Is Cork the best place in the world?

Cork, Ireland

Appropriately for St. Patrick’s Day! Is Cork the best place in the world? The locals certainly think so. One thing you’ll notice about this breezy, cosmopolitan city in Ireland’s southwest is that it inspires a devotion in its dwellers that no other place can rival. It is the second largest city in Ireland. After an […]

Tips For A Terrific First Trip To Ireland

Spring in Ireland

The Emerald Isle – Ireland We have not been to Ireland ourselves yet, but it is on our bucket list. Jo’El has Irish decent in her lineage, so it would be a pilgrimage of sorts. We have been to England and Scotland, so we should have planned the extra time to see Ireland also while […]

Fish & Chips in England

Fish & Chips

Delicious Fish & Chips in England! Trust us, fish & chips tastes better across the pond! You can find this traditional English dish in nearly every pub across England. Usually served with a side of smashed peas, it goes great with a local English ale. A few years back, 2017 to be exact, we took […]

Glasgow, Scotland


Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city located in west-central Scotland. The city is on the Clyde River and accesses the Atlantic ocean, making its fame and fortune in shipping. Today it is renowned for its culture, style, and has earned the title of the world’s Friendliest City. You will never be at a loss […]

Liverpool, England

Liverpool, England

Liverpool, England Liverpool is a bustling city in the Northeastern side of England. It is known for being a big “football” city and as the home of the Beatles. The city received World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004, and the city’s vast collection of parks and open spaces has been described as the […]

Cambridge, England a City of History, Culture and world-changing Discoveries


Cambridge, England Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits […]

The Industrial City of Manchester England

Manchester, England

Manchester is a wonderfully vibrant city in the Northwest part of England. Historically it was the world’s first industrial city, beginning with a textile boom about the turn of the 19th century. While there, make it a point to stop in at the Museum of Science and Industry. (Currently closed due to COVID-19) The Manchester […]

Return trip to Splendid Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland a Return Trip Edinburgh, Scotland is definitely a return trip! A little over a year ago, we were in the UK on vacation. While there we visited Manchester, Wales, London, Salisbury, Leeds, York, and Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland was one of our favorite spots, and we cannot wait to go back again for another […]