Swallowed by a Donegal Ditch: Mishaps in Irish Travel
Jan15

Swallowed by a Donegal Ditch: Mishaps in Irish Travel

This week, I asked our readers to share their Irish travel mishaps, and when this one came in from Barrie Maguire (…with photos!), I knew I had to share it straightaway. I think it’s a testament to the generosity of the people of Donegal and the ferocity of those Ulster ditches 😉 Thanks for sharing Barrie! If you have a mishap… large or small… you’d like to share, email me. In May of 2006 we rented a...

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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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5 Tips for a Self-Drive Tour in Ireland
May04

5 Tips for a Self-Drive Tour in Ireland

The thought of driving on the left side of the road terrifies many potential visitors to Ireland. However, those who overcome that fear are treated to an itinerary that perfectly suits their interests and timetable. That said, it is easy to overload an itinerary by zipping around Ireland on the “green blur tour.” Here are five tips to help coordinate your self-drive tour… 5 Tips Consider a 60 miles (95 km) per day maximum....

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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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It’s a Bag… It’s a Coat… It’s a Jaktogo
Nov07

It’s a Bag… It’s a Coat… It’s a Jaktogo

Here’s an Irish company trying to “stick it” to Ryan Air… the Irish airline famous for it’s strict carry-on luggage rules and checked baggage fees. Jaktogo has created a suitcase you can wear as a coat… not a very fashionable coat, but a coat nonetheless. They’ve even tried creating a “gotcha” airport...

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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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