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According to Big Mike, our solid-as-a-rock tour director, “When traveling down to the southern counties of Ireland, a man’s wardrobe should include plenty of tweed.” Looking sharp… Liam Neeson, Barcelona Cathedral, Places To See, Tweed, Ireland, Travel Destinations, Southern, Traveling, Tours

Treasures of Ireland: Rock of Cashel

According to Big Mike, our solid-as-a-rock tour director, “When traveling down to the southern counties of Ireland, a man’s wardrobe should include plenty of tweed.” Looking sharp…

The Villas of the Venetian Republic: Tiepolo Passi Republic Of Venice, San Rocco, Italy Travel, Venetian, Places To See, Countryside, Villa, Italy Destinations, Fork

The Villas of the Venetian Republic: Tiepolo Passi

In its heyday, when the Lion of St. Mark roared and everyone listened, the Doges and aristocrats of the Most Serene Republic of Venice built like crazy their sprawling warm-weather estates in the c…

Treasures of Ireland: The Burren Cliffs Of Moher, Emerald Isle, Rear View Mirror, Places To See, Ireland, Travel Destinations, This Is Us, Journey, Vacation

Treasures of Ireland: The Burren

With the majestic Cliffs of Moher now in the rear-view mirror and more of the Emerald Isle’s Wild Atlantic Way to explore, the intrepid “band of merry media,” 18 travel writers an…

Straddling the border between counties Clare and Galway in the province of Connacht, Galway Bay is a 50 km mi) inlet brimming with oyster and mussel beds and surrounded by lay… County Clare, The Province, Places To See, Beds, Ireland, Travel Destinations, Scenery, Castle, Sunset

Treasures of Ireland: Galway Bay

Straddling the border between counties Clare and Galway in the province of Connacht, Galway Bay is a 50 km X 30 km (30 mi X 18 mi) inlet brimming with oyster and mussel beds and surrounded by layer…

Ashford Castle: Regal Elegance wrapped in Irish Charm Stone Archway, Ashford Castle, White Wine, Places To See, Irish, Alcoholic Drinks, Charmed, Elegant, Classy

Ashford Castle: Regal Elegance wrapped in Irish Charm

From the moment our names are acknowledged on the guest list, Tom, the distinguished-looking guard resplendent in kelly-green livery, doffs his top hat, bids us a hearty welcome, raises the barrier…

Every year in January, when winter snows blanket the majestic Dolomites — like powdered sugar atop slices of panettone randomly arranged on a large, holiday platter — I head for the eas… South Tyrol, Northern Italy, Powdered Sugar, Winter Snow, Platter, Places To See, Travel Destinations, January, Blanket

Dispatches from the Dolomites: Alta Pusteria

Every year in January, when winter snows blanket the majestic Dolomites — like powdered sugar atop slices of panettone randomly arranged on a large, holiday platter — I head for the eas…

The Alta Pusteria, the high valley on the eastern edge of parent Val Pusteria in the South Tyrol of northern Italy, is a natural outdoor recreation center of wild landscape, designed by The Almight… South Tyrol, Northern Italy, Outdoor Recreation, Places To See, Travel Destinations, Mountains, Landscape, Nature, Road Trip Destinations

Dispatches from the Dolomites: Lago di Braies

The Alta Pusteria, the high valley on the eastern edge of parent Val Pusteria in the South Tyrol of northern Italy, is a natural outdoor recreation center of wild landscape, designed by The Almight…

City Slicker to Country Bumpkin in under 24 Miles Country Bumpkin, City Slickers, Places To See, Jewel, Travel Destinations, Italy, Mountains, Park, Creative

City Slicker to Country Bumpkin in under 24 Miles

For nearly 25 years, on and off, I’ve called Vicenza, a jewel of a city in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, my adopted hometown. From my creative hideaway along Viale Giuseppe Verdi, …

