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Las Fallas is looming ..

With the advent of my full-on retirement at the end of February, March ushers in a new style of travel. I will be heading to Lisbon, Portugal, a country I have never visited before and then into Spain, via Seville,...

Poguetry poster

Poguetry in Louisiana

I’ve always been a big fan of Irish music and especially bands like the Pogues, who I was fortunate to see on several occasions during the past few decades. When I saw that two of the original members (of the...

Angel's Envy Distillery

Hitting the Bourbon trail

If you know anything about Bourbon, you’ll almost certainly have heard of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which covers a multitude of distilleries mainly based around the Louisville/Lexington area of Kentucky. There are companies that run tours lasting up to 8...

Becoming a Certified Bourbon Steward

If ever you have a few hours to spare and see a class offered on becoming a Certified Bourbon Steward I highly recommend it. For just over three hours or so we covered as much about Bourbon as you would...

Galway

A slice of Ireland – Ennis and Galway

I’d been to Ireland once before, many years back I spent a week working in Dublin and even back then it was a very ‘European’ city with the Temple Bar area being the main attraction for music and drinking. I...