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reviewed Gate Lodge Guest House. April 27, 2011
Gate Lodge Guest House
Believe it or not, Dublin was not a high priority on my places to visit in Ireland. It was the Place Everyone Visited and therefore I wanted to go in a different direction. However, the one stipulation …
reviewed Pietà. April 13, 2011
I saw this statue years ago when it toured the United States. Then last year I got to see it in Rome within St Peter's Basilica amongst the other great sculptures and was even more in awe of the artist's …
reviewed Lisbon, Portugal. April 13, 2011
In several tour books and travel blogs I'd read about these wonderful palm sized custard tarts, so I had to give them a try. What a treat! It's Lisbon's version of New Orleans beignets. In …
reviewed Dublin, Ireland. April 13, 2011
The Book of Kells Exhibition – is housed within the grounds of historic Trinity college. It is definitely a “must see” for Dublin. The Book of Kells is a gospel manuscript from 800 A.D. …
reviewed Rick Steves' Europe. April 13, 2011
Rick Steve's Europe
I love Rick Steve's books and his TV shows because he talks about the importance of getting to know the locals by meeting them instead of just seeing them from the window of a tour bus as you are …
reviewed London, England. April 13, 2011
London, England
London is one of the priciest cities to visit so you might want to look for some free things to do so you can afford to eat. Here's a freebie that gives you the opportunity to step back in time and …
The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral
My husband and I enjoy visiting Gothic cathedrals whenever we take a trip to Europe. The very first, and one of the oldest, cathedrals that we experienced was in Salisbury, England. I’ll never forget …
reviewed Bru Bar Hostel. February 03, 2011
posted in Travel Ireland
Bru Bar Hostel
When my friend Steffie and I were  plotting our travels to Ireland last year, I knew that I wanted our home base to be in Cork, even though we would be leaving for the east and a bit north the day …
reviewed Aer Lingus. February 03, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
    Last June my friend Steffie and I packed our bags and headed off to Ireland!       There was no way around it; I wanted Steffie and I to fly into Cork. Our …
reviewed Eurail. December 21, 2010
So I'm off to Europe the day after Christmas and one way I'll be getting around is by train. I've used all types of transportation through Europe in the past but for some reason trains are …
reviewed Musee National du Moyen Age. November 17, 2010
Musee National du Moyen Age
My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have made several visits to Paris. There is so much that is wonderful about the city, but I think my absolutely favorite place is the Musee National du Moyen …
reviewed Edmundbyers YHA Hostel, Northumberlan.... October 19, 2010
Edmundbyers YHA Hostel, Northumberland, England
When travelling throughout Europe we often stay in hostel accommodation and I am always telling people that most hostels have private rooms, some en suite, and that really these hostels are much closer …
reviewed Affittacamere Good Night, Udine, Italy. October 19, 2010
Affittacamere Good Night, Udine, Italy
Finding budget accommodation in the Italian city of Udine proved to be a long drawn out struggle. The tourism pages of the municipal website list the larger hotels but not cheaper accommodation like hostels, …
reviewed Holiday Inn Munich - Schwabing. October 19, 2010
posted in Unique Hotels
Holiday Inn Munich - Schwabing
   I had the opportunity to stay at the Holiday Inn in the Schwabing borough of Munich, Germany this past spring. As a non-German speaking American, I found it an extremely convenient place …
reviewed Hostel at Hotel Park, Ljubljana, Slov.... October 18, 2010
Hostel at Hotel Park, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Due to an unplanned chain of events we arrived in Ljubljana at 8.30 on a Sunday evening with nowhere to stay. We couldn't impose on our friends there as they have a newborn baby and we wanted to be straight …
reviewed Hostel Alur, Tallinn, Estonia. October 17, 2010
Hostel Alur, Tallinn, Estonia
Old Town Hostel Alur is situated as the name suggests in Vana Tallinn - Old Tallinn. Well just about, it's within the old walls and is two minutes walk from the main square, Raekoja Plats. There are one …
reviewed Hostel Uni, Maribor, Slovenia. October 17, 2010
Hostel Uni, Maribor, Slovenia
As a frequent traveller I always want to save money wherever I can and accommodation is one area of my holidays where I am happy to go for the most basic option in order to spend more money elsewhere. …
reviewed Hotel Begolli. October 17, 2010
posted in Unique Hotels
Hotel Begolli
  On our arrival in Kosovo we were thrown into a bit of a pickle. We had come from Nis in Serbia, a country that strictly speaking does not even acknowledge Kosovo's existence and our bus should …
reviewed Borthwick Castle. October 07, 2010
posted in Unique Hotels
Borthwick castle
When you enter Borthwick Castle for the first time everyone makes it clear immediately. You are a guest, not a customer. My husband and I arrived and the staff greeted us as though we were expected guests, …
reviewed A Guide to Royal Observatory Greenwich. September 12, 2010
A Guide to Royal Observatory Greenwich
If you are lucky enough to travel to London, England, you MUST take in The Royal Observatory at Greenwich and the nearby National Maritime Museum. At the conclusion of your tour, you'll be offered …
reviewed Switzerland. August 01, 2010
I'm not a seasoned or jaded traveler ... yet! So a comprehensive travel guide is critical to my preparation for a trip and a great way of post-filling information and details into some of the holes …
reviewed Discover Great Britain. July 21, 2010
Discover Great Britain
Someone once wrote, perhaps joking, that if you wanted to have a great time on vacation, look up all the places Lonely Planet recommended and DON'T go there. I think the idea was that so many tourists …
reviewed Discover Great Britain. July 01, 2010
Discover Great Britain
Lonely Planet's Great Britain travel guide begins with a list of 25 top experiences, top itineraries, and information for planning your vacation. Great Britain is then divided into chapters covering London, …
reviewed Discover Spain. June 19, 2010
Discover Spain
Lonely Planet's Spain travel guide begins with a list of 25 top experiences, top itineraries, and information for planning your vacation. Spain is then divided into chapters covering Madrid, Barcelona, …
reviewed Discover France. June 19, 2010
Discover France
Lonely Planet's France travel guide begins with a list of 25 top experiences, top itineraries, and information for planning your vacation. France is then divided into chapters covering Paris, Champagne …
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