5 Irish Travel Tips No One Bothered to Tell You… Until Now
Jul05

5 Irish Travel Tips No One Bothered to Tell You… Until Now

Sometimes it’s the little details that set a trip on the right track. Here are five tips experienced travelers know but never learned from guidebooks… You’ll need power for that shower The pump and water heater for Irish showers are often housed in an in-shower device that provides consistent heat and pressure. For safety, the power is often turned on by a cord from the ceiling or a light switch that may be placed...

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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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5 Tips for Using Dublin Bikes
Oct30

5 Tips for Using Dublin Bikes

  Emily Westbrooks tells us, “One of the best ways to get around Dublin City Centre is on a Dublin Bike. The rental bikes arrived in Dublin last year, and they’re a huge hit!” Emily gives us five excellent tips for a smooth ride at www.fromchinavillage.com/2011/10/dublin-bikes/ Emily Westbrooks is a freelance writer from Maine who now lives in Dublin. She writes daily about her life and travels on her blog, From...

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Booking a B&B… on Your iPhone!
Jul21

Booking a B&B… on Your iPhone!

Most of us have gotten used to inspecting B&Bs online before we book, but now, we can even do it from our smart phones. B&B Ireland now offers a free app in the iTunes Store that lets you browse and book B&Bs from your iPhone or iPod Touch. I’ve noodled around with it a bit, and I’m happy to say it delivers a clean interface with an abundance of features. All the Features of the Website Firstly, hat’s off...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Money in Ireland
Jul20

10 Things You Need to Know About Money in Ireland

For anyone planning a trip to Ireland, questions about money tend to spring up quite early. What’s currency? Can I use my credit cards? How do I figure out exchange rates? What about tax and tax back? We’ve touched on the topic of money several time, but today I wanted to point you to Michele Erdvig’s Ireland Top 10 Money Tips. As usual, she does a great job of outlining the topic and gives us some excellent advice....

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