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Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel — or Carraig Phádraig — is one of Ireland’s top attractions. Located beside Cashel town, in County Tipperary on a walled plateau, it also goes by the names of Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock. Just looking at the photo makes me want to start climbing! The Rock of Cashel is about 20 kilometers (almost 13 miles)...
Castle Kilkenny
I’ve heard so much about Kilkenny, Ireland, that we had to include it in our family’s vacation tour this spring (2017). And because I was a magazine editor-in-chief for decades, I couldn’t resist putting together this ultimate guide to Kilkenny and sharing it with you! Hopefully this guide will save you the loads of time it took me to research it....
Best beaches include Constance Halaveli Resort in the Maldives
Choosing the best beaches in the world is largely a personal matter -- but I consulted tons of travel forums and reviews to narrow these down. A lot of it comes down to how beautiful the beach is (again, a subjective consideration). But it's also about how welcoming you consider the ocean around it.   Take me for instance. Growing up on...
Adare the Ireland town
Ireland towns and villages include sandy beaches, hilly streets, and castles dating back centuries. One thing they all have in common is a slew of friendly pubs where weary travelers can rest their feet and enjoy a meal! You really can't go wrong, but there are some that stand out on travelers' lists. >>ALSO: Check out my Ultimate Guide to...
Best ski resorts in the western US
A ski vacation is all about the complete experience, from the moment you wake up and smell the coffee, to the moment you take off your wet boots and warm your toes by the fire. But if you're targeting the western US, which are the absolute best ski resorts? That's what I wanted to find out when I began...
Horseback riding vacations can be in the woods
I'll never forget galloping on a hilltop on Nova Scotia when I was a kid. Of all the ways to travel the world, few are so enthralling as horseback riding vacations. They take you back to an era when life moved more slowly, and people took more time to observe the world from up-close-and-in-person. It can take you away from technology and all...

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