Category: Travel

The monastic Island, Skellig Michael founded in the 7th century, for 600 years the island was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. It is one of Europe's better known but least accessible monasteries.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

Ireland Feels the Force in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Final Scene

An island off Ireland’s south west coast is wowing audiences at screenings of Star Wars:  The Force Awakens. Unveiled in the film’s closing minutes, this closely guarded secret ending to Episode 7 was filmed in September 2014 on Skellig Michael Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1977, the record-breaking movie franchise has travelled through many galaxies, […]


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Where to See a Tatooine Sunset / Mesquite Flat Dunes / National Park Service

Watch a Tatooine Sunset in Real Life

Star Wars fans have the image of a Tatooine sunset, from Star Wars: A New Hope, burned into their brains. But where did it come from? A long time ago (1977) , in a universe not that far, far away (two hours from Las Vegas and four from Los Angeles), a director introduced us to a […]


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Unseen University Meets Trinity College Dublin

If the late and lamented author Terry Pratchett will be remembered for one thing in academic circles, it may be his take on higher education, as practiced at the “Unseen University”. Okay, having an orangutan as a librarian might just be a little strange, but this is Pratchett. Now Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is to […]


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Mom, You Deserve Me Time at Best Western

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Best Western. All opinions are 100% mine. Don’t you love the term “working mother”? All mothers are working mothers, whether you’re changing a diaper, writing up content or running a board meeting. Nothing is more exhausting and rewarding than being a mom. To keep […]


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View of Glenfinnan / CR: MediaMedusa.com

Take an ‘Outlander’ Tour of Scotland with Celtic Journeys

In 2008, I was lucky enough to travel through England and Scotland, visiting locations that are important to the books and movies about Harry Potter. My trip was truly magical, thanks to my thoughtful husband, who booked my vacation with Magical Tours, owned by Larry Ivy. That tour sparked my love of the United Kingdom, and especially of vacations […]


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