The protected peninsula of Rosses Point, reaching from Sligo like a small hand between Sligo Harbour and Drumcliff Bay, is a well known local holiday spot. The sandy beach, ocean-side golf course, and marina, draw families searching for an active, yet relaxing, break. Yeats Country Hotel, the only hotel at the end of the quiet peninsula, is a perfect spot for visitors looking to get off the tourist trail along the Wild Atlantic Way. Our three night stay gave us just a taste of this fabulous area and comfort of this full service hotel in Sligo....
Today, Jody is joined by her best friend, Kara, who just made her first trip to Ireland this summer. Kara is talking about her experience with being gluten-intolerant and eating in Ireland. She also talks about her overall experience with visiting Ireland for the first time.
Did you know that Ireland has had a bit of a ‘food revolution’ for the past few years? While you’ll still find classics like Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Stew on pub menus, it’s likely to be listed next to Herbed Goat Cheese or a Roast Breast of Chicken.
Ireland’s food culture has gone from bland to bazinga – creating ‘must eat’ destinations!
One of the benefits of RVing, especially for families, is the kitchen/campfire combination. Besides the convenience of putting together a meal in the middle of nowhere, you’re more likely to eat healthier foods and save money over dining out.
But, no matter how well you eat in that RV, there are some restaurants across the US that are worth the stop, or even the detour and extra driving to get there. Bon appétit!
New Orleans is one of those cities that comes alive during the holidays. Though always a place to laissez les bons temps rouler, the air simply vibrates with celebration at Christmas time.
My past Christmas visit was solo, courtesy of Visit New Orleans, but reliving my trip through the photos I took really makes me want to plan a visit à deux – an adults only getaway in a grand hotel, dining on sumptuous food, and slowly window shopping along Royal Street.
Mary told me, everything she serves is sourced from 5-10 miles away. Fish from the Atlantic Ocean, fresh goat cheese from just down the road, greens from near Galway Bay, herbs from the backyard garden, a fresh bread baked daily by Aidan.
I hesitate to call the food simple, as it tasted anything but. Each sip, bite, and nibble burst with flavor. Paired with the stunning presentation, our entire meal was a feast for the senses.
If I had my way I would chase perfect weather across the country, moving my RV as the seasons changed, leaving behind bitter cold or melting heat and humidity.
Right now a house, job, and kids activities keep us stationary, allowing for long weekend getaways and extended trips.
While it seemed like my Midwestern home went from winter to summer, with barely any spring, our rains caught up in June, bringing intense humidity. By early July I was more than ready for our escape ‘Up North’ to Hayward, Wisconsin.
If you’re not familiar with Hayward, it’s a lovely northern Wisconsin resort town nestled in tall pine trees with a gorgeously clear river flowing through it. Only an hour from Lake Superior, the cool lake breezes filter through the forest, creating a perfect summer haven.
As I look out my window right now I see a gentle creek parting the rolling hills that will soon be green. The pre-dawn air is still a bit too brisk for the grass to have the smell of morning dew when I open the door to let my dog out. And the only ruined castle I see is made of snow, its frozen turrets slowly dwindling in our glorious spring thaw.
For nearly 400 years, Durty Nelly’s (yes, there was a real Durty Nelly) has been providing comfort and sustenance to travelers near and far. In days long past, Nelly was the keeper of the toll bridge that allowed access to the castle. Her legend lives on, slightly sanitized for young ears, in the pub and restaurant that bear her name, where you can sit, warm in the snug, a pint at your hand and the craic bouncing off the walls as it has for centuries.