Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland

Blarney Castle in County Cork

A Bucket List is a wonderful thing. For those of you who have started one, either mentally or on paper, you might want to consider visiting Ireland. Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland was my number one, on the top of my list, top of the morning to you all, for 2013.


Fractional vacation home ownership: Options for a second home

Fractional ownership homes and time shares. There is good news for those wanting to have a second home in a favorite vacation spot while spending only a portion of what full time owners pay. You can own a fraction of a home for a fraction of the price of full ownership. You aren’t going to be there year ’round anyway, right?


Charming Hotel Metropole is oldest in Bellagio, Italy

Lake Como

Hotel Metropole, an elegant pink-toned building on the waterfront of Lake Como, dates to 1721.


Ride the train: rail vacations for 2013

Morning reflections on Lake Louise in Canadian Rockies

Train trips offer no driving, no airport hassles—just great scenery on your vacation.


Add Palais Garnier to the itinerary if visiting Paris

When visiting Paris, a place you might not think of is the Paris Opera House, home to the Phantom of the Opera


Phoenix has more than spas to attract visitors

Hot air balloon over Sonoran desert

Spend a few hours a day away from your hotel or resort exploring these interesting sights in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area of Arizona.