Lodging

Review: Ice House Hotel & Spa, Mayo, Ireland

Pulling our rental car into the street side parking in Ballina, I was struck at the marked contrast of this modern boutique hotel from our prior castle and manor house stays. The Ice House Hotel & Chill Spa is another one of Ireland’s Blue Book properties, but it is unique in that it seamlessly blends […]

April 28th, 2017|Ireland, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining, Spa|

Cashel House Review, County Galway, Ireland

On the west coast of Ireland, overlooking Cashel Bay, sits Cashel House. This 50 acre estate, in Connemara, County Galway, in the heart of Ireland National Park, has been welcoming guests for a long, long time; over 50 years by the McEvilly family. The four star family-run, historic hotel, built in the 1700’s, is a garden […]

April 21st, 2017|Food, Ireland, Lodging|

An Indianapolis Couples’ Weekend Getaway

Guest post by Jamie Rhein

When looking for a place in between Chicago and Columbus for a couples’ getaway with friends of ours, Indianapolis made the cut. The weekend was a perfect mix of history, race cars, food, literature, theater and wine–all except for the race cars were within minutes of each other.

Before the weekend, our experience […]

April 19th, 2017|Food, Lodging, Travel, Travel Writer, Uncategorized, What a Trip|