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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Hike Through Fern Canyon – Jurassic Park in the Redwoods

Imagine yourself walking through a prehistoric jungle of various ferns growing on a canyon. Fern Canyon is a Northern California hike that takes you through a fern-covered canyon. Located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, the Fern Canyon hike is the greatest canyon hike you can take in the redwoods.

This place is so unusually beautiful that Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park shot a film scene here. Plus, two dinosaur documentaries – Dinosaurs Alive (IMAX) and Walking with Dinosaurs (BBC) – were also filmed here. Here’s all you need to know about the Fern Canyon hike including insider tips:

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The 6 Best Places to Visit in Baja California for Wildlife

Despite the land itself being primarily desert, some of the best places to visit in Baja California include the opportunity to experience incredible marine wildlife encounters. 

Many of these places are quite easy to access regardless of whether you plan only a quick trip by plane or cruise ship or want to make more of your experience by camping in Baja along the way. 

The peninsula itself is divided into two Mexican states that are creatively called “Baja California Norte” (the northern state that borders the US) and “Baja California Sur” (the southern state). 

And while there are several great opportunities to experience wildlife in Baja in the northern state, most of the marine activity takes place in Baja California Sur where the water temperatures tend to be warmer and more inviting to the animals that make seasonal appearances year after year. 

Jacquez Cousteau, the world-famous explorer and marine scientist, once called the waters in the Sea of Cortez on the eastern edge of Baja the “World’s Aquarium” because of the vastness and diversity of its marine life.

And the west coast of the Baja California peninsula bordering the Pacific Ocean also teems with marine life, most of which is transient and makes predictable seasonal returns to the waters where they were born. 

Without further delay, let’s get into the best places to visit in Baja California for wildlife encounters. 

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Planning a DIY Galapagos Islands Vacation – Tips to Keep in Mind

A trip to the Galapagos sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience and not only for the unique wildlife encounters you would have. The Galapagos Islands are also mistakenly considered one of the most expensive destinations to travel to and therefore a trip reserved only to the privileged ones.

In this post, I will show you that nothing is further from the truth. Although the largest is your budget the more tours you can join and the more luxurious your trip can be, it’s also possible to enjoy the Galapagos Islands with limited financial resources.

I have been to the Galapagos for three weeks and I spent a week on each of the main islands without breaking the bank. Read on to see how I did it and what are the most interesting thing to do.

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