Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?
Jan29

Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?

We’re planning our first trip to Ireland, and we’re thinking of taking advantage of the lower prices in the winter. Is this a bad idea? Will it be a rainy mess? — Kerri from Ohio via email Your question arrived at the perfect time. At this very moment, I’m in Ireland… in the dead of winter… and you know what? It’s not bad, but it’s definitely different from other times during the year....

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Q&A: Answers to Your Questions About Family Travel in Ireland with Jody Halsted
Jan28

Q&A: Answers to Your Questions About Family Travel in Ireland with Jody Halsted

Although I can answer a lot of questions about Irish travel… when it comes family travel, I certainly don’t qualify as an expert. So when two family travel questions came in this month, I went directly to Jody Halsted from www.irelandfamilytravel.com who stepped in to share her wisdom. — Corey How do you plan a family vacation to Ireland for under $2,000?  That’s our vacation budget for a week’s stay and...

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Q&A: How Can I Check My Voicemail While I’m in Ireland?
Jan15

Q&A: How Can I Check My Voicemail While I’m in Ireland?

I’m heading to Ireland and plan to use Skype on my iPhone to keep in touch with my family, but I still need to check voice mail messages a couple times while I’m traveling. Is there a way to do this without adding an international plan to my phone or buying minutes on Skype? — John via email Skype, like other internet phone services, allows free audio and video calls between users; but as you know, if you want to talk to...

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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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#124 When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland? – VIDEO
Feb13

#124 When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland? – VIDEO

There are plenty of things to consider to help you choose WHEN you should plan your trip! In this video episode Corey considers a several factors that may influence when you will plan your trip. When people ask: “When is the best time to visit Ireland?” Most of them really just want to know: “When am I least likely to get wet?” So to answer that question, rainfall is a pretty good place to start. RAINFALL Let’s look at rainfall data...

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