Beer and Whiskey in Dublin

When people think of visiting Dublin, chances are that one of the first things that come to mind may be things like Guinness, Temple Bar and Irish Whiskey, among other things. These were definitely things on my mind when I finally arrived in Dublin 22 months later than planned after covid came and derailed allContinue reading “Beer and Whiskey in Dublin”

Birmingham Civil Rights Trail

I love traveling to visit historic sites. When I was a child, visiting historic sites, helped to expand upon what I learned from history class in school. Seeing the sites in person, brings a new perspective to what is learned in history books. As an adult, visiting historic sites, brings an even deeper meaning toContinue reading “Birmingham Civil Rights Trail”

An afternoon on the Northern Oregon Coast

While visiting Portland, Oregon last October, I took a drive out to the coast for the afternoon. I’ve dreamed of visiting the Oregon coast since I was young and watched the movie, Goonies. The Pacific coast is just so different than the Atlantic coast which I’m used to from living in Boston. I got aContinue reading “An afternoon on the Northern Oregon Coast”

Run 50 States – Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Hood River, Oregon

When deciding on a half marathon in Oregon, I knew that I definitely wanted to run one somewhere near Portland. I decided on the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon in Hood River which was a little more than an hour from downtown Portland. It’s run in the fall, which is my favorite time of year toContinue reading “Run 50 States – Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Hood River, Oregon”

La Isla del Encanto – Puerto Rico

The Spanish word Encanto has been brought to the attention of many non-Spanish speaking people with the recent release of the Disney movie of the same name which takes place in the country of Columbia. But did you know that Puerto Rico is known as “La Isla del Encanto” which in English translates to “TheContinue reading “La Isla del Encanto – Puerto Rico”

Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts

Throughout the year, Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center features many festivals. The first festival of the year is the International Festival of the Arts. In 2022, from January 14 – February 21st, you can immerse yourself in culinary, performing and visual arts when visiting Epcot Center. This festival will definitely bring the arts to yourContinue reading “Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts”

Sculptures along Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Boston has many wonderful areas to enjoy a nice walk. One of these areas is the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Commonwealth Avenue is divided by a park running down the middle of the street. This park connects the Public Garden to the Fens as part of the EmeraldContinue reading “Sculptures along Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Mall”

Boston’s Holiday Market at Snowport

One of these years, I will make it over to Europe in December to visit some of the Christmas markets, but until then I’m glad that many cities in the United States have started their own Christmas Markets, including right here in Boston. Although not exactly the same as the Christmas Markets in Europe, itContinue reading “Boston’s Holiday Market at Snowport”

Donut Tour of Portland Oregon

When visiting a new city I like to take at least one tour while I’m there as you can learn about different things to see and do while on tours that you wouldn’t normally think about. Prior to visiting Portland Oregon this fall, I took a look at the tours that were offered and cameContinue reading “Donut Tour of Portland Oregon”

Chasing Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Along the Historic Columbia River Highway

When you think of great places to see the fall foliage in the United States, the New England states are probably the first places that come to most people’s minds. As someone who grew up and currently lives in New England, I definitely agree with this, but traveling has shown me there are so manyContinue reading “Chasing Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Along the Historic Columbia River Highway”