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Breakfast at Ballygally Castle: farm to table at its finest

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

A wee book on the breakfast table tells the tales of other local fare like the White’s Porridge Oats served with Waggle Dance honey and Bushmills Whiskey, yogurt from the Marchioness of Dufferin’s estate, and Guinness Wholegrain Bread.

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Belfast cuisine: pub grub to 5-star

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017

Belfast’s culinary scene has runs the gamut from pub grub to five-star dining. And it can often be enjoyed in a grand historic building that dates to Belfast  industries like linen production and ship building were the best in the world. 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland: A Titanic Adventure

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Belfast’s culture and heritage is seen and enjoyed in its world-class architecture, treasured traditions, abundance and range of dining options, and vibrant music and arts scene.

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Okemo Mountain Resort: the best of Vermont for all seasons

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

Okemo Mountain Resort is a year-round destination for family-friendly fun in the fresh Green Mountain air.

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The Farmhouse Dinner Series at Jackson Gore Inn’s Coleman Brook Tavern

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

During the summer harvest season, the Farmhouse Dinner Series at Okemo Mountain Resort’s Coleman Brook Tavern at showcases Executive Chef Jason Tostrup’s commitment to fresh, local Vermont cuisine.

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Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival at Okemo Mountain Resort

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

The 17th annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival was held at Okemo Mountain Resort August 6-8, 2017.

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The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina: a Vanderbilt Legacy

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

George Washington Vanderbilt, grandson of steamship, railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, built a country retreat in Asheville that is the largest house in America

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Asheville, North Carolina

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Visit Asheville and you will discover many of the reasons people like George Washington Vanderbilt were drawn to this mountain region in western North Carolina.

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New London, Connecticut: fish and ships and so much more

Posted by on May 2, 2017

New London, Connecticut’s location just off Route 95 makes “The Whaling City” a convenient place to visit, whether for a few hours, a weekend getaway, or for a stay long enough to take in the best of the area’s maritime attractions and rich heritage.

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The Hudson River School of Art: landscapes and the national parks

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017

The landscapes of the Hudson River Valley’s Thomas Cole and his followers gave a new nation international recognition. The Hudson River School of Art sparked an interest in America’s open spaces that eventually led to the National parks system.

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Best alpine trips in Switzerland: Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Our Swiss alpine experience took us to three gondola stops — Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten.

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Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz: On Top of the World

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

Awaken at sunrise at Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz and you will discover how it feels to be on “Top of the World.”

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Enrichment vacations: Viking Ocean Cruises launches new resident historian program

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017

A select faculty of historians will be onboard Viking’s ocean cruise ships to provide a new level of enrichment for guests.

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Flying to or from Zurich? It’s easy to stop in the city

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city. It is also its dynamic and cosmopolitan financial and technology center.

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Travel deal: the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017

During our last visit to Dublin we stayed at the Fitzwilliam Hotel. It is across from historic park and garden known as St. Stephen’s Green and adjacent to the lively Grafton Street pedestrian shopping area.

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Daytrips from Zurich: the lake cruise

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017

Getting out on the lake is one of the most delightful way of seeing the area around Lake Zurich

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Dining in Zurich: some of our favorites

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Looking for a hidden gem? You will need a reservation for a table

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Zurich’s Manifesta 11: the Pavilion of Reflections

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

The floating wooden platform known as the Pavilion of Reflections was part of Zurich’s Manifesta 11, a 100 day biennial celebration that explores social changes in the European cultural landscape.

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The best of Zurich in 24 hours

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city, the dynamic and cosmopolitan financial and technology center…

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Two Days in the Swiss capital: Bern, Switzerland

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

Ever wonder why Bern was chosen as Switzerland’s political capital over the larger Zurich or Geneva?

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