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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The Irish Tradition of Buying Rounds in a Pub
Aug28

The Irish Tradition of Buying Rounds in a Pub

There’s a tradition in Ireland of buying rounds of drinks in a pub. One person buys a round, those on the receiving end reciprocate. It’s very simple — like wash… rinse… repeat — until the rounds extend beyond you and your two close friends. We covered the topic last year when we talked about Irish Pubs and Etiquette, but a post on the info-sharing site Reddit has put it in the spotlight again (we...

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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: Ireland Travel Checklist
May15

Q & A: Ireland Travel Checklist

Do you happen to have a countdown/to do list for getting ready for a trip to Ireland? We leave on June 1st. I feel like I should be doing something, but not sure where to start. — Katie Malloy (@Mini_Malloys) via Twitter Katie, no matter how much I plan, I always feel like I’m forgetting something… so I understand how you’re feeling. There’s no one-size-fits-all checklist, but here are the things on my...

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