Pizza Pie: That’s Amore!

I LOVE PIZZA. If given one food to survive on for the rest of my days, I’d take pizza over everything else. Good any day of the week, but especially over the weekend,… Continue reading

La Befana: What a Way to Go

While most households that celebrate the Christmas season have already taken down the ornaments and thrown away the tree, and, most importantly, begun wondering how they’re going to pay down the credit-card debt,… Continue reading

Savoring 2015: My Travels in Photos

I began 2015 atop a snow-covered mountain high up in the Italian Dolomites, and I’m bringing the year to a close, at a much lower elevation, among the vineyards and olive groves of… Continue reading

Treasures of Ireland: Ring of Kerry

Just minutes after our jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park, Big Mike, our larger-than-life tour director, charged with shepherding the “band of merry media” — 18 intrepid travel writers and photographers invited… Continue reading

Treasures of Ireland: A jaunty-good Ride through Killarney National Park

He’s no Lone Ranger. Far from it. He wears no mask, doesn’t carry a pair of six-shooters around his waist and knows no one by the name of Tonto. But, he does have a… Continue reading

Treasures of Ireland: Dinner in Killarney

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, an old music hall song penned back in 1912, was made popular by the Connaught Rangers, an Irish regiment assigned to the British Army, who marched to… Continue reading

Treasures of Ireland: Rock of Cashel

According to Big Mike, our solid-as-a-rock tour director, “When traveling down to the southern counties of Ireland, a man’s wardrobe should include plenty of tweed.” Looking sharp in a matching, hand-loomed, hurley tweed… Continue reading

Treasures of Ireland: The Kilkenny Way

Ireland, that fun-loving island out in the Atlantic, is world renowned for many things, both real and imaginary. For instance, St. Patrick, it’s patron saint, the luck of the Irish, leprechauns, a pot… Continue reading

Treasures of Ireland: A Donnybrook Feast

Centuries ago, in a small village along the high road just outside Dublin, a two-week-long event took place annually in late August that captured the attention of Ireland and beyond, but for all… Continue reading

Treasures of Ireland: Dublin and the Book of Kells

Gathered together in the lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin’s “embassy belt,” the newly-formed “band of merry media,” 18 intrepid travel writers and photographers invited by Insight Vacations to sample a… Continue reading