Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Posted by in Ireland, Luxury Monday


St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland offers travelers an authentic opportunity to celebrate among natives. The Merrion, located in the heart of Dublin, honors the Irish holiday with their Full Shamrock Package, which offers guests the opportunity to indulge in traditional fare, participate in Irish festivities and experience the Emerald Isle’s rich history.

Full Shamrock Package:
Two nights’ accommodations in a Standard Garden room
Full Irish breakfast for two each morning
Black Velvet cocktails upon arrival
Two grandstand tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade
One picnic box with treats and snacks for the parade
Package is based on double occupancy and is priced from €322.50 (approx. US$429) per person. Available from March 15 to March 18, 2013.

The union of four restored Georgian townhouses, joined with a contemporary Garden Wing, The Merrion showcases 123 guestrooms and 19 suites. Guests also enjoy the Tethra Spa with a range of treatments and an in-house pool, The Cellar Restaurant featuring inventive Irish cuisine, Ireland’s only two-star Michelin restaurant called Patrick Guilbaud, and the largest collection of private art in Ireland outside of the National Gallery on display throughout the hotel.

For more information about The Merrion, visit www.merrionhotel.com

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Snap a pic of your bags

Posted by in Flying, Tip of the Week

As if loosing your bag wasn’t painful enough, airlines make you go through the arduous task of writing a list of everything you lost in order to be reimbursed.

To make the task easier, take a pic of the contents of your luggage before you pack.  This will make the list easier to conjure up.

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World Recipe…Japanese Gyoza

Posted by in Japan, World Recipes



1 lb country-style Pork Sausage 

1 lb ground lean Pork 

1 tablespoon soy sauce 

2 teaspoons chili oil 

1 carrot, finely shredded 

4 cloves garlic, minced 

6 green onions, chopped 

2-3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated 

1/2 medium cabbage, shredded 

1/2 cup beef broth 

2 packages gyoza skins 

Peanut oil

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Moorish Proverb

Posted by in Travel Quotes

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”

– Moorish proverb

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