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Past and present collide at Bunratty Castle and Folk Village

An open-air museum and a medieval castle and banquet unite to create one of Ireland’s top three attractions at Bunratty. There are few places where the past and present come together as abruptly as at Bunratty (translated to mean the castle at the mouth of the Ratty River). Since 1425, this township has been watched over by the six-story ancient stone tower house...

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Montreal will fulfill your dream

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, make it a Joyeux Noel in Montreal.  If four years of living in NYC has taught us anything, it’s that a white Christmas is merely a dream perpetuated by Hollywood and the Hallmark cable channel. Vermont? Yes. The mid-west? Most likely but New York is never a sure thing for snow in late December. So, when family came over to...

Ireland’s best waves (and chowder) can be found at Lahinch

Lahinch, Ireland is home to an unexpectedly popular surfing beach. With cloudy grey skies and a brutal November wind, the last thing you’d expect to see at a beach side town is over fifty beginner surfers attempting to stand up and catch their first waves, yet here we were on the cliffs overlooking Lahinch in County Clare on Ireland’s west coast, admiring their...

Going back 500 years at the Old Town Museum, Aarhus

Aarhus’ Old Town Museum is Denmark’s largest and most impressive open-air museum, with over 75 buildings dating back to the 1550s. It’s like stepping back into a Danish renaissance The collection brings together old barns and half-timbered mansions, bakeries to breweries from 20 different towns, brought to life with period furnishings and actors in...

Getting the best start on November with the New York Marathon

You know it’s November when it’s peak autumn foliage and the New York Marathon. We’ve learnt that the two fall simultaneous on the first weekend of November and both tend to bring out the best in the city – amazing colors and an energy and positivity that speaks volumes for the true character of its residents. Across the five boroughs, of which the marathon weaves...

The Watt Where How How-not-to-blog guide

Fail faster and get better sooner with the Watt Where How-not-to guide to building an awesome travel blog. We’ve been slowly building this site while juggling day jobs and any sniff of a weekend away on a cheap flight. As we’re completely self-taught there were always going to be mistakes made along the way, so as a cautionary post, here’s the Watt Where How How-not...

Seeking asylum on Roosevelt Island

For those seeking a little solace in the city that never sleeps, you can’t look past Roosevelt Island. Not Quite an Island Getaway For the last 150 years, Roosevelt Island has been a dumping ground for the sick, the mentally ill, and the criminally minded. From the 1830s, it was the home of the New York City Lunatic Asylum, a prison that housed notable historic...

Find your secret lair at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co.

When you live in Gotham City, you’ve gotta look the part and at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co.  you can dress to impress. If you were a super hero, what would be your secret power? For Bernie, it’d be the ability to spill coffee out of a sealed cup and for Jess it would be sensing a bodega cat from 20 yards away. We may not save anyone, but luckily we’re not...

A coastal getaway at Mantra on Salt, Kingscliff NSW

New South Wales’ Tweed Coast is an ideal beach getaway, especially when you stay at Mantra on Salt Beach. From Queensland to Kingscliff Cross the border from tropical Queensland and you’ll find yourself driving alongside the Tweed River. The sun beats down as day trippers and hobbyists bob along in houseboats and tin fishing boats (Aussies call them...

The bright young star of the Cincinnati food scene – Sartre

From badlands to burgeoning foodie hot spot, get a taste for Cincinnati at Sartre. Located in the same building as Rheingeist, Sartre is the new kid on the block of the Cincy food scene. With a hint of sophistication and a twist of French flare, we were anticipating being taken on a culinary journey in a town that is now in the midst of a foodie resurgence. When...