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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
It's that time again. The end of another holiday, and time to give out those prestigious awards that everyone in the travel business desires...the Treenies!

It would just take too long to list all the nominees, so only the winner's get named. So here goes:

Best Overall Hotel - Harding Hotel (Dublin)
Best Hotel Location - Days Inn (James street, Liverpool)
Best Hotel Shower - Harding Hotel (Dublin)
Best Overall Dining Experience - Gingerline, Chambers of Flavour (London)
Best Restaurant - Da Mario's (London)
Best Salad - Greek Salad from Busyfeet & Coco Cafe (Dublin)
Best Chips - Chips a GoGo (Liverpool)
Best Chicken Wings - Darkey Kellys (Dublin)
Best Breakfast - Stylotel (London)
Best Dessert - Red Velvet Brownies from a vendor at the Canalway Cavalcade (London)
Best Drink - Aspall Isabel's Berry Cider (England)
Best Pub - Darkey Kelly's, (Dublin)
Best Day Trip - Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
Best Site Tour - too many to pick just one!
Best Guide - Val O'Brien (Paddywagon Tours)
Best Off the Beaten Path - Gingerline (London)
Best Unexpected Surprise - Loving the Rolling Stones "Exhibitionism" exhibit (London)
Best Upgrade - "preview" of the "George, Eric & Me" exhibit (Liverpool)
Biggest Disappointment - The Beatles Story (Liverpool)
Best Holiday Habit - Playing dumb...don't knock it till you've tried it! (Everywhere)
Most Interesting Coincidental Historical Event - Kilmainham Gaol tour during the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Executions of those involved in the 1916 Easter Uprising
Best "laugh till you pee your pants" day - Liverpool on the evening we arrived
Best Unplanned Activity - Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery (London)
Smoothest Travel Day - Liverpool to Dublin via Rail 'n Sail although they were all pretty smooth


Best Example of how we're not as young as we used to be...drum roll please...

eating a large take away meal at 11 pm after returning to our hotel after a tour just about killed us!!
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