Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011
Feb03

Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011

Save money and get some great deals and offers in Ireland. Give your budget a break; get a discount, special extra or an upgrade by staying in excellent accommodations throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. All of these offers are from reputable lodgings that I have personally inspected and stayed at. All are reviewed in my book  Ireland Dream Trip. “Your name is magic in Ireland.” Or so I’ve been told. Use my name – Michele Erdvig...

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Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps
Jan06

Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps

By Michele Erdvig 1. Plan Ahead Whether you will visit Ireland for three days or three weeks your vacation time is limited. You are using your hard-earned cash to see Ireland. Think of each day, hour and minute you are in Ireland as money trickling away through an hourglass. Why spend precious “Ireland time” looking for accommodations, planning routes or deciding on sightseeing? Do it now!  By spending your free time in advance...

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Disability Access in Ireland
Dec27

Disability Access in Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts While I was planning our recent trip to Ireland, I was extremely concerned about disability access for myself. I can climb stairs, but they are painful, and I try to avoid them. I can walk up to a block, but usually use a combination of our car (park close!) and my electric wheelchair scooter to get around. I decided early on not to take my wheelchair scooter, due to the electricity being different and not...

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Best E-Guidebooks for Ireland Travel
Jun18

Best E-Guidebooks for Ireland Travel

My carry-on just got a whole lot lighter now that I won’t need to carry a single printed book for my trip to the Emerald Isle. Whether you favor the Kindle, Nook, iPad or iPhone, some of the best guidebooks on Irish travel are ready for download. I tested a few publications using… the Kindle for iPhone and discovered a few things in my initiation into the world of digital travel guides. First of all, it takes a while to get used...

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Irish Hospitality: Maybe It’s In the Genes
May05

Irish Hospitality: Maybe It’s In the Genes

Maybe It’s In the Genes Submitted by Áine C. McCormack “This has been so much fun…we really should do it again! You know, we have a great place for the week in Tipperary…what about this Friday at the Old Parochial House?” As soon as the words left my father’s lips, they filled me with anxiety. I quickly looked around the room at the faces of my Irish relatives hoping I was the only one who had heard him. The...

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Frommer’s Ireland Day by Day – Guidebook Review & Giveaway
Apr23

Frommer’s Ireland Day by Day – Guidebook Review & Giveaway

When I’ve talked about guidebooks in the past, I’ve put them into three categories: text-heavy reading material, picture-heavy dream books and the hybrids that try to collide words with thousands of pictures. Frommer’s Ireland Day by Day falls into the last category; and all in all, it does it well. As expected the photos are gorgeous, and it engages a Top 10 style to focus its information… Best of Ireland, Favorite Moments,...

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