Staying Centered at the Dublin Central Inn

A room at the Dublin Central Inn on Talbot Street. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Share!Friendliness and Convenience in Ireland’s Capital Groggy tourists that we are, the Brawny Sherpa and I manage to drive right past the Dublin Central Inn on our first drive up Talbot Street. Having taken an overnight flight from Newark, N.J.,…

Dining in Dublin at Le Bon Crubeen

If you need to eat in Dublin, you need to eat at Le Bon Crubeen on Talbot Street. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Share!A Taste of Ireland for Carnivores and Herbivores Our first night in Ireland, the Brawny Sherpa and I stumble upon Le Bon Crubeen at the recommendation of the front-desk attendants at our nearby hotel. I was skeptical of their recommendation,…

Driving in Ireland

Even the signs in Ireland can get complicated. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Share!Getting Around on the Wrong Side of the Road Driving on the right side of the car on the left side of the road turned out to be more challenging than I thought it would be on a recent trip…

A Hint of Home in Rome

A visit to McDonald's near the Spanish Steps in Rome: Fast food seems to get better the farther from home you are. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Share!Visiting McDonald’s near the Spanish Steps Because sometimes a traveler needs just a little taste of home and for an interaction to be a familiar—and easy—one, there is McDonald’s near the bottom of the Spanish Steps in Rome. Maybe it’s…