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One Day in Waterford, Ireland

Less than a 2-hour drive from Dublin, Waterford is best known for its namesake crystal, but that’s not all the city has going for it. If you’re planning a trip through Ireland, spending a day in Waterford will be time well spent.

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Eating at Restaurant L’Hort de Casa, Andorra

Instead of planning how we’ll spend each travel day, Dan and I prefer to head out with a general idea of where we want to go and stop when something catches our eye. It might be a world-class museum one day, other times it could be a fabulous view along the side of the road …

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La Birreria in Andorra: A Beer Lover’s Heaven

When we discovered La Birreria in Andorra la Vella’s medieval center, it was quite a surprise. Tiny Andorra sits between two famous wine producing countries and its tax-free status makes wine incredibly cheap. Truth be told,because of the country’s size it hadn’t even occurred to us to look for a local beer during our visit.

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Visiting Andorra la Vella’s Old Town – Worth It?

When we told people we were going to spend a few days visiting Andorra, we were met with a lot of blank looks. Andorra isn’t on most people’s radar. Actually, from our experience, most people don’t even know that it’s a country.

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One Day in Burano: What to See on the Lace Island of Venice

A while back, we took our first Mediterranean cruise though to be specific, most of the cruise ports were in the Adriatic, namely Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. We enjoyed every stop, but the most colorful was definitely Burano Island in Venice, Italy.

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One Day in Dubrovnik: How Much Can You Really See?

Dubrovnik is widely known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” because of its stunning tile-red roofs and medieval stone walls jutting into the sparkling, azure blue Adriatic Sea. It is on CNN’s list of the Ten Best Medieval Walled Cities and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yes, Dubrovnik is most definitely a must-see place.

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Etruscan Places: Tuscania

People often correct me when I tell them I’m going to Tuscania. Italians will flash a pitiful smile at me, the poor foreigner mangling the name of Italy’s most famous region, Tuscany (Toscana in Italian.) But it’s not my poor Italian that’s at fault; there really is a place called Tuscania and, confusingly, it is …

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Civitavecchia Attractions: One Day in Rome’s Port

Civitavecchia, Italy, gets thousands of visitors a day even though is not known as a tourist destination. As a matter of fact, you wouldn’t even find it listed in most tour books were it not for its location. So the question is, What’s the attraction and why do so many people visit?

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Panama Dining: Where to Find the Best Steak

Few things smell and taste as delicious as a succulent steak grilled to perfection over an open fire. Unless you’re in Panama. Panamanian steak has a well-deserved reputation of being tough, mostly because of what they graze on. So, steak lovers that we are, we set off on a mission to find the best steak …

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Easy Patacones Recipe from Panama

Patacones in Panama are sort of like French fries in the United States: Everyone eats them and you find them on practically every menu. They are so good that we had to find an easy patacones recipe so we could make them at home ourselves.

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