When the city crest and motto is Latin for “a safe harbor for ships,” you know you’ve sailed into friendly waters. This is true of Cork, Ireland, the island’s third largest city, and coincidentally, home to the second largest natural harbor in the world. Foodies can rejoice here, as Cork has also been dubbed Ireland’s gastro capital. Those hoping for a bit of that “luck of the Irish” can make their way to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney stone and put its powers to the test. No matter which route you take, timeless beauty and unique, hearty flavors await you in Cork.