Destinations (Page 33)

Friday’s post reminded me of when I had the pleasure of traveling to Dunfanaghey, located on the northwest coast of Ireland. I stayed at Arnold’s Hotel, a family run business that offers the amenities of a larger hotel, yet the charm of a bed and breakfast. I knew I would like this place, if not for the view of Sheephead Bay, then for the warm and inviting peat fire glowing in the lobby. The price was very reasonable, starting at 65Euros per night with breakfast. Arnold’s Hotel also offers special events throughout the year, including writing classes, photography weekends, and even home-cooked Irish cooking lessons. MyRead More →

I learned a few things while I was in Ireland: A hot soak in seaweed relieves jet-lag. When someone says “Now that’s good craic (pronounced crack)” they are not referring to a drug. They are referring to a fun time and good conversation. Do not ask for cream with your tea or coffee. You will get whipped cream. Instead, ask for milk. A proper pint of Guinness is served to those who wait. It takes time for this brew to settle properly before drinking. People in Ireland don’t name their children Shannon (uh-hm, Mom). It is the US equivalent of naming your child Mississippi orRead More →