Visiting Martin Guitar Factory

What do Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, and John Mayer have in common (aside from all being great musicians)? They have all used a Martin guitar.  The History What is a Martin guitar, you ask? Martin Guitar was founded in 1883 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania by Christian Frederick Martin Sr, a German immigrant. CF Martin

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Is Visiting the Titanic Belfast Museum Worth It?

So, you’re planning a trip to Belfast and the Titanic museum has popped up on a few itineraries (including mine). Is it worth visiting, even if you’re not a die-hard fan of the Kate and Leo movie? What to do in Belfast: A 2 Day Itinerary This post contains a few affiliate links. Thanks for

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The Fontaine: Kansas City Hotel Review

One of the nicest parts of traveling to Kansas City is visiting Country Club Plaza. It’s a wonderful place to spend the day any time of year, but winter is special. The Plaza Lighting Ceremony, held Thanksgiving evening, is particularly nice. The lights shine every night until mid-January. Kansas City is known as the city

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Visiting the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

Basalt columns at Giant's Causeway

Last month I had the opportunity to visit a site that I had only recently learned about, from a children’s book, of all things: The Giant’s Causeway. Located at the northern tip of Northern Ireland, I never even considered that I’d get to see this remote natural wonder, apart from TV or the internet. This

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Guinness Storehouse Tour – Dublin’s Top Attraction

I know that titling this post “Dublin’s Top Attraction” might ruffle a few feathers, especially considering other notable attractions like The Book of Kells at Trinity College. However, judging by how packed the Storehouse was on a Wednesday afternoon, and by the fact that it’s the first thing people ask me about Dublin… I feel

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