Did you know that Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil is 100% made in Priego de Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain?
Doña Elena is a world-class Filipino brand and the No. 1 Olive Oil brand in the Philippines. Their olive oil is made and shipped on the same day from the olive farms of award-winning Mueloliva in the southeastern region of the province of Cordoba.
Here’s a little Olive Oil101 from Spain, the biggest producer and exporter of olive oil in the world.
Hong Kong is one of our family’s favorite destinations. We’ve always loved its endless options for great food, the different festive celebrations, and the inspiring landscape. It’s ever-evolving, with new train lines being developed to connect the outlying islands, and with more places to explore, the kids will never get bored.
Here’s our travel guide to new places to discover in the city, the best restaurants to eat with the kids, and last minute tips to maximize your family fun in Hong Kong.
Hua Quan Village is an art and cultural village located south of Yingtan in Jiangxi, China. The village is situated near the famous Longhu (Dragon Tiger) Mountain, one of China’s most beautiful natural heritage sites, and the birthplace of Taoism.
The village spans over 16 hectares, making it one of the largest art and cultural centers in the world.
Here’s what we loved about the village and why you should include this on your next trip to China…
In Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland (one hour away from Dublin), you’ll find KILKEA CASTLE. It’s a majestic 12th century castle that’s been transformed into a luxury hotel.
We celebrated Rache’s birthday in this beautiful place–befitting of my queen and love of my life–on our first-ever trip to Ireland. It was really magical and definitely one of the best travel experiences we’ll cherish forever.
Here is a photo essay of our stay at Kilkea Castle…
“Once the medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow’s Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a five-star welcome to travelers from around the globe. Set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.” (Kilkea Castle Website)
The Tokyo Helicopter cruise is a fun and exciting way to see the beautiful city of Tokyo!
The 15minute ride takes you 600 meters high above the skyline, where you can enjoy the cites beautiful landmarks like Mt Fuji fading away in the background, or the famed Tokyo Sky Tree that darts from the ground like a neo-futuristic beacon made of steel and shimmering lights.
Robot Restaurant is a modern-day cabaret show that has become one of Japans top tourist attractions.
The live entertainment is a crazy combination of eastern and western pop culture, modern dance, light-shows, Japanese mecha, and live anime! The only way to truly describe Robot Restaurant is that, it is a type of modern-day Kabuki.
The 90-minute spectacle is divided into four acts that feature an array of friendly and heroic creatures who have to fend off an invasion by the Evil Robot Empire or something — to be quite honest we weren't really sure what was going on, but we loved every minute of it!
However, visitors shouldn't expect a typical dining experience, as it's more about the show than food. While meals are available for an extra charge, you can also buy refreshments and snacks between each act.
If you ever find yourself in Tokyo and have a few minutes to spare, with a few bucks to spend, Robot Restaurant should be on your to-do list when visiting Tokyo. It is something that is purely Japanese and something you can only see in Japan.
(Tip: Eat before you watch the show, so you can focus on the amazing performances and animatronics.)
ROBOT RESTAURANT 160-0021 1-7-1 Kabukicho Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan Hours: 3:30pm—11:30pm Daily Phone:+81 3-3200-5500 Web: www.shinjuku-robot.com
The Kyoto Gionya Kimono Experience is a unique way for tourists to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and traditions that are still practiced to this day.
What better way to remember Kyoto than visiting one of many historical sites in a Japanese style Kimono? This unique experience is one of a kind and a must for any tourists who love culture and picture taking.
Central Japan, the old country, has so much more to offer than the famed Shirakawago UNESCO Heritage Site, 400-year-old Matsumoto Castle, and the dazzling Snow Wall of Kurobe Alpine Route.
Discover Central Japan as you’ll find beautiful fields of tulips, fun activities like food replica and soba making workshops and trying out fantastic food like first-class Japanese Hida Beef and affordable Michelin grade sushi– Central Japan has something for everyone!
Here’s a sample 5-day itinerary to make the most of your trip to Central Japan…
Nagano Prefecture besides having the most accessible snow resort in Japan, it is surrounded by sought after attractions like the famed 400-year old Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, and the cute wild snow monkeys!
Fun Fact: Nagano, known as the prefecture of longevity is blessed with fresh air and clean water from the soaring 3000-meter high Japan Alps. It is believed because of this beautiful environment and fresh produce from the mountains to be related to the highest average life expectancy rate in Nagano.
Here’s a sample itinerary for a day trip in Nagano…