Category: Escape from New York

How To Eat Your Way Through A German Christmas Market

Germany’s Christmas Markets have been around for hundreds of years. During the month of December, you can travel to a number of cities in the country to experience this wonderful annual tradition .  And the recipe for success is pretty simple: spicy mulled wines, meats grilled over an […]

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A Magical Experience: Touring German Christmas Markets

For a number of years friends and family have told me I must go see the Christmas Markets in Germany.  ‘Magical’ was the adjective most frequently used to describe the markets.  ‘Special’ came in a close second, then ‘amazing’ and ‘phenomenal’ was never in short supply either.   With these types of recommendations, how could I pass up the chance to book a flight and spend 5 days visiting 3 different markets in Germany?  

Visit Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown

Lyndhurst Mansion is around a 45 minutes train ride on Metro-North from Grand Central Station.  Off-peak roundtrip train tickets will cost around $21.  A quick taxi ride from the Tarrytown train station to the mansion entrance is $7.  A one hour small group guided tour of the mansion is $18.  While this day trip upstate will cost you around $50, I would recommend it for the architectural and New York history as well as just walking around the grounds and taking pictures.  

Local Irish Food and Outdoor Activities: Photo Tour That Will Make You Want to Visit Ireland Right Now

7 days in Ireland provides plenty of opportunities for photography sessions.  While reading about a trip is great, sometimes scrolling through a bunch of pics can be more effective to get people wanting to visit a new place.  Below are 3 categories from my trip (food, outdoors and city walks) that will hopefully make you book that ticket.