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Brewing Up a Monsoon in Puerto Vallarta MX

The American Craft Brewery boom has expanded south of the border…

Monzón Brewing Co. - PV
Puerto Vallarta – Home of Monzón Brewing Co.

Earlier this year, we took a two-week vacation in Mexico. Our goal was to check out two areas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, to determine if either was a destination we could see ourselves moving to. Without going into any detail, we both said a definite “No” to Mazatlán. Puerto Vallarta, on the other hand, I thought was a “Maybe”. Debbie was somewhat less enthusiastic about the idea.

But, that is not what this is about. Continue reading “Brewing Up a Monsoon in Puerto Vallarta MX”

Palapas & Chicken Drops in Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye, Belize

As we walked along the narrow strip of sandy beach, we passed simple homes and exclusive resorts. Some of these were beautifully maintained and inviting, others were overrun with brush and foliage, the jungle taking over what had once seen better days. The beach itself was choked with seaweed. Workers were tirelessly trying to keep it cleaned up in most places but, other areas had just been given up. Continue reading “Palapas & Chicken Drops in Ambergris Caye”

Iron Mountain Hot Springs – Glenwood Springs, CO

One usually thinks of a hot springs as a great stop after a day of skiing. We recently took a trip to Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO. Yes, it was summertime, but Debbie’s daughter and granddaughter were visiting from Florida and we wanted to check it out.

Iron Mountain Hot Springs - Glenwood Hot Springs
Glenwood Hot Springs

Iron Mountain Hot Springs opened in August of 2015. We came across their booth while at a travel show in Denver this past spring. Having previously visited the famous old pool at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort many times, we were excited about a new hot springs opening. Continue reading “Iron Mountain Hot Springs – Glenwood Springs, CO”

Paris, France – 3 Days in the City of Lights

Upon return from our recent Mediterranean cruise, we flew from Rome to spend some time in Paris, the City of Lights, so named because it was one of the first cities to have electricity. Continue reading “Paris, France – 3 Days in the City of Lights”

48 Hours in Rome – What You Should Know Before You Go

48 Hours in Rome – What You Should Know Before You Go

We recently spent a little over 2 days in Rome, Italy prior to embarking on a Mediterranean cruise. It was enough to scratch the surface and get a good taste of “The Eternal City.” Continue reading “48 Hours in Rome – What You Should Know Before You Go”

The Museum of Style Icons – County Kildare, Ireland

Museum of Style Icons - fountainMuseum of Style Icons - umbrella treeMuseum of Style Icons

Newbridge Silverware is located in a pleasant little industrial area tucked in behind a small shopping mall in Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland. Walking from the small parking lot, you pass a pale blue sculpture and fountain which appears to be constructed of heavy manufacturing equipment and… a tree filled with blue umbrellas! Continue reading “The Museum of Style Icons – County Kildare, Ireland”