Take that getaway, without losing your shirt Jun30

Take that getaway, w...

Many family getaways can be spur of the moment events.  Johnny’s baseball weekend got postponed? Great – let’s getaway. But wait, if not done properly, you can overpay for your travel expenses big time. Here, however, are eight tips from Andrea Woroch, on how to make sure...

Kennebunkport – small town, great dining Mar06

Kennebunkport – small town, great dining

Even in winter when we arrived, Kennebunkport was alive with people out and about in this quaint seaport town. People that live here are a hearty bunch, and Kennebunkport attracts people from down south all year long for the beauty and the relaxation of this place. Cruising around Kennebunkport We arrived late in the afternoon and could only spend one evening here, so we drove Ocean Avenue before it got dark.  It gave us the opportunity to see the ocean and the wonderful mansions overlooking it. President Bush’s home is situated here and has a great view of both land and sea. All the locals speak so highly of the Bush’s and how personable...

Three amazing places to stay in northern County Donegal Aug28

Three amazing places...

In the last article we discussed a number of fun activities to be enjoyed in northern County Donegal while you are traversing the Wild Atlantic Way, but we glossed over where to eat and sleep.  We’ll rectify that right now. Rathmullan Rathmullan House is a 4-star luxury hotel that has some of...

Worth the drive – Boyce General Store May31

Worth the drive – Boyce General Store

Out in the country, away from the crowds, on a twisting country road, sets an unassuming little white building – Boyce General Store.  Not located in Boyce (that’s another 150 feet down the road,) it’s actually located at 10551 Woodburn Allen Springs Road in Alvaton, Kentucky (just outside Bowling Green.) Step up on the porch, enter the front door and get transported back to the 19th century when these stores were a common occurrence. Built in 1860, and still being restored, it’s a feast for the eyes and the nose. Numerous tables line either side wall, denoting the stores newest use as a full-service restaurant.  Beyond the tables, the old...

Ten things to do in Bowling Green KY May08

Ten things to do in Bowling Green KY

South Central Kentucky has a lot of attractions worthy of a long weekend or a week-long trip this summer.  From caving, to zip-lining, to Corvettes to dinosaurs; there’s bound to be something of interest to the entire family. Situated right smack in the center of the country, Bowling Green is easy get to. Take any of nine exits off I-65 (Exits 20-28) or fly into Nashville and it’s just a one hour drive north. There’s no lack of good food and fun places to see, so let’s take a look at some that we recently enjoyed on our last trip to Bowling Green. Ten places to go in Bowling Green: Lost River Cave is Kentucky’s only underground boat tour. ...

Nashville blends history, music and food to perfection Apr09

Nashville blends history, music and food to perfec...

Many of America’s cities can claim a title or two for their signature attraction. Nashville on the other hand can and has won accolades for a huge variety of achievements. “Most affordable”, “Friendliest city”, Top 5 best places to visit”, “Tastiest city”, “Best music scene city” are all awards won in the last couple years and with good reason. The food, the music and the attractions are all top notch. Close together, all the following can be enjoyed in one weekend if you rock and roll. Want to start the day with a possible celebrity sighting? Plan on breakfast at Taylor...

FlyBorgata lets you travel like a rockstar Dec09

FlyBorgata lets you travel like a rockstar

When I first heard about the FlyBorgata program, I almost dismissed it as something only the rich and famous would do. Glad I decided to look into it a bit more. It may be the closest you’ll ever come to getting treated like royalty, without having to endure a blue-blood transfusion.   FlyBorgata is a program available in fifteen cities across the US, where you’ll take a small private jet charter to Atlantic City, spend Friday and Saturday nights in the luxurious Borgata Hotel and then fly home again on Sunday. All for one affordable price. Catch your jet near home We drove to Atlantic Aviation, a private jet terminal near Cleveland...

17 Reasons to amble over to Arlington Oct08

17 Reasons to amble over to Arlington

We recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Arlington with a group of fellow travel writers. I spent years working around Ballston Common Mall in my former corporate life and it was good to be able to come back and spend some quality relaxing time here. Close enough to the Washington D.C. sights, but a different energy and vitality entirely. Most people know Arlington as site of the Arlington National Cemetery. Definitely worth a visit for anyone who enjoys history or beautiful park-like surroundings. The view from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is fabulous. Plan to spend some time as you will either need to walk to take a shuttle...

Kinsale – a picturesque harbor town in County Cork Jul05

Kinsale – a picturesque harbor town in Count...

Popular with the yachting community, Kinsale is a beautiful little town in southern Ireland, clustered around a harbor. White sails still reflect the sun as small and medium sized sailboats come and go, some preparing for the many sailing competitions held here annually. In the 17th & 18th centuries, Kinsale was an important naval center. All that remains of that history now is the Charles Fort, one of the finest remaining examples of star-shaped bastion forts common in that time. In addition to its nautical roots, Kinsale is now also known for its food. In October each year, the town swells with throngs of people coming to town for the...

Top Cleveland Restaurants – a city guide for foodies Jul05

Top Cleveland Restau...

For the first time visitor, here’s a quick list of the best restaurants in Cleveland, OH.  Cleveland is now well known for their fine dining, with great restaurants in Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs.  The Cleveland dining scene is quickly becoming a destination for foodies and...

Hotel-Musee Premieres Nations is a triple treat in Wendake, Quebec Jan22

Hotel-Musee Premiere...

To really appreciate a city, it helps to have a historical background on the place. In Quebec, that can easily be accomplished by a short, 15-minute drive north from the city center to Wendake, home of the Huron-Wendat Nation. (pronounced When – dock’ – ee) When first discovered by outsiders...

Bay Leaf – a hidden gem in Allentown Dec28

Bay Leaf – a hidden ...

Having just driven into Allentown, Pennsylvania to spend the night, we really hadn’t made any dinner reservations.  Checking with a couple on-line apps, we finally decided to try the Bay Leaf, at 935 Hamilton Street.  Turns out it couldn’t have been more convenient, it was just diagonally...