Travel Contests: Week of May 28, 2014

STA

This week’s travel contests include: Win a 13-day European tour for two from STA Travel Win Three Travel Adventures of Your Choice from HostelWorld.com Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip Win a trip to Prague from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Singapore […]

Powerscourt Hotel in Ireland is now part of the Autograph Collection

Powerscourt Hotel Autograph Collection Ireland 2013 -009

When my wife and I were both asked to speak at the TBEX conference in Dublin, Ireland, we didn’t want to just pop over the pond and return. So we made a week of it—it was Natalie’s first trip to Ireland and her birthday, after all. We began the trip in Belfast, Northern Ireland and […]

Merrion Hotel: Dublin’s Best Hotel

The Merrion Hotel

When my wife Natalie and I visited Dublin to speak at TBEX, we stayed at the Merrion Hotel, known as Dublin’s nicest hotel. We were not disappointed. Here are 8 things to know and love about The Merrion Hotel. 1. It’s one of the city’s best hotels The Merrion Hotel is known for being one […]

10 Reasons to Go to Ballyfin

Ballyfin

Recently, Natalie and I both spoke at the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) conference in Dublin. She has always wanted to go to Ireland and since her birthday was the same week, I wanted to take her somewhere over-the-top special. I contacted a few Irish friends and learned that Ballyfin is arguably the nicest hotel/manor house […]