Return to Athenry: taking a heritage trip to Ireland

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

Packing Smart for a Luxury Mediterranean Cruise in 2022 (free packing list)

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)

Holland Bike and Barge Adventure: Slow Touring Fun

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

Discover Rome on an Angels and Demons Inspired Walking Tour

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

Best Things to Do in Barcelona in One Day … or longer!

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!