I was looking for an Irish town to spend a view days on my own last April, during a two-week trip around Ireland with a rotating roster of travel companions. Kilkenny stood out. The city an hour-and-a-half south of Dublin is known as the design center of Ireland, but also has a medieval castle, a […]
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There is a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil. Travelers to Brazil should protect themselves from yellow fever by getting yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel, and preventing mosquito bites.
Jenelli Frazer’s reign as Miss Universe Belize is coming to a close, and 8 Belizean women from different parts of the country are already cued up to take her place. They will participate in the Miss Universe Belize Pageant, which takes place on September 6th at the Belize City Civic Center. Even though that’s a […]
I hadn’t heard of the Dingle Peninsula until a few years ago during a "girls weekend," when a friend presented a bottle of Dingle Original Gin from the Dingle Distillery for another friend and I to taste. Then when I was researching a trip to Ireland last year, the travel literature suggested that if visitors […]
In case you didn’t know, I LOVE Japan. I studied the culture extensively in college and grad school, lived there twice, used to travel to Tokyo 1-2 times per year over the course of a decade in my last career, and continue to travel to Japan often. Even after numerous visits, I continue to find […]
Travel companions who make solo travel look glorious You say you don’t want to travel solo. But suppose your choice of travel companions include the faffer, the whinger or the waverer? I enjoyed this post on travel companions by a writer for a New Zealand site who detailed the challenges of the “eight worst types of people to travel […]