Spruce Point Park Campground & Marina
While the 18-hole championship course situated within the 840-acre estate of Adare Manor is any golfer's dream come true, you don't need to be an avid putt-putter to enjoy the unbelievably romantic expanse of the castle resort accommodations. The 5-star hotel draws visitors from all over the globe with its gorgeous manor architecture and nearby villas, fishing and equestrian activities, wine tasting, historical tours, and of course, fine dining at its sophisticated Oakroom Restaurant. But despite its luxe lodgings and offerings, I have to admit what's really luring me in -- actually staying in a real castle in the middle of that lush Ireland scenery would be like living out my wildest fairytale fantasies I've had since childhood! Take a look at the slideshow to be further tempted to book a flight to Ireland for your next princess-worthy vacay!
Camping may not be everyone's idea of a fun time, but there's a lot of adventure in store with a little trip in the great outdoors. It's nice to get away from the troubles of work and home, and while hitting the pool or beach is an obvious oasis to your summer stress, serenity may be found in a bit of fresh air! It's a great way to see some sights while getting in shape. Get out to a park or forest preserve and try your hand at some trails, or, if you're a rebel, skip the trails and forge your own. While the ax men and lumberjacks of the forest may sport frumpy bibs, coveralls and checkers, you should know you can still get down to earth in style. Hot or cold, rain or shine, there's enough out there to take care of you -- even the high maintenance chicks. Take a peek at some ways you can turn the trail into a runway -- and maybe even catch the attention of a super-buff trail guide, too!