Jetsetting

Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

I had come to Inverness as my jumping off point to the Orkney Islands, which is an archipelago at the Northern tip of Scotland. I had stayed for several days in this pleasant city at the mouth of the River Ness and was completely charmed. Inverness is very walkable with interesting architecture, a multi steeple… Continue reading Inverness, Scotland | Exploring the Scottish Highlands

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Stari Most in Mostar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Bosnia and Herzegovina

The first time I saw the Old Stone Bridge of Mostar was a photo from an American backpacker that I met in Czech Republic many years ago. I could not help but feel that traveler's pull in my core when I saw the beauty of the stone bridge arched over the turquoise Neretva River. If… Continue reading Stari Most in Mostar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The City of Verona, Italy | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the city of Verona was an exciting and terrific trip for my daughter and I. Our main reason for traveling to the city was to visit Juliet's house, visit the castle and walk the historic streets. What we left with was wonderful memories of an ancient city with a vibrant energy, significant sites, tasty… Continue reading The City of Verona, Italy | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the historic centre of Vilnius was like diving into a large delicious bag of eye candy for me. I have always been one for architecture, as well as a love for Eastern Europe and the centre of Vilnius had combined those passions for me. The historic city centre embraces several significant architectural styles including… Continue reading Historic Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Amsterdam’s Canal Ring – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Netherlands

There are many things that come to mind when one thinks of Amsterdam. I know for me it was initially the Anne Frank House, Van Gough Museum, the red light district, smoking pot in coffee houses and the canals. I have done all of those including more in Amsterdam but we will focus on their… Continue reading Amsterdam’s Canal Ring – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Netherlands

Global Dining

Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippie

Beshoff in Dublin, Ireland I definitely love a good chippie! Over my years of traveling to the United Kingdom and Europe, I have eaten an impressive share of this tasty meal. It does seem like a simple dish but I have not been able to find it in the United States made as good as… Continue reading Fish and Chips | The Love of a Good Chippie

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Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Hello from Orkney Islands! Visiting the Orkney Islands was quite the journey for me during my second visit to Scotland. These remote islands are an archipelago at the tip of northeastern Scotland and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I believe that if you really wanted to visit this location, you would really have… Continue reading Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Explorng Ireland

Street View of Bunratty Castle Over the years, I have seen countless castles and stately homes throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Although each castle experience was different to each other, Bunratty Castle in County Clare, Ireland was quite special. It might have been that Bunratty was not over the top and I really loved… Continue reading Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Explorng Ireland

Food Journals

What I ate in England – Part 2 – A Food Journal

England is not all about fish and chips or English fry-ups, although those are a couple of my favorite British meals. In the last fifteen years that I have traveled to the United Kingdom, I noticed the food scene changing and it has excited me. I am not only a fan of their changing food… Continue reading What I ate in England – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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Kinslale – A Colorful Seaside Town | Exploring Ireland

The colorful seaside town of Kinslale was like eye candy to me and it was so very charming! The town itself can be a wonderful day trip or a get away weekend while in Ireland. The buildings along the harbor are no more than a couple stories high, original and brightly colored. The whole village… Continue reading Kinslale – A Colorful Seaside Town | Exploring Ireland

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Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

Have we met? You know I LOVE butter right? I understand what makes great butter and I can taste quality dairy right away. Whenever I visit Ireland or France, I gorge myself on that creamy yellow spread on fresh bread. So, when I was told by a friend that Cork had a Butter Museum, I… Continue reading Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

Food Journals

What I ate in England – Part 1 – A Food Journal

England is not all about fish and chips or English fry-ups, although those are a couple of my favorite British meals. In the last fifteen years that I have traveled to the United Kingdom, I noticed the food scene changing and it has excited me. I am not only a fan of their changing food… Continue reading What I ate in England – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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Banaue Rice Terraces – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring the Philippines

Getting to the Banaue Rice Terraces in the remote mountains of Banaue, Ifugao in the Philippines was tiring, adventurous and laughable. The visit to the rice terraces was awe-inspiring, relaxing, educational and fed my need for exploration. I brought back with me knowledge, memories, stories to tell and carved figures made from local wood. The… Continue reading Banaue Rice Terraces – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring the Philippines

Global Dining

Pâtisserie E. Ladurée | The Original Double Decker Macaron

I fell head over heals with Pâtisserie E. Ladurée two decades ago, but this indulgent French sweet shop selling high-end pastries and candy, has been around since 1862. You may know them for their best seller, the double decker macaron with a luscious filling that holds the colorful cookies together. Ladurée's macarons are so perfect… Continue reading Pâtisserie E. Ladurée | The Original Double Decker Macaron

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Seoul’s Deoksugung Palace | Exploring South Korea

Bundled up in a heavy wool coat, furry snow boots and my Banana Republic teal beanie, I stepped off the metro in search of Deoksugung Palace. It was brisk Mid-December morning in Seoul and there was a sheet of powdery snow on the ground. This was my first time in Seoul as well as my… Continue reading Seoul’s Deoksugung Palace | Exploring South Korea

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The Historic Seaport Town of Cobh | Exploring Ireland

Approaching the small charming seaport town of Cobh, one would not realize the historic importance it had played in the last centuries. It seems to be a typical seaside town in Ireland, small and unassuming. There is one road going in that hugs the sea and when you look up, you note the colorful structures… Continue reading The Historic Seaport Town of Cobh | Exploring Ireland

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The Jameson Experience | Whiskey Tasting in Midleton, Cork, Ireland

Whiskey has been tied with the Irish culture for centuries, with the word "whiskey" having Gaelic roots. Some of the first recordings of Irish whiskey dates back to 1405 and it is one of Europe's earliest distilled beverages. So visiting whiskey bars and distilleries while touring the Emerald Isle, should always be included. I have… Continue reading The Jameson Experience | Whiskey Tasting in Midleton, Cork, Ireland

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Jameson Distillery – Bow St | Whiskey Tasting in Dublin, Ireland

Oh, show me the way to the next whiskey bar. Oh don't ask why. No don't ask why. - Jim Morrison Whiskey has been tied with the Irish culture for centuries, with the word "whiskey" having Gaelic roots. Some of the first recordings of Irish whiskey dates back to 1405 and it is one of… Continue reading Jameson Distillery – Bow St | Whiskey Tasting in Dublin, Ireland

Global Dining

The Eiffel Tower Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

As a Las Vegas local who enjoys fine dining, I have been asked many times over for restaurant recommendations on 'The Strip' . A swanky restaurant that offers the quintessential Vegas WOW moment. After a short question and answer session, one of my favorite recommendations has been The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, located inside the Paris… Continue reading The Eiffel Tower Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

Food Journals

What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

The United Kingdom is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. I have been traveling to London time after time since 2009 and am not done yet. In over a decade, I have watched the food scene change and am always excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal