Taking a NASCAR Daycation

Can someone not too familiar with stock cars still have fun at a NASCAR race? You bet! Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Share! Racecars, A Roadtrip, and a Lot of Potential A great trip does not always have to be had by decamping to someplace exotic or romantic and far, far away.  I am introduced to a whole new world—just a couple…

Ireland in a Week

Sheep graze outside Ross Errilly Friary, located between Cong and Galway, Ireland. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Share! Make a Plan and Get to the Must-Sees Long a do-it-yourselfer when it comes to traveling, I am a bit overwhelmed trying to put together an itinerary for a week-long stay in Ireland. So many castles, bluffs, beer tours.…

Galway Getaway

The Trapper's Inn in Galway, Ireland serves as the perfect retreat for a Guinness on a rainy day. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Share! Using Galway as a Base for Daytrips Our time in Galway is limited—we will use the place as a base, a place to sleep and keep our gear while we explore nearby Cong. Staying at Flannery’s Hotel, we take…