Ring Of Kerry

7 Places to Visit in Ireland

Whether you’re actually Irish or just pretending to be Irish today, St. Patrick’s Day gives us all an excuse to celebrate the traditions of Ireland. There’s more to this beautiful country than shamrocks, leprechauns and Guinness, however. If the Emerald Isle is on your bucket list, check out these seven places to visit in Ireland. BRÚ NA BÓINNE This World Heritage site in County Meath is one of the largest and most important Megalithic complexes in the world. The three largest tombs were built approximately 5,000 years ago. Through a guided tour of the largest site at Newgrange, visitors can experience…
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Dunton Hot Springs relax vacation

4 Relaxing Resorts

Leisurely weekend mornings spent sipping coffee and turning the pages of a book. Evening sunsets accompanied by the soundtrack of soft music. Cozy winter days filled with movies, sewing, assembling puzzles, and baking. Aaah … Doesn’t it feel good to just RELAX? Sometimes vacation is for doing: rising early in the morning, filling your days with activities, and immersing yourself in your destination. But sometimes vacation is for doing nothing—passing your time without a care in the world, having nowhere to be, surrounded by beautiful scenery. If your mind, body, and spirit crave the ultimate do-nothing vacation, these 4 relaxing…
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Bucket List Destination: Hawaii

Sixth in a series: Our Team’s Dream Destinations Must-See Islands? Each of the six Hawaiian Islands has distinct features and sightseeing opportunities, but the most commonly visited by tourists are Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and The Big Island. Best Time to Travel? Hawaii is a year-round destination, but rates often peak from December to March. April to June and September to the beginning of December are considered off-season months. To view migrating humpback whales from the island of Maui, January through March is the best time to plan a visit, with prime viewing opportunities in February. Why Visit? A warm ohana…
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Bucket List Destination: The Galapagos Islands

Fourth in a series: Our Team’s Dream Destinations Located approximately 605 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands of the Pacific Ocean fascinate nature lovers and ecotourists alike. The island group consists of 18 main islands, 3 smaller islands, and 107 islets. Two airports serve locals and tourists, who often arrive by plane to embark on one of the small ships that explore the region. Must-See Islands? Each island in the Galapagos has its trademarks, and travelers should consider which landscapes, activities, and wildlife are their personal must-dos. Some of the most popular islands for tourists include Santa…
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Bucket List Destination: The Greek Islands

Third in a series: Our Team’s Dream Destinations The deep blues of the Aegean Sea, the sparkling white walls of the island architecture, and the bursting pinks of the creeping bougainvillea enchant travelers who long for respite on the Greek Islands. Must-See Islands? There are more than 6,000 Greek islands and only 227 have inhabitants. Islands considered must-see islands for first-time visitors include Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Paros, and Naxos. Best Time to Travel? Generally, April to October is the best time of year to visit the Greek Islands, but those hoping to enjoy the beautiful beaches should plan for a…
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