Kathy Petrino: Recommendations for an Ireland Adventure

In setting sights on the lush green lands of Ireland, travel blogger Kathy Petrino has several recommendations for visitors to this land of history and lore.

At the Powerscourt House and Gardens, 47 acres within Enniskerry, County Winslow, showcases two championship golf courses, shops, a five-star hotel and a restaurant in addition to the remodeled Powerscourt Estate. Also located on the property — a 22-room dollhouse and children’s museum as well as the tallest waterfall in Ireland, Powerscourt Waterfall. Petrino notes this place is a hidden treasure among some of the country’s better-known features, such as the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin’s Trinity College, the Cliffs of Moher (receiving almost 1 million visitors per year) and the famous Blarney Stone, kissed annually by hundreds.

Kathy Petrino, who enjoys traveling and recommends it highly to all — including adventures to Ireland — suggests one of the world’s oldest city markets among a journey to this beautiful country. At Cork’s historic English Market, open since 1788, one can find sauces, spices, cheeses, chocolates, meats and more six days per week. It’s worth a stroll and a taste, says Petrino, when in Ireland. And for that knowledge craving? The Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, she insists — start with a pint at the Duke Pub then actors will guide through the city to the tune of the most famous Irish authors, including James Joyce and Oscar Wilde.

Travel Writer Kathy Petrino Recommends Florida’s Emerald Coast

One of the key reasons Kathy Petrino loves to blog about her extensive travels is because she wants to teach people how to have the best travel experience possible, with less of a downside. By enticing her readers with her favorite haunts, those places are more likely to thrive. The more people visit, the more likely she will be able to visit often. Of course, Kathy Petrino also wants those who read her blog to make fewer missteps, because she’s generous. For example, one of her favorite destinations is Florida’s Emerald Coast, and she wants to go back again and again.

Kathy Petrino appreciates the Emerald Coast because it’s up and coming in all the right ways. Once known as the “Redneck Riviera,” that name has fallen by the wayside in recent years. That is because celebrities and “beautiful people” have visited in droves and transformed the formerly funky beach towns and resorts through revitalization of the entire area. As the “Emerald Coast” of Florida, many savvy investors have built a host of new hotels and condo complexes, including the region’s first-ever five-star resort, Henderson Beach Resort. The town of Seaside also has become one of the most beautiful and eco-friendly towns in Florida.

Travel Writer Kathy Petrino Can Show You How to Tour Hawaii

Everyone who knows her recognizes Kathy Petrino as a voracious world traveler who would love to see everything she can. Happily for us, however, Kathy also loves share everything she knows and learns about her travels, so she writes about everything. She wants others to have the same great experiences she has had, so she blogs about every destination as if she was the first one to see it. She thinks of herself as an explorer who treats every destination as a new discovery. That includes her frequent travel to Hawaii.

Among Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is the one that just happens to be everyone’s favorite tropical paradise; Hawaii. As the 50th state, this group of islands has a variety of offerings to satisfy virtually anyone. From the great surfing and the cosmopolitan flair of Honolulu, on Oahu, to the natural beauty of Maui and the hidden natural treasures on Lanai, Hawaii has something for everyone, including beautiful beaches, amazing jungles, breathtaking waterfalls, excellent swimming and diving, and world-class waves that make the surfers swoon. You can even ski in Hawaii, if that is your passion. The unique blend of Asian and Hawaiian cultures combines with a little American culture to make everyone feel at home.

Kathy Petrino Wants More People to Visit Napa Valley

Perhaps because Kathy Petrino spends a lot of time traveling, she also loves to write about her travels, as a way of encouraging others to make the same trips, so those destinations thrive. Kathy is passionate about seeing everything in the world, but she also loves to share. She writes about every aspect of every trip, if only to make sure her readers avoid the occasional pitfalls that come with travel.

Among Kathy Petrino’s favorite travel destinations is the Napa Valley in California, a destination that has changed mightily over the years. A trip to the Napa Valley once meant heading “up-valley” to quaint little towns like Oakville, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. Nowadays, while people still love those places, more often, they simply stay in downtown Napa, with its great hotels and top-of-the-line restaurants, great nightlife and more. The vineyards are beautiful and the wine is tasty, but there is so much more to see and do in Napa Valley. There are so many places to visit and so many sights to see, visitors often find it hard to choose.

Kathy Petrino Wants You to Tour the California Low Desert

In addition to traveling the world for herself, Kathy Petrino is also someone who likes to share. She is a very happy and prolific traveler, but thankfully, while she would like to see as much as possible in her life, she also loves to write about her travels, so others can enjoy the same things she has. It’s better to tell others, so the destination will thrive. One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is the Coachella Valley in Southern California.

Smack dab in the middle of California’s Low Desert, Kathy Petrino realizes it’s not quite as popular as it was when the Rat Pack ruled the area in the 1950s and 1960s, but there is still much to like about the place. Kathy notes the nostalgic vibe that continues to transform visitors to a time when Frank, Dean and Sammy ruled Palm Springs, which is at the center of the region and still the most popular destination in the Coachella Valley. The fully-restored hotels and rental homes take the traveler back to the post-War 20th Century. The Low Desert also is a veritable paradise for hikers and rock climbers, as well as those attracted to the lunar landscapes of nearby Salvation Mountain and Joshua Tree National Park.

