Castle Leslie Review, Monaghan, Ireland

Whether you are looking for horseback riding through Ireland’s ancient woodlands, walking next to sparkling lakes or simply wish (like me) to stay overnight in a castle, your vacation dreams will become reality at Castle Leslie. The family owned estate can trace its Irish roots back to the 16th century when the Leslie family purchased […]

May 5th, 2017|Ireland, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining|

Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV hotel review

This post was contributed by Lisa Dion.

Last month I wrote about Spring Break, traveling with my kids through Arizona and Utah visiting National Parks. But the trip wasn’t all about appreciating the staggering natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.

No. It was also about exposing the virgin eyes of my twelve and […]

May 3rd, 2017|Lodging, Travel|

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|