Archive for the ‘Places to stay’ Category

Netanya, Israel–Mediterranean Seaside town

June 8, 2017

This is a great town from which to visit the nearby sights of Jaffa, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, and Megiddo. One of the advantages of staying here is that the Mediterranean Sea is just out your door! After a day of touring, a meandering walk along the seashore is great way to unwind or just cool your feet in the Sea. It’s a good starting point for a tour of Israel. Get acclimated to the time change, change money for the upcoming trip or just enjoy being by the sea.


Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally, Northern Ireland

October 17, 2016

This hotel provided one of the most beautiful settings of the hotels we stayed in on our CIE tour in the British Isles. The rooms were very nice, the castle itself was fascinating. The gardens were absolutely incredible! Located on the north of Belfast along the coastline, this hotel would make a great place for a wedding. In fact, there was a wedding going on in the hotel the night we were there! Friendly staff and a wonderful breakfast–including some oatmeal with honey and Bushmills whiskey! It’s good to try new foods–or old foods presented in a new way!

York Marriott Hotel, York, England

September 13, 2016

Maybe only a fantasy in my own mind, but I felt like I might be living in a Dick Francis Book when we walked around the grounds of our hotel in York. Pleasant room. Good breakfast. It’s a very nice place to stay. Having said that, I LOVE the grounds around this hotel! The views of the York Racecourse, the patio and views of the countryside are relaxing and probably exciting on race meeting days! I’m sorry we were there only one night. The proximity to the beautiful city of York and that area of England just make it all the more enticing!