Moore Hall in County Mayo, Ireland

Ireland has many beautiful ruins tucked away in the countryside. Many of these were country houses of the English that were burned during the Irish Revolution of 1919-23. A total of 275 “big houses” were destroyed between 1920 and 1923. The ruins of Moore Hall stand near the shore of Lough Carra in County Mayo, … Read more

A Week in Lisbon, Portugal

As much as we love Madrid, the heat in the months of July and August were just too much to bear. We decided to escape the heat by spending 8 days in Lisbon, Portugal. While a week is more than enough time to see the main attractions and visit a couple of beaches, you may … Read more

Hiking in El Port de la Selva

El Port de la Selva is a seaside village on the Costa Brava of Spain. This is a quiet and relaxed area that attracts a lot of day hikers. Families with young children will find little for them to do besides swimming and might want to consider one of the Costa Brava coastal towns like … Read more

Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain

We visited the town of Figueres, Spain to check out the Salvador Dali Museum. Getting to Figuerres Figueres can be visited as a day trip from Barcelona. Viator offers several tours to the Dali Museum and other locations, starting from Barcelona. You can reach Figueres by bus or train. A bus from Barcelona takes 2.5 … Read more

Koh Lanta

After spending a week in Bangkok so that I could continue to convalesce from my recent bout with Dengue Fever, we were all eager to get back to a beach. I had heard good things about Koh Lanta in general and was especially interested in trying some Southern Thai food which is renowned for its … Read more