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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Taking the New Aer Lingus Mobile App for a Test Drive
Aug23

Taking the New Aer Lingus Mobile App for a Test Drive

Aer Lingus finally caught up to other airlines in the app arena with the launch of their new iPhone and Android phone apps. Mobile Booking After testing the booking features of the iPhone app for a few dates and routes, I can say it works pretty well. If there are no dates for your query, the app deadends with a “no match found” message, but the back button lets you try again. I also had to be careful when I changed...

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Motorcycling in Ireland – Oh What a Glorious Time
Jul27

Motorcycling in Ireland – Oh What a Glorious Time

The Discover Ireland Blog featured a post about motorcycling around Ireland. Since I spend a portion of my year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — the birthplace of Harley-Davidson — I can’t help but fancy stories about travel on a motorcycle (even if I’m not one to travel on two wheels). This article features some beautiful photos and a video from a motorcycling adventure. Eager Riders – Motorcycling in Ireland...

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Traveling Ireland by Bus… with a Bit of Humor
Jun03

Traveling Ireland by Bus… with a Bit of Humor

It’s only June and Alan Bennett is already writing his “What I Did This Summer” report! The writer and comedian is taking buses to events big and small all over Ireland and sharing the experiences via blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Bits of Travel Advice His posts to date have been a combination of trip reports, restaurant reviews, and experience overviews. And in each case delivered with keen — often...

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Q & A: Train Travel in Ireland
May20

Q & A: Train Travel in Ireland

What are the most scenic train routes in Ireland? — Erin McCullen