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Crooks Lake Lodge – the fly fishing experience of a lifetime

  Birds chirping, water gently lapping and a soft breeze blows as you gaze at the clear blue sky. Have you ever longed to get away from it all? Have you ever desired peace, calmness and an escape from the grind of day-to-day life? Well this kind of serenity can be found. Crooks Lake Lodge in Labrador Newfoundland, Canada is a fly fishing retreat without interruptions. In 1990 Halifax business man Bill Murphy was looking for something to do after leaving his job in the oil industry. A life-long fly fisherman, he and his wife Sandra headed to the ‘wilds of […]

An Urban Winery in North Carolina

  I recently visited an Urban Winery in Morrisville, North Carolina.  It was a fascinating and educational visit.  Having toured wineries in California and several other states, I have to say the wine maker at Chatham Hill taught me more about the process than I ever knew.  Here’s an article about the winery and if you’re ever in the area, it’s worth a stop. Enjoy! Did you know before Prohibition North Carolina was the country’s largest producer of wine? Did you know there are 110 wineries in the Tar Heel State? These are a couple interesting facts learned on a […]

Glamping in Ireland

Okay, maybe I won’t make it back to Ireland this summer, but I’ve got another reason to return. I’ve never gone glamping in Ireland.  I recently wrote about glamping in the mountains of North Carolina – which I can’t wait to do – well I’m adding glamping in Ireland to my ‘to-do’ list. Here’s a great piece on glamping in Ireland.  Enjoy!  http://blog.discoverireland.com/2012/05/glamping-unusual-accommodation-ireland/ Glamping in the NC Mountains  http://pulloverandletmeout.com/glamping-in-the-north-carolina-mountains/  

From America to the Emerald Isle

April 20, 2012 @ 10:54 pm
‘How long are ya home for?” This is a question visitors to Ireland often hear. Whether you have Irish roots or simply want to experience the beauty of the Emerald Isle, this country of 100,000 welcomes is a travel destination calling visitors back again and again. Binky Oswalt of Mobile, Alabama and owner of Hidden Ireland Tours fell in love with Ireland and opened her ‘soft adventure’ travel company in 1989. Having spent time as a retail travel agent, she saw a niche that needed filling and capitalized on it with the help of guide Con Moriarty. She has customized […]

Glamping in the North Carolina Mountains

  The beauty and majesty of the North Carolina Mountains lures travelers seeking adventure from all over the state, country and the world. If you’d love spending time in the mountains communing with nature but want a unique experience, ‘glam-ping’ could be your answer. ‘Glamping’ is a term used to describe upscale camping. In Western North Carolina Falling Waters Adventure Resort in Bryson City elevates camping to ‘glam-ping.’ Falling Waters is situated at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains near the Nantahala River. Campers can choose from a variety of activities including a zip-line, rafting, hiking, fishing, tubing, biking, water […]