You Had Us At Chocol...

We love food tours.  Giving our tastebuds a bit of employment while exploring an area is a pretty fantastic adventure.  And, Great Food Tours delivers a wonderful chocolate adventure in Beverly Hills, California.  Learning tidbits of history in this famous city while sampling delicious...

Riley’s Farm &...

Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, California is a property with many layers and definitely worth checking out.  We scored a Groupon to check out Hawk’s Head Publick House Tavern and cashed it in this past weekend. We had a great lunch with good friends while reliving a bygone era. The food was...

Searching For Aurora Borealis Sep14

Searching For Aurora Borealis

Ready.  Set.  Go. Day 1 After arriving at the Keflavík International Airport around 6am, we took a bus into Reykjavik and ended up at our hotel, Icelandair Hotel Natura , around 7am. We were pleasantly surprised when they checked us into our room. Despite being exhausted, we opted to explore the city instead of crashing. While waiting to take a free bus into town, we discovered it ran sometime around noon. So, we bundled up, wrapping our scarfs around our necks and ears and set off toward the heart of it all. The first half of our walk into town confirmed our assumption that the ground would be slick, so we treaded with care.  Thankfully,...

Ireland Bling: Waterford Crystal May19

Ireland Bling: Water...

Before we became travelers, we only knew Waterford Crystal from our wedding registry.  We came upon some in Macy’s and noted that it was some expensive “glass”. After having visited Ireland, we have to admit, the Ireland bling known as Waterford Crystal is hypnotic and more...

Titanic Experience via Ireland May14

Titanic Experience v...

In the past four years, we have taken in two Titanic experiences in the United States: (1) Las Vegas’ Titanic Exhibit and (2) Orlando’s Titanic Experience. These two exhibits display a variety of artifacts from the wreckage and each do a nice job of delivering a well-rounded...

Gaining the Gift of Gab @ Blarney Castle May01

Gaining the Gift of ...

“Disgusting.  Nasty.  You’re not actually going to kiss the stone, are you?  Do you know what the locals do the stone at night?”  All of these seemed to be on the minds of the travelers on our tour.  Quite honestly, we didn’t know if we would kiss the stone. “So,...

Trippin’ in Dublin – Food, Folklore, Fairies & Randomness Apr29

Trippin’ in Du...

Dublin easily keeps a traveler busy.  While we explored Dublin, we took in an assortment of traveler’s delights. “Some experiences we enjoyed while in Dublin included the Kilmainham Gaol, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, An Evening of Food, Folklore, and Fairies @ Brazen Head pub,...

Trippin’ in Dublin – Kilmainham Gaol Apr25

Trippin’ in Du...

For many traveling to Dublin, the one MUST see location is the Guinness Storehouse.  However, for us it was the Kilmainham Gaol.  (Gaol simply means jail.) Once upon a time, not too long ago, the jail was where many Irish rebels’ lives ended fighting for independence from British ruling and...

Trippin’ in Dublin – Trinity College Library Apr22

Trippin’ in Du...

For a capital city, Dublin feels intimate.  But make no mistake about it, once you are out exploring after 11am in the city centre, the streets fill and the crowd continues to grow into the evening.  This probably has to do with Dublin being home to the vibrant Temple Bar area, a part of the...