Blogger Kathy Petrino On the Beauty of the Emerald Coast of Florida

There are many reasons Kathy Petrino loves to write about her extensive travel itinerary, but none are more important than her desire to teach people how to have the best visits possible to her favorite haunts, thus making them thrive, so she can visit again and again. Of course, Kathy also would like for those who read her blog to make fewer of the missteps she has made on the same trips because she’s generous. One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is Florida’s Emerald Coast.

The Emerald Coast is located on the state’s northern Gulf Coast. For many years, the region was called the “Redneck Riviera,” although that name has fallen by the wayside in recent years, as celebrities and “beautiful people” have transformed the motley assortment of beach towns and resorts by encouraging a revitalization. Now that is it referred to as the “Emerald Coast” of Florida, many savvy investors have built lots of new hotels and condo buildings, including the region’s first-ever five-star resort, called Henderson Beach Resort. During this boom, the town of Seasidehas become one of the most beautiful and eco-friendly towns in Florida.

Why Blogger Kathy Petrino Touts New Orleans as a Great Vacation Spot

There are many reasons Kathy Petrino loves to write about her frequent travels, but the most compelling reason has to be her generosity. Like many avid travelers, Kathy wants to visit as many places as possible during her lifetime. What makes her different than most is that she also has a passion for sharing her travel experiences, as a way to help others to have as great a time as she has. Kathy Petrino writes about every aspect of every voyage, including all details about all of her favorite destinations.

Of course, one of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is New Orleans, Louisiana. That’s because “The Big Easy,” as it’s come to be known, has something for everyone. A while back, the city suffered a serious setback following Hurricane Katrina, but that only serves to add to the city’s charm. Despite its setbacks, there is a whole lot of life to New Orleans, and it’s the kind of life that sets it apart from most other big cities. The first thing most people notice in New Orleans is the variety of appealing scents coming from the constant cooking. The city is known for its French-inspired Creole and Cajun food and everyone will find something to eat. At the same time, there is the music, which seems to carry through the New Orleans air. The city’s motto is “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”), and it’s hard to miss what they mean. There is nothing like New Orleans anywhere in the world.

Kathy Petrino Praises the Tourism Appeal of Asheville, North Carolina

Kathy Petrino is a voracious world traveler who also happens to love writing about her favorite travel destinations. She truly intends to see as much of the world as possible during her lifetime and she really loves to share what she learns with others. That’s why Kathy writes enthusiastically about every voyage. She wants more people to visit those destinations so they thrive and she can continue to enjoy them. However, Kathy Petrino writes about every aspect of every trip because she wants readers to avoid the occasional pitfalls that come with frequent travel.

One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite travel destinations is the gorgeous Southern city of Asheville, North Carolina, which she feels is one of the most eclectic and artistic small cities in the United States. Asheville has managed to crawl its way into the national spotlight as a phenomenal city for artists nd the arts. Right now, Asheville features more than 200 artists showing off their work all over the city’s River Arts District, considered among the most diverse arts districts anywhere in the U.S.

Asheville is also highly regarded for the fine food in their restaurant district, an area Kathy Petrino loves. The district features far more award-winning chefs than are found in most cities of roughly the same size. The variety of food also pair nicely with the hundreds of craft beers that are served up by breweries all over the city. Kathy Petrino wants you to know there are many other things to do in Asheville, particularly around the French Broad River, which features paddle boating or kayaking experiences and the Blue Ridge Mountains, for those who may be fond of hiking and/or exploring the wilderness.

Kathy Petrino Wants More People to Visit Napa Valley

Perhaps because Kathy Petrino spends a lot of time traveling, she also loves to write about her travels, as a way of encouraging others to make the same trips, so those destinations thrive. Kathy is passionate about seeing everything in the world, but she also loves to share. She writes about every aspect of every trip, if only to make sure her readers avoid the occasional pitfalls that come with travel.

Among Kathy Petrino’s favorite travel destinations is the Napa Valley in California, a destination that has changed mightily over the years. A trip to the Napa Valley once meant heading “up-valley” to quaint little towns like Oakville, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. Nowadays, while people still love those places, more often, they simply stay in downtown Napa, with its great hotels and top-of-the-line restaurants, great nightlife and more. The vineyards are beautiful and the wine is tasty, but there is so much more to see and do in Napa Valley. There are so many places to visit and so many sights to see, visitors often find it hard to choose.

Kathy Petrino – Seattle’s Top Spots

When Kathy Pertino visited Seattle, Washington she found a mix of a small fishing town that is met with a booming digital and advanced business space because of the location of the new Amazon offices as well as the two different Boeing spaces. In addition to the Space Needle and the different fish markets, there are also some beautiful hiking spots and of course many different coffee shops. As the home of the original Starbucks, there are also many other privately owned, smaller coffee shops that boast incredible brews of coffee. Kathy Petrino enjoys getting to experience the local flavors of different travel destinations and then write about them.