Category Archives: Accommodation and Product Reviews

Sky Luxe Hotel, Astana

We were in Astana for a full week for a conference/vacation. We knew nothing about the city and chose Sky Luxe based on its location. The hotel is a bit pricey but it is on par with others in the … Continue reading

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Brigit’s Garden, Galway, Ireland

Brigit’s Garden is the kind of place you just might overlook, unless you are into Celtic symbolism or botanical gardens…or both. We had seen brochures for this destination in several B&Bs on our recent trip to the Connemara region of … Continue reading

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Jack Zhuo, Guide in Guilin region, China

For the first time, while on a recent trip to China, we hired a private tour guide to take us to the Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) rice terraces several hours outside Guilin. We will soon be writing a blog posting about … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Travel Planning Websites

Planning a trip is almost as much fun as the voyage itself: figuring out where you want to go, learning about the destination in question, planning an itinerary and dreaming about the adventure to come… We often think about how … Continue reading

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Tea Cozy: Yangshuo, China

Yangshuo Tea Cozy is a gem of a hotel nestled among the rice paddies and lotus flower fields of the countryside just outside the city of Yangshuo. The limestone karst peaks dominate the view, with their mountainous vistas everywhere you … Continue reading

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My kingdom for a bag of Tyrrell’s

Last summer, we found ourselves one evening in a student apartment at the University of Limerick, with a bag of Tyrrell’s Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar English crisps, a Liam Neeson movie on the telly, and some local Irish beverages … Continue reading

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Coill Dara Bed and Breakfast, Tubbercurry, Ireland

We had the good fortune to be driving through western Ireland a few weeks ago, along what has become for us a well-trodden route. As we drove the nearly four hour journey from Shannon Airport to Drumcliffe, we realized that … Continue reading

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