Europe

Aries Hotel & Spa – the perfect retreat in Zakopane, Poland

During my visit to the resort town of Zakopane in Southern Poland, I had the pleasure of staying at the beautiful and conveniently located Aries Hotel & Spa. An attractive...

A Perfect Irish Coffee

Enjoying an Irish Coffee while in Ireland is a must for anyone visiting the Emerald Isle.  A popular Irish cocktail that can be served and easily drank any time of...

The Mystical Fairy Forts of Ireland

When I first heard about Ireland’s fairy forts, I immediately had images of fairies and pixies dressed up in armor defending a fort from potential leprechaun attacks (or nosey tourists)....

The Wonderful World of Waterford Crystal

In the heart of Waterford City in Southeast Ireland, you’ll find The House of Waterford Crystal.  Renowned for their lead crystal stemware, exquisite chandeliers, and commemorative pieces, Waterford Crystal was...

The Best of Belfast in a Day

I love seeking out European cities that are not overrun with tourists.  A visit to one of these gems offers a chance to easily mingle with locals with more opportunities ...

Gallagher’s Boxty House – The Perfect Dinner Spot in Dublin’s Temple Bar

One of the biggest challenges I find when visiting a new city is finding a place for dinner that is conveniently located in the tourist area while offering quality local...