Category: Hot Spots

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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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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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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Ace Hotel & Swim Club Palm Springs

I honestly don’t know where to begin when it comes to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Legendary and iconic are some words that come to mind when I think about this hot spot. In 2019, the chain is celebrating 20 years and this location is celebrating 10 years. After all this

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ibis Hotel Chain: The Great Budget Option you Haven’t Heard Of

When planning a trip abroad, it can be hard to decide where to stay. Especially if you’re trying to save money! I’m an American, so when I see hotels like Best Western or Holiday Inn, I know what to expect. But when arranging a foreign itinerary and an unfamiliar name pops up everywhere, it would

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, July 2019

Last week I visited Disneyland with a few out-of-town relatives. I was excited to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which opened in May of this year. Special reservations were required during the first month but now a Disneyland ticket grants normal access. Galaxy’s Edge has three entrances: One from the rear of Frontierland, on the

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