Kilronan Castle Hotel Review – A Luxury Castle Stay in Ireland

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a castle to live out your fairytale dreams and feel like royalty? Ireland is one of the few countries where you can not only visit many ancient castles, but you can stay the night in some of them too!

Full of sprawling green hills and dramatic scenery, it’s no wonder Ireland itself feels like something out of a fairytale book. To complete your magical experience in Ireland, a stay at Kilronan Castle Hotel and Spa should be at the top of your bucket list.

Kilronan Castle Hotel is a luxury 4-star castle hotel located in County Roscommon in the northern part of the Republic of Ireland. It’s set against a gorgeous backdrop of a lake and forest and truly feels like you are escaping back in time.

In 2017, my family stayed at Kilronan Castle for Christmas, and it was truly one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had. We were served an incredible multi-course Christmas meal, gifts were given out to the kids, there was live music and dancing, and the whole castle was done up in elegant and festive décor.

If you are looking for a unique Irish experience, look no further than staying in this beautiful Irish castle.

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5 of the Best Bars in Mexico City’s Roma Norte (and Nearby)

When we decided to visit Mexico City, we knew we would be imbibing an absurd amount of mezcal and tequilas. These spirits are synonymous with Mexico and, to be fully honest, the best stuff rarely ever leaves the country.

So when we arrived at our apartment in Roma Norte, we knew that we had to explore nearby to find some of the best bars in Mexico City that use the country's most iconic spirits.

As it turns out, the area in and around Roma Norte is a hotspot for amazing cocktail bars, mezcal bars, and even some great spots for another prized alcoholic beverage, pulque, and we really got our fill.

So in this one, we thought we'd share five of the best bars in Mexico City that we tried, all located within walking distance of Roma Norte proper!

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5 Great Restaurants in Portland, Maine, to Try When Visiting

For a city as small as it is, Portland restaurants are disproportionately delicious and high in number.

While we had a very quick visit to the city, we found ourselves enjoying the dining scene farm more than we ever anticipated. 

The main food we ate was, of course, seafood, and if you are lovers of all things oysters, lobsters, and more this city will certainly not let you down.

So in this one, we thought we'd share a few of our very favorite restaurants in Portland, Maine!

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Pujol Review – Truly Superb Dining Experience in Mexico City

Pujol is one of the most sought-after dinner reservations in Mexico City. Chef Enrique Olivera's restaurant has landed on all sorts of “best of” lists, including The World's 50 Best Restaurants, and his work has helped put Mexico City on the map as a fine dining destination.

Seeing as reservations open a year in advance, and our trip to Mexico City was somewhat last-minute, we initially didn't think we were going to be able to experience this institution. However, after obsessively checking the reservations for cancellations every day we were in Mexico City, we finally scored a dinner reservation one afternoon for that same evening. (Read more about how we got Pujol reservations here.)

There are a couple of dining options at Pujol, include a taco omakase experience at the bar, and a la carte or prix-fixe menu options in the main dining room. We were lucky enough to score a spot in the main dining room and knew we had to go for the prix-fixe option. At about $130 USD for seven courses in early 2022, the prix-fixe option is definitely a great value compared to these types of dinners in the US or Europe, for example.

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