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Traveling in Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is coming……an Irish holiday that has become a Hallmark Moment.  While annoying, I don’t care.  It makes me think of all the lovely times I had in this charming country seeing the sights, hanging out in pubs … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre: Absolutely Glorious

When I respond to friends who ask me where I went in Italy recently with “Cinque Terre,” I get a lot of blank looks.  This remote area on the Italian Riviera is not well known, and  for good reason.  It’s … Continue reading

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P.O.S.H: A Bit of Paris in Chicago

When I can’t get to Paris but need a French fix, my destination of choice is a charming little shop on State Street of Chicago called P.O.S.H. It’s a treasure trove of French Flea Market finds, a jumble of lovingly … Continue reading

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Tall Castles Dot Irish Landscape

Tower Castles or Tall Houses as they are sometimes called, dot the landscape of Ireland.  Left to ruin, they are an eerie reminder of clans and medieval life on the Emerald Isle.  I think they are fascinating. Three or more … Continue reading

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Gregans Castle Hotel a welcoming spot in remote Burren area of Ireland

I had two really big surprises when we arrived at the Gregans Castle Hotel in the  area known as the Burren in the western part of Ireland.  The first one was that it wasn’t a castle.  Actually that was a … Continue reading

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