The earliest settlements in Ireland’s capital can be traced as far back as 140 AD. Not much remains of Dublin’s history prior to 1204. After that time, however, much of the city’s rich medieval traditions and heritage can still be found in their remarkably well-preserved architectural landmarks. Here are three that shouldn’t be missed.
1. Trinity College and the Book of Kells
Trinity College was founded in 1592 as part of the University of Dublin and is the oldest university in Ireland. Most ...
One of the most luxurious resorts in the United States with a Western flair.
If you’re anything like us, chances are one of your top New Year’s resolutions is to travel more. Here at The Daily Meal, we understand the joys and life-changing experiences that travel can bring you, in an effort to help you realize those dreams, we’ve written about this year’s must-visit destinations and the places that will give you the most bang for your buck in 2018. There’s more to travel, of course, than just the destinations, and among the top trends in travel, you’ll find the types ...
Something’s a little off along Interstate 70 in Kansas – a bit askew. From the odd to the offbeat to the bizarre, here are five of the best places to experience quirky Kansas.
Start your wacky journey just east of the Colorado border in Goodland. Make your way to Commerce Road (Highway 27), between Sherman County Road 67 and 68, just past the three grain silos on your left, to find a giant 9-foot by 4-foot green and yellow grasshopper. No, locusts didn’t invade; it’s just a sculpture...
While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world in winter, summertime with its long days of sunshine, brings out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline, more than 300 islands, trendy shops and restaurants, as well as loads of historical landmarks and museums, it’s no wonder that so many are discovering this Scandinavian playground.
Starting in early May and into September, tourists and locals alike emerge to enjo...
The fountain at the entrance to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe
The Valley of the Sun enjoys abundant days of sunshine and a temperate climate to central Arizona. Encompassing the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa, this huge outdoor playground spans hundreds of miles across the Sonoran Desert. Offering luxurious accommodations, diverse attractions, and culinary sensations, this is one travel trifecta that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
If you arrive ...
Colorado is home base for me and it’s a foodie state for certain. The city of Fort Collins, in particular, has a burgeoning restaurant scene. Ft. Collins local, Ron Stern, joins the RealFoodTraveler.com team to help us explore just five of the best foodie finds in this college town.
5 of the Best Food Finds in Fort Collins, Colorado
Back when I first moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2000 there weren’t many specialty or niche eateries in the city beyond some of the major chains. When people...
Restaurant Review: Rose and Thorn Denver
Story focusing on food, hot springs, and activities in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
LA Times online: Article about the many attractions in and around Chattanooga, TN. Published 10/1/17
Yahoo News: Luxury Cruising Through the Dutch Countryside on a Luxury Cruise. Published 10/4/2017
Article I wrote about Barbados for San Diego Union Tribune online 1/4/2018
Article about Montreal, Canada. Published online 8/12/10
Article I wrote about South Padre Island
GULF SHORES, Alabama—“I didn’t know that Alabama had a coast.” This oft-repeated and somewhat strange phrase was echoed by many during my visit to a little bit of bliss along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. For some unknown reason, this part of the country seems to get overlooked as a family-friendly destination even though it is packed with 223 annual days of sunshine, pristine beaches, and enough of nature’s bounty to satisfy the most discriminating seafood lover.
At the southernm...