Skip to content

Category: Travel Topics

Colleen Kelly and her husband on their wedding day, from "Why Salzburg Has My Heart: My Wedding in Austria"

Why Salzburg Has My Heart: My Wedding in Austria

For those of you that don't know this, and this may be most of you, I have a deep love and connection for a very special city in Europe. It all started many years ago when I was invited by my best friend to study abroad in college...
Read More
Colleen Kelly and family at the Schloss Mirabell & Mirabell Gardens, on the steps where The Sound of Music was filmed, from "Family Travel to Salzburg, Austria"

Family Travel to Salzburg, Austria

Austria, in itself, is filled with rich history and beautifully preserved baroque and medieval buildings. It spills over with castles and palaces and is rich in culinary and historical delights...
Read More

Los Cabos: Part 1 – For the Kids!

Ready for a spring break fit for the whole family? Whether you have kids, teens, or young adults that you are bringing along for a vacation, Los Cabos is a perfect getaway to warm beaches and accommodating resorts! Cabo San Lucas is a city that resides on the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.
Read More

Mardi Gras in Lafayette: A Weekend of Revelry for the Whole Family

Mardi Gras in Lafayette shows the true spirit of Louisiana traditions, right in the heart of Cajun Country.   If there is ever a time to laissez les bons temps rouler, or “let the good times roll,” it’s Mardi Gras weekend in Louisiana. Mardi Gras in America dates back to 1699, when French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville
Read More

Welcome to Cajun Country: Introducing Lafayette

When I say Louisiana, you say…? Did you automatically think “New Orleans”? New Orleans may be a globally known hub for Louisiana culture, but if you travel approximately 3 hours west, you’ll hit the city of Lafayette, bursting with Creole and Cajun music, dance, and history. It is known as “The Hub City” of the area,
Read More

Beginner’s Guide to London

"Whether you’ve been to London before, or it’s your first time across the pond, this city has so much to offer travelers."
Read More

Inside the Hilton Paris Opera in France

Oh, la la! Paris is known as the city of love. A city that is one of my personal favorites. One can agree that you can always find and experience something new with every visit to the “City of Love.” My memorable experiences always start at the Hilton Paris Opera, which is an unforgettable experience
Read More

Historic Ireland – Dublin & County Monaghan

Dublin always seems to be at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to traveling to the Republic of Ireland. As it should! Not only are there a million things to do in this city, but Dublin Airport is one of the airports you can arrive in when traveling with Aer Lingus, the official airline of Ireland. We
Read More

Belfast…and Beyond!

When Americans plan a trip to the island of Ireland, sometimes forgotten is carving out the time to journey upward to Northern Ireland. Not only does the northern coast dazzle with incredible natural landscapes along the water, but the city of Belfast continues to welcome tourists into its open arms.  Here are the highlights from
Read More

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

From ages 0-99, anyone can take a trip back in time with all the perks of modern-day amenities: A real castle with over 350 acres of pristine landscape, including one of Ireland’s largest bodies of water, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is something out of a storybook. The 64 beautiful suites come with private balconies overlooking the lake or
Read More
Photography credits: David Marlow. Image provided by the Inn of Five Graces.

Top 12 Ways to Get Inspired in Santa Fe

Cover image photography credits: David Marlow. Image provided by the Inn of Five Graces. New Mexico’s capital city will take your breath away, and not just due to its high elevation. Located at 7,199 feet above sea level, Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States and it’s the second oldest city
Read More

Relax & Unwind in Szczawnica, Poland

A historical landmark, as well as a relaxing spa destination, The Modrzewie Park Hotel and Pieniny Spa Resort in the town of Szczawnica, Poland, was built in 1938 by owner Adam Stadnicki. It resides in the midst of a larch forest, and the famous villa was originally dedicated to Stadnicki’s daughter. Today, revitalized by the Mankowski family, it is not only
Read More