Treasures of Ireland: The Kilkenny Way Blarney Stone, Pot Of Gold, Luck Of The Irish, Fun Loving, Patron Saints, St Patrick, Ireland, Places, Irish

Treasures of Ireland: The Kilkenny Way

Ireland, that fun-loving island out in the Atlantic, is world renowned for many things, both real and imaginary. For instance, St. Patrick, it’s patron saint, the luck of the Irish, leprechau…

Gathered together in the lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin’s “embassy belt,” the newly-formed “band of merry media,” 18 intrepid travel writers and pho… Dublin Hotels, Book Of Kells, Dublin Ireland, Pho, Writers, Places To See, Taj Mahal, Travel Destinations, Merry

Treasures of Ireland: Dublin and the Book of Kells

Gathered together in the lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin’s “embassy belt,” the newly formed “band of merry media,” 18 intrepid travel writers and pho…

He’s no Lone Ranger. He wears no mask, doesn’t carry a pair of six-shooters around his waist and knows no one by the name of Tonto. But, he does have a horse called Silver … Lone Ranger, Places To See, Ireland, Travel Destinations, National Parks, Horses, Silver, Animals, Road Trip Destinations

Treasures of Ireland: A jaunty-good Ride through Killarney National Park

He’s no Lone Ranger. Far from it. He wears no mask, doesn’t carry a pair of six-shooters around his waist and knows no one by the name of Tonto. But, he does have a horse called Silver …

Just minutes after our jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park, Big Mike, our larger-than-life tour director, charged with shepherding the “band of merry media” — 18 int… Places To See, Larger, Ireland, Travel Destinations, National Parks, Merry, Journey, Tours, Vacation

Treasures of Ireland: Ring of Kerry

Just minutes after our jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park, Big Mike, our larger-than-life tour director, charged with shepherding the “band of merry media” — 18 int…

In Academy Award-winning director David Lean spent nearly a year on the Emerald Isle helming an epic romantic drama about a scandalous affair between a married Irish woman and a British Army … David Lean, Emerald Isle, British Army, World War I, Scandal, Places To See, Affair, Ireland, Travel Destinations

Treasures of Ireland: Dingle Peninsula

In 1970, Academy Award-winning director David Lean spent nearly a year on the Emerald Isle helming an epic romantic drama about a scandalous affair between a married Irish woman and a British Army …

With about two hours of coastline and emerald-green farmland still ahead before we cross the River Shannon, en route from the Dingle Peninsula, Big Mike, our larger-than-life tour director/concierg… Emerald Green, Places To See, Storytelling, Larger, Ireland, Travel Destinations, Journey, Tours, River

Treasures of Ireland: Along the Banks of the River Shannon

With about two hours of coastline and emerald-green farmland still ahead before we cross the River Shannon, en route from the Dingle Peninsula, Big Mike, our larger-than-life tour director/concierg…

Any travel writer worth his or her salt cannot come to Ireland and limit their reporting to just the “usual suspects” of foamy pints of Guinness, Dublin’s Temple Bar, the postcard… The Quiet Man, Temple Bar, Emerald Isle, Pints, Filming Locations, Guinness, Dublin, Places To See, Ireland

Treasures of Ireland: Remembering The Great Famine

Any travel writer worth his or her salt cannot come to Ireland and limit their reporting to just the “usual suspects” of foamy pints of Guinness, Dublin’s Temple Bar, the postcard…

She’s the longest coastal driving route in all of Europe, snaking km mi) around, through and over jagged-rock defenses that do battle against the powerful Atlantic Ocean along Ir… Cliffs Of Moher, Atlantic Ocean, Places To See, Ireland, Travel Destinations, Coastal, Battle, Europe, Adventure

Treasures of Ireland: The Cliffs of Moher

She’s the longest coastal driving route in all of Europe, snaking 2,500 km (1,500 mi) around, through and over jagged-rock defenses that do battle against the powerful Atlantic Ocean along Ir…