Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

County Tipperary If you’re looking for a scenic drive from Dublin down to Cork, take your time and go through County Tipperary.  The county is in the Munster province, southwest of Dublin, east of Limerick and northeast of Cork.  There are many Celtic and medieval ruins that surround the vast landscape of mountains, rivers, lakes…

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A Traveler for All Seasons

It’s always challenging planning a vacation.  But once you put together a draft itinerary of where to go and what to see, it gets easier from here on out.  Most people live in a world of work, school and other obstacles that prevent us from picking up and going anywhere at any time.   If you…

Ischia, Italy

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 20 miles off the coast of Naples, Italy.  Ischia is home to the many mineral rich thermal waters, roman ruins on the sea floor, pescatarian delights and the Aragonese Castle.  This island was founded by the Greeks around 700 BC, and was used as a…

Ghent, Belgium

Driving to Ghent can be quite tricky once off the highway.  After a few twists and turns down some archaic streets, we found Gravensteen Castle.  We parked, fed the meter (since we didn’t discover the Belgian Parking card yet) and walked up the road to the castle. It was quite early so we didn’t have…