#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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A Delightful Chat About Ireland’s Ring of Kerry – AUDIO
Nov26

A Delightful Chat About Ireland’s Ring of Kerry – AUDIO

There’s no shortage of information about County Kerry, Ireland, but I couldn’t help feeling enchanted by the place hearing Jessie Voigts talk about Ireland’s most famous corner on The Amateur Traveler Podcast. Gotta admit, Jessie’s giggle is contagious, and she was was quite honest about the Kingdom County’s abundance of tourists while still showcasing its appeal. Yes, it’s got a lot of tourists....

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Irish B&Bs Are Reinventing Themselves
Sep01

Irish B&Bs Are Reinventing Themselves

I’ve been staying in B&Bs since my very first trip to Ireland. I’ve watched the days of shared bathrooms disappear, the rise and fall and rise again of a boutique breakfast menu, and sadly, the number of B&Bs in Ireland drop from 4,500 in 2000 to under 1,900 today. It may come as a surprise, but even with fewer B&Bs, there are still plenty of rooms available. According to a recent article by Pól Ó Conghaile,...

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