Celebrity actor Matt Damon and travel expert Stephanie Abrams share self-isolating experiences on the island that is Ireland with Matt in County Dublin’s Dalkey and Stephanie in gorgeous County Antrim in Northern Ireland. You’ll get to see the house that Matt Damon rented in Dalkey as well as get up-close-and-personal with Corner Cottage in Cairncastle, four miles from Larne, Northern Ireland, where Stephanie shares her unique experiences during her CoronaVoyage that lasted through July 20, 2020 when she and her husband were able to fly from Dublin back to the US. So come along as she takes you through a bit of what’s going on in County Antrim and whisks you off to Dublin as her good friend, Mark Leslie, a member of the family that owns Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan, Ireland, takes you off on a sightseeing tour of Dublin the likes of which no one has seen before and, hopefully, will not see again as Mark Leslie’s video created by drone camera sweeps through “Deserted Dublin,” part 2 of a Vlog presentation which started with Vlog #7: “Desserted Dubiln” created on the grounds and in the pastry kitchen at arguably Dublin’s best hotel, The Merrion! Enjoy. . . And please be warned not to watch this particular episode if you are hungry as it may cause Binge Eating!
You’ve heard of Riverdance? Well, travel expert Stephanie Abrams treats you to “Meadowdance,” a romp in the pasturelands of County Antrim during her CoronaVoyage while she is marooned in Northern Ireland. If you’ve watched Vlog #9: “Cows,” this Vlog #9 on steroids! If you need a good laugh, here is the stimulus for that. But Stephanie says that it brought tears to her eyes watching it knowing that the end of her CoronaVoyage in Ireland is nearing an end. Gather up the clan, put your dancing shoes on, enjoy and be sure to click on the SUBSCRIBE button and share this vlog with your friends!
Celebrity Matt Damon and Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams share self-isolating experiences on the island that is Ireland with Matt in Co. Dublin’s Dalkey and Stephanie in gorgeous Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland. Stephanie shares her unique experiences. So come along as Stephanie takes you through a bit of what’s going in in County Antrim and whisk you off to Dublin as her good friend, Mark Leslie, of Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan, takes you off on a sightseeing tour of Dublin the likes of which you’ve never seen before and, hopefully, you won’t see again, as Mark’s drone camera sweeps through “Deserted Dublin,” part 2 of this two-part Vlog which started with Vlog #7: Desserted Dublin. . . in the pastry kitchen at Dublin’s Merrion Hotel! Enjoy. . . and please hit the SUBSCRIBE button on this page and come back often!
CoronaVoyageEpisode 7: Desserted Dublin
Broadcast media travel expert Stephanie Abrams takes viewers on a tour of The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Meet General Manager Peter MacCann and Head Pastry Chef Paul Kelly. Stephanie meets Chef Paul in the Merrion’s Garden Room Restaurant to plan a midnight visit to the hotel’s Pastry Kitchen where nightly preparations result in an artist’s palate of colorful sensational pastries freshly baked during the night for morning meetings and events around the hotel and breakfast in the Garden Room for guests. Stephanie’s encounter with Pastry Chef Paul started after breakfast at the hotel when Stephanie was compelled to meet the person in charge of producing A-1 Amazing croissants which, in general, can ONLY be found in France with rare exception. “These were incredible and authentic croissants and not the doughy, bready, overly sweetened things they call croissants in Italy, Spain, the US and elsewhere where you don’t get flakey exteriors and honey-combed interiors that are light and delicious. I had to meet the baker-in-chief responsible for these works of art!” Stephanie says. WARNING: Do not watch this when you are hungry as it may result in binge eating!
In Vlog #6, broadcast travel expert Stephanie Abrams takes viewers for a drive along the shoreline of the Irish Sea in County Antrim with spectacular views and a peak at fairly deserted towns and villages including Carrigfergus where the fabulous Carrigfergus Castle is located, a Must Visit place when it’s open again! Note that the statue outside of the castle sports a CoronaMask! And while we drive about, we’re listening to Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh, presenter/host, interviewing Stephanie about her visit to Kerry just before the Iron Curtain of Illness fell locking down the island that is Ireland when Stephanie and her husband, Mark, chose County Antrim, Northern Ireland as the place they’d hunker down for the duration of their CoronaVoyage. Then it’s off to chat with Mark Leslie by video in County Dublin for his insights and video-by-drone of Sandycove, the Irish Sea at his front door, and a bit of watching how local lobster fishermen drop their cocoons, lobster pots, for the day’s catch. Enjoy. . . and please subscribe to the channel!
Vlog #5 continues Quaran TV WITH Stephanie Abrams CoronaVoyage with the SKAL Toast to celebrate World SKAL Day on April 28, 2020 while Stephanie is ensconced in Northern Ireland during this ‘Travel Dilemma!’ Join her in the pastoral countryside and seascapes of County Antrim as she salutes SKAL and fellow SKALleagues around the world! Fill a glass with your favorite drink. . . it’s 5pm somewhere(!). . . and join her in the SKAL Toast now and again. . .and again!
Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams moves into last phases of settling in at Corner Cottage in Cairncastle, Ballygally, Northern Ireland.
Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams in the kitchen of Corner Cottage in Cairncastle, Ballygally, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, getting settled into the routine of sanitizing deliveries before storing in this glorious self-catering cottage on Day 7 of her CoronaVoyage while waylaid on the Island of Ireland unable to get home to the US. In upcoming episodes, Stephanie will be sharing with viewers glorious places to visit in the region in close proximity to Corner Cottage to help you plan your trip for when the All-Clear is sounded so she can go home and you can head for Northern Ireland. You’ll be amazed by what a fabulous location this 1700s farmhouse, with every modern amenity, sits squarely in! Keep watching!
Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams shares her CoronaVoyage experience at Corner Cottage in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland with viewers where she is ensconced for the duration of the plague that is encompassing the world! Publican Martha Davis from the Meeting House Pub, which, in her excitement over receiving a Care Package from Martha, erroneously refers to throughout as the Meeting Place(!), in Cairncastle, Larne in close proximity to Corner Cottage and share her ‘Christmas Morning Effect’ of the delivery with viewers in the modern kitchen of the cottage, a place that has quickly become home to her and her husband! Have a look!
Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams invites you to SUBSCRIBE to this YouTube Channel to keep up with her archived TV shows AND her new VLOG especially while she is ensconced in Northern Ireland for the duration of the global shutdown down, as she shares a virtual tour of this Northern Ireland, an under reported region bubbling over with wonderful places to visit, even without getting out of the car (!) during her CoronaVoyage . Come along with her as she introduces her Vlog to provide insights into the tourism features of the region. With an expectation of perhaps months of living in Northern Ireland before flying back to her US home in Massachusetts, Stephanie is sharing her experiences as an Official Temporary Resident of the UK and taking viewers on short journeys between Corner Cottage, an historic farmhouse with every modern amenity where she and her husband, Mark, have settled in awaiting a return to normalcy so they can return home from a visit to Ireland that was expected to conclude on March 18, 2020, but is still in full-swing! Join Stephanie through her VLOG, her TV show and her radio shows to keep up with her unexpected adventures during these very trying times! Let’s join her in the garden at Corner Cottage now. . .