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Stay. Ireland. Live Your Own Game of Thrones in One of Ireland’s Many, Many Castles.

What: Dromoland Castle Where: Dromoland, County Clare, Ireland What makes it special It’s not often you get to stay in a 15th Century castle built on ancestral lands that have been overseen for over a thousand years, but Dromoland Castle gives you that chance. Don’t worry about that medieval stank, because the whole place was renovated to…

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Eat. Japan. Taste the Best Tuna in Nara.

What: Maguro Koya Where: Nara, Japan What makes it special Japanese restaurants are usually known for one specific thing, be it udon noodles or tempura or sushi. Some, though, go even further and specialize in a single ingredient. That’s the case with Maguro Koya in the Japanese city of Nara where the name of the game is…

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A Visit to the Pillhofer in Nuremberg

We’ve got another trip through the travels of Mr. Paul Bacon. This time, we’re heading to Nuremberg… On December 26 most of the restaurants are still closed for the Christmas holiday. We asked the hotel for a restaurant that may be open and after they called around they found one that was available. We made…

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