Author: Staci

Hotel Cleanliness in 2020

I took a quick 24 hour poll on my Instagram to find out how many people have stayed in hotels since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. Interestingly, 36% of respondents said yes, they have stayed in a hotel… and that is coming from people who love to travel. As we continue to learn more

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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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Visiting Kilkenny Castle: What to Expect

Did someone say castle? Earlier this month I was invited on a spontaneous trip to Ireland. As my friend and I planned our itinerary, we thought it would be nice to do a half-day trip outside Dublin, so we looked for interesting things within a short driving radius. Visiting Kilkenny Castle came recommended by other

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