This summer my youngest daughter took a family trip to Ireland. Listening to her plan her travel brought back memories of my trips to Ireland, first as a teenager and years later when I brought my kids. Though we visited many gorgeous locations, both trips focused on the town of Athenry in County Galway. My … Continue reading Return to Athenry: taking a heritage trip to Ireland
Nothing says 'bucket List' like a Mediterranean cruise vacation! Blue seas, balmy winds, and Instagram-worthy ports of call. But for first time cruisers in the Mediterranean, packing for a luxury cruise in Europe can be a challenge. What to wear on a Mediterranean cruise is very different from what you'd wear on a Caribbean cruise. … Continue reading Packing Smart for a Luxury Mediterranean Cruise in 2022 (free packing list)
How to plan a trip to Europe which is both exciting and relaxing. Combine city days with slow travel to make the most of your European travel and come home relaxed and refreshed.
What better way to see a country than on a bike? Navigating a new town, stopping at cafes frequented by locals, and having the leisure to pause anytime a vista grabs you - a truly immersive trip. Combine that with the fun and convenience of staying on a canal barge boat and you're guaranteed a … Continue reading Holland Bike and Barge Adventure: Slow Touring Fun
How to visit, and enjoy, Venice away from the crowds. Suggestions for neighborhoods to explore to get a feel for the iconic city.
We're always looking for different approaches to our travel adventures - biking, photography, and foodie tours- but when we knew we were spending some time in Rome we decided to revisit one of our favorite novels - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. We'd read this book when it was first published and remembered how … Continue reading Discover Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Walking Tour
Barcelona rivals Paris in the beauty of its architecture and parks. We had visited years ago, but were jet-lagged and short of time, so didn't appreciate the city. When we booked a Windstar cruise out of Barcelona, we decided to add a few days to the trip to really get to know this enchanting city. … Continue reading Best Things to Do in Barcelona in One Day … or longer!