Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2018 - 21
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Explore the unique islands
of Central America
A self-drive tour of Scotland and Ireland leads to
high-flying adventure in the forests of Killarney.
IN THE MOMENT
"This was an amazing experience,"
says Virtuoso traveler Lacey Day of
her hawk walk in Killarney, Ireland. "It
was just us and our guide strolling
through the forest with a smart and
beautiful bird of prey, learning about
the history and craft of falconry."
Lacey's ﬁancé Jason Hazel snapped
this picture as the hawk perched on
Lacey and Jason spent almost three
weeks touring Scotland and Ireland
by car, on a trip planned by Bellaire,
Texas-based Virtuoso travel advisor
Kym Harrell. "We wanted to explore
on our own, and we needed help ﬁguring out the best way to see everything on our list in a relatively short
period of time," says Lacey. "Traveling
by car allowed us to experience not
just the big attractions and cities, but
all the quaint towns and history
along the way."
The Houston-based couple plans to
honeymoon in Europe, starting in
Madrid before heading to Italy on a
food lovers' dream trip, with stops in
Genoa, the Cinque Terre, Florence,
Bologna, and Venice. "Kym has taken
care to select hotels and design a
route based on our speciﬁc interests.
Plus, she's included downtime to relax
and really savor Italy," says Lacey.
"We're so excited."
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"In Scotland and
Ireland, it's going to rain,
but don't let that keep you
from exploring. The rainfall
comes and goes quickly, so
make sure to get out there,
even if the weather
- Virtuoso traveler
Jicaro Island - Lake Nicaragua
A bird in the hand: Learning the
sport of falconry in Ireland.
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