We couldn’t visit NYC and not visit the famous Carlo’s Bakery. I spent most of my nine months maternity leave in my pj’s watching Buddy ‘The Cake Boss’ Valestro make life size, life like cakes. I wasn’t missing the opportunity to sample that sweet pound cake in person.
There are a few Carlo’s bakeries in New York, but as the saying goes if you’re going to do it, do it right! So only the original shop in Hoboken, New Jersey would do! Continue reading “Carlo’s Bakery – Hoboken”
One particularly wet and dull Sunday afternoon in March we decided to throw on some old clothes and wellies and take a trip to the Ark Open Farm.
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While in Vienna for a Northern Ireland match, we had some free time to take in the sights of the city. We rose early on our first morning and headed straight to the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace.
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While in NYC we met up with some friends, our meeting point was the memorial for 9/11. Between us we had three young children. We originally wanted to visit the 9/11 museum, but staff advised it might not be ideal for such young kids. With this in mind we opted to visit the One World Observatory.
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When we aren’t off travelling, we like to find things to do locally and be tourists at home. So what better way for us Northern Ireland fans to spend our Sunday, than with a trip to the National Football Stadium for a tour.
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Our recent trip to London wouldn’t have been complete without a trip to Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter.
We decided to keep the visit to Hogwarts a surprise for Megan. She is a big Harry Potter fan and we wanted to see how far we could get before she guessed where we were going!
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Washington DC has always been on our list of must see destinations. What with Megan’s obsession with the President past and present, and Nicola’s obsession with Olivia Pope (If you know, you know). So we took the opportunity and jumped on the train during our recent visit to NYC, and took a trip to the Capital.
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We had travelled to Panama in May 2018, to watch Northern Ireland play against Panama. However, we couldn’t miss a visit to the world famous Panama Canal, it is the country’s main attraction after all.
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Escaping the bright lights, and packed streets of Manhattan, and getting our money’s worth from our Metro Card, we headed to Roosevelt Island.
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Sometimes flights to London from Belfast aren’t exactly what you’d call cheap. However, when we came across an absolute bargain at just over £30, for the three of us return, we booked them right away.
We knew what we wanted to do on the Saturday, but had a full day on the Friday to fill. It’s not that we don’t love London, we really do. However, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the beautiful Cambridge… Continue reading “Cambridge”