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The summit of the Rock of Gibraltar.

Don’t Mock the Gibraltar Monkeys

The rocky outcrop of Gibraltar is famous for its unique topography, its stunning views, and its strategic military value (and a pesky territorial dispute). But these days, it is the Gibraltar monkeys that get all the attention on The Rock.

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The Seville Alcazar - a royal palace built on the ruins of a Moorish palace.

Seville’s Alcazar and Cathedral

Seville is…special. Somehow, when I start telling people about places I love in the world, Seville usually makes the list. And there’s good reason for it – the city’s UNESCO sites, the Seville Alcazar and Cathedral, are both important and beautiful.

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The candy cane stripes inside the La Mezquita Cordoba.

La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain

One of the most iconic images of Spain comes from a town in Andalusia: the candy cane stripes of La Mezquita Cordoba. But how this architecture came about is the subject of a rich, but complicated history.

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Taking in the vast Versailles gardens outside of Paris.

Exploring the Versailles Gardens

I’m a sucker for gardens. I find there is just something magical about Europe’s grand palace gardens. From the Schonbrunn in Vienna to Powerscourt in Ireland, Europeans know how to set a spectacle. But there are perhaps none grander the Versailles gardens in France.

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Kilmainham Gaol was one of our favorite sights in Dublin

Dublin Sightseeing

Dublin is a city with an irrepressible spirit. It’s historic and modern at the same time, with all the benefits of a rich past and a thriving present.

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