Q&A: Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?
Jan12

Q&A: Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?

Can I stay with a host family in Ireland?  — Kerrie via email Ireland has a long tradition of bed and breakfasts, so in essence you stay with a family when you’re there. However, most modern B&Bs are professionally run and the homes are purpose built. This makes for a quality experience, but can also keep a certain amount of separation between hosts and guests… not like the old days when you used the toilet down the...

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Q & A: She Wants to Travel; He Wants to Stay Home — Can a Trip to Ireland Remedy Their Differences?
Nov04

Q & A: She Wants to Travel; He Wants to Stay Home — Can a Trip to Ireland Remedy Their Differences?

This will be a first trip to Ireland for my husband and me (our first trip off the American continent!), and we have very different ideas about the aftermath. I’m hoping it is the beginning of a lifelong travel hobby. Whereas he is expecting I will calm down with travel, and we won’t do a trip this big for another decade or two. So, much is at stake! To ease him into it, I’m planning to split our week-long trip...

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#125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the Best Apps for Irish Travel – VIDEO & AUDIO VERSIONS
Apr01

#125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the Best Apps for Irish Travel – VIDEO & AUDIO VERSIONS

Episode Guide – Podcast #125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the Best Apps for Irish Travel In this episode, I chat with Jody Halsted and Stephanie Chastain about smartphones in Ireland and the best apps for Irish travel CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. http://www.irishfireside.com/podcasts/125irishfiresidesmartphones2.mp3 Or watch it as a video…   Our Podcasts are available on iTunes – here’s our...

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What Should I Expect from a €20 B&B in Ireland?
Aug02

What Should I Expect from a €20 B&B in Ireland?

A new breed of B&Bs are popping up in Ireland, especially on the West coast and in areas where tourism has been sluggish… it’s the budget B&B. While €35 per person per night seems to be the going rate for a standard B&B in most parts, bargain-basement cousins are posting signs on the road for €25 or €20 per night. For Americans, that’s a savings of $12-18 per person per night, but the question has to be...

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Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland
May11

Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland

My wife and I travel in the US in our motor home, mostly in Arizona. We were wondering if there are campgrounds in Ireland and if we can rent an RV (recreational vehicle) while we’re there? — Jesse Marcus via email Absolutely. there are a handful companies offering motor home rentals, and there are well over 100 campgrounds scattered across the country. Tent camping is also popular and facilities are available to rent gear...

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Giveaway: Plan Your Ireland Dream Trip
Dec07

Giveaway: Plan Your Ireland Dream Trip

It’s the holiday season and we’ll again be giving away some of our favorite items. We’re starting with a copy of Michele Erdvig’s travel guide “Ireland Dream Trip.” Currently in its 20th edition, you’ll find the annually updated book a one-stop resource for planning a trip to Ireland… especially because it’s filled with all of Michele’s favorite places in Ireland. The prize doesn’t stop there. Michele has...

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