Featured Location: Celebrate Chanukah in Dublin

There’s half an aisle of kosher goods at  the local Supervalu Supermarket in Churchtown, a quiet section of Dublin, which makes it easy for former New Yorker Judith Charry  to find the items she needs to celebrate Chanukah in Ireland,  with her Irish born Jewish husband Carl Nelkin and children Jessica, 13 ½  and Sarah, [...]



Featured Location: Ashford Castle Ireland offers a Unique Christmas Adventure
Ashford Castle

Alan Moran is on his tip toes on a big ladder, reaching out to add a shiny silver butterfly to a 25 foot tall freshly cut Christmas tree as Catherine Kenny is suggesting the perfect branch for it to land on.  Trees this large wouldn’t fit into most New York apartment building lobbies but in [...]



Featured Location: Food and Wine in Pebble Beach, Food and Music in New Orleans
Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festiva

The end of April is a great time for foodies but those who truly love to eat are left with a tough choice.  Do you want great food, top notch chefs, amazing wine with a view of the Pacific or great food in a casual outdoor venue accompanied by an eclectic choice of music. Oh, [...]



The Super Bowl is in Dallas but Cowboys Still Play in Fort Worth
Billy Bob's

You can head to Dallas for the Superbowl but you have to wander over to Fort Worth (http://www.fortworth.com/visitors/superweek/) to experience cowboy Texas.   Cowboys Stadium in Arlington is only 12 miles away, directly east of downtown Fort Worth on Interstate 30. Fort Worth is a unique combination of big belt buckles, cowboy hats, two stepping and [...]



Have You Been Naughty or Nice? 10 Last Minute Gifts for the Frequent Flyer on Santa’s List
Tequila

What do you get the man or woman on the go this holiday season?  Well with time running short, here are a few gizmos, gadgets and garb for frequent fliers that are bound to leave them platinum-level happy come Christmas morning. Eagle Creek has designed a suitcase and storage solution that erases the eternal question [...]



Featured Location: Amsterdam:The Dutch Bought Manhattan For $24 But What Does $24 (or less!) Get You in The Netherlands?
netherlands

Four hundred years ago Henry Hudson and the Dutch ship Half Moon sailed past Manhattan in search of a shortcut to the Far East. In 1626 Peter Minuit, the Dutch Governor of Nieuw Amsterdam, bought the island from the Indians in Manhattan’s  Inwood Hill Park for $24 dollars in beads and trinkets.  The Flying Manatee [...]



Featured Location: Spooky, Scary, Ghostly & Fun! The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado
Stanley Hotel

The ghosts of the murdered twin girls were nowhere to be seen, nor was the cackling, naked old woman with decaying flesh. Yet the little hairs on the back of my neck were standing on end and my shaking legs were telling me to make a quick exit from the 100-year-old Stanley Hotel in Colorado [...]



Featured Location: Visit Veneto for history, architecture, theater – and a human chess game
Veneto

Marostica, Italy, has a quaint town square, as do many villages in the Veneto region west of Venice. But on the recent weekend of Sept. 10-12, Marostica’s square was filled with knights on horseback, castles that move, pawns that breathe and a real-life “king” and “queen.” Every even-numbered year on the second weekend in September, [...]



Featured Location: Breckenridge
Dog Sledding and Horse Drawn Carriage rides in Breckeridge, CO.

The sound of frozen snow being chipped from 20 ton blocks fills the cold, crisp air from all corners of the Riverwalk Center, in the middle of Breckenridge, Colorado. More than a dozen teams of ice sculpting artisans, working in teams of four, are busy using hand driven implements of mass creation to form majestic 12 foot high sculptures.



Featured Location: Quebec Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival in Quebec City  Ice castle

Quebec is a great walking city, even in the cold of winter and has the feel of a village, where streets are narrow but joie de vivre, an enjoyment of life, resonates through both the upper and lower sections of this historic city.