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Travel Happy: Win the Carryon Game

I am not picky about the type of bag I bring on the plane. As long as it is small enough to bring aboard and not be checked, I am a happy traveler. That is how I win the carryon game, by never checking bags. I do look for bags that are comfortable, easy to […]

Ireland luxury lodging. Photo and article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Ireland Luxury Lodging: Where to Stay in Ireland

On our recent 24 day trip around Ireland, we stayed at a dozen different properties. Each place exhibits its own distinct luxury travel characteristics. These Ireland luxury lodging properties range from inns, to large hotels, to medieval castles. Ireland Luxury Lodging: Where to Stay in Ireland Killarney Park Hotel Ireland’s #1 luxury hotel rated by […]

Hiking Slieve League Donegal Ireland

Cool Things To Do In Donegal Ireland

Please enjoy this McCool Travel look at some cool things do in Donegal Ireland and along the Wild Atlantic Way. After the recent TBEX travel conference, Donegal Tourism hosted us for four wonderful days. We visited many attractions, restaurants and pubs, and hotels in the northwest section of Ireland called the Coolest Place on Earth. […]

great things to do in Dublin Ireland. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Things To Do In Dublin Ireland

Before the recent TBEX travel conference, we spent six nights in Dublin and visited many of the attractions in Ireland’s capital. Please enjoy this McCool Travel look at some fun things do in Dublin Ireland. Fantastic and Fun Things To Do in Dublin Ireland EPIC Learn about Irish heritage around the world, why people left […]

McCool Travel interview with Matthew Karsten of Expert Vagabond.

5 Minutes With Matthew Karsten of Expert Vagabond

For McCool Travel’s 149th travel interview, I am thrilled to present Matthew Karsten of Expert Vagabond. I was going to say that Matthew is one of those massively influential travel people who I really want to meet but I just met him about 10 hours ago. Perfect timing. Matthew Karsten‘s bio: Matthew Karsten HOMETOWN … Campton, New Hampshire ALWAYS IN MY […]

Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Experience Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner

My wife and I stayed at Hyatt Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia this past June. The marketing team at Hyatt Tysons Corner invited us to experience their relaxed luxury property and share our thoughts with the McCool Travel and Fun in Fairfax VA audiences. Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner Here are some reasons, McCool Travel […]

Relaxed Luxury at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

6 Sensational Reasons to Experience Relaxed Luxury at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore

We stayed at The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland in May, between the peak periods of Mother’s Day weekend and university graduation weekend. The Ivy Hotel invited me to experience their relaxed luxury property and share thoughts with the McCool Travel audience. Relaxed Luxury at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore Here are 6 sensational reasons, McCool Travel […]

Greenwood Gator Farm. Article and photo by Charles McCool.

Louisiana Bayou Tour at Greenwood Gator Farm

Highlighting our trip to Louisiana’s Bayou Country was a visit to Greenwood Gator Farm. Learn all about the powerful and popular creatures, feed them, hold them (really!), plus take a swamp tour—all at Greenwood Gator Farm in Gibson, Louisiana. Greenwood Gator Farm: Bayou Tour The Greenwood Gator Farm Tour experience begins with an hour-long airboat ride through […]

McCool Travel interview with Matt Gibson.

5 Minutes With Matt Gibson

For McCool Travel’s 148th travel interview, I am thrilled to present Matt Gibson. I met Matt in Nepal (of all places) earlier this year and previously knew about his superb work with Xpat Matt. Matt has many other projects, as you will learn. Read on! Matt Gibson‘s bio: Matt Gibson HOMETOWN … Cranbrook, British Columbia ALWAYS IN MY LUGGAGE … TRX system […]