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Ireland’s Ring of Kerry and Kenmare

Ring of Kerry

Finishing up the Ireland road trip series, the last stop on our itinerary was The Ring of Kerry, with an overnight in the darling town of Kenmare. Kenmare – the jewel of the Ring of Kerry Ireland is one long scenic drive, and the infamous Ring of Kerry is the most prized portion of that drive. Creating […]

Five Ways to Experience Santa Fe

Today’s  guest post is by friend and fellow travel blogger, Lance Wiedower, of Trips by Lance. What’s the best way to explore a city that is one part Native American, one part Mexican, another part American, and a touch of hippie thrown in? Dive right in and explore the unique culture that makes up Santa Fe, N.M. Santa […]

Halloween Edition

Halloween

Happy Halloween! Today is one of my favorite days of the year, and it ties for second favorite “holiday” (while not a technical -i.e. government- holiday, I consider any day that involves costumes, parties and candy worthy of the title). A great (Irish) cultural tradition Interestingly, Halloween’s origins are Irish. How perfect is this interlude to […]

Connemara Ireland: The Land of Bogs

connemara

Connemara, a mysterious land of peat bogs and rugged coastline, pulls at the heartstrings of artists and poets from near and far. The romantic landscape draws and inspires creative minds like William Butler Yeats. Once part of the largest private estate in Ireland, Connemara offers one of the least traveled and most beautiful drives in the […]

Movie Monday – Buenos Aires’ MALBA Modern Art Museum

modern art

Modern art. The perfect compliment to a great city’s classical masterpieces. One of the most important forms of cultural expression, art encapsulates local history and traditions within a framework of larger geopolitical trends. Like snapshots of moments in time, these windows into the souls of a people’s past prove fascinating. An average person, like myself, […]

MALBA is Buenos Aires’ MoMA

MALBA

The MALBA. Emerging from the rubble of Argentina’s crumbling economy in 2001, The Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires arose, a proud and prominent pillar of Argentinian culture. The museum’s founder, businessman Eduardo Constantini, contributed his collection of more than 220 works of Latin American art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The […]

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