My Ireland Itinerary

While my last name is Donahue, I am not of Irish heritage. My husband is. However, I was very excited to visit Ireland which had been high on my bucket list for a long time! We took a whirlwind tour of the southern half of Ireland and had the most amazing adventure. And for those timid drivers out there, we drove on the opposite side of the road and survived! Actually, we did a lot of driving on this trip which might not be for everyone, but it was such an amazing way to see this gorgeous country!

Why Costa Rica Needs To Be On Your Bucket List

I recently took an amazing, whirlwind trip to Costa Rica and fell in love with the country. There is so much to see, to do and to eat. I’m always up for any destination with great coffee, but I now want Costa Rica on the top of everyone’s bucket list.

Review of Maison Souquet

During my recent Paris trip, I stayed at Maison Souquet. This Small Luxury Hotels of the World shot straight to the top of my favorite hotels list. Located right around the corner from the iconic Moulin Rouge, the décor plays heavily on the properties history as a brothel. Apparently for few years around 1905, the mansion functioned as brothel. The décor was designed by Jacques Garcia and relies heavily on sumptuous red velvet.

Why You SHOULD Hike the Inca Trail

Almost exactly two years ago today, I was boarding a plane bound for Peru. It would be my first time in South America and my first time on a multi-day hiking trek. It was a trip of many firsts. I was traveling to Cuzco, Peru to acclimate to the high altitude before beginning the 4-day Inca Trail trek. Two years later this trek is still one my most memorable experiences, and I have become an Inca Trail convert. This is the ONLY way to see Machu Picchu! Machu Picchu is a little bit like an Incan amusement park. It’s breathtaking no matter how you travel there, but it is also crowded, hot and full of lines.