a flower parade in April, where you can see [...]

New Titanic Hotel in Belfast

Belfast N.Ireland has been home to The Titanic Museum for many years now. link here Now the much anticipated Titanic Hotel has finally opened. Reported to have cost £28 million ($37.9 million), the hotel is housed inside the Harland & Wolff headquarters and historic Drawing Offices—where the Titanic was originally built in the early 20th century. The property was designed to be “the world's most authentic Titanic-themed hotel.” The Titanic Hotel showcases Belfast’s shipbuilding heritage, and the project carefully preserved original details (like moldings, [...]

Buon Appetito !!

You've got to visit EATALY when in Italy !!! Have any of you are familiar with "Eataly" ? The large Italian marketplace is known to be much more than an Italian grocery. The locations in New York City, Boston, and Chicago are restaurant hubs, cooking class locations, wine stores — you name it. Well.............. Eataly is opening a new location in Bologna, Italy in November and it will be a "Wine & Food" Theme park ! It's called Fico Eataly [...]

Visit the Seven Kingdoms beyond The Great Wall…….

Did you know that the Game of Thrones series filming sites are located in Europe, from Spain to Iceland, Morocco, Scotland, Malta, Croatia and Northern Ireland. When you want to tap into your inner Khaleesi, visit Itzurun Beach in Spain, and walk in the “footsteps of Daenerys Targaryen as she retakes her first steps into the Seven Kingdoms.” House Tyrell's home of Highgarden and the Water Gardens of the Palace of Dorne are also located in Seville, Spain.      You can [...]

Wine with a twist ??

Wine with a twist anyone ??? Wine lovers can be easily pleased right ? We have wine to drink, new vintages to try, vineyards and regions to visit, tastings to savor, we can pair wine with most wonderful flavors like chocolate and spices………  lots of ways to enjoy. Here are some even more spectacular ways to broaden our horizons with wine…… All aboard….. Napa Valley Wine Train.         video: https://youtu.be/V5o07SjkQAY, and https://vimeo.com/216623000 The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the [...]

Happy Birthday Harry Potter

Happy Birthday Harry Potter !! For all you Muggles !!!  Harry Potter turns 20. video:  https://youtu.be/tpzX5gfZ_I0 The first Harry Potter book (The Sorcerers Stone) was published on June 26, 1997 in the United Kingdom making Harry Potter 20 years old.  Can you believe that ??!!!  What a gift the Harry Potter series has been and will continue to be. Author JK Rowling made many attempts to publish her first Harry Potter book with lots of rejections until finally she got [...]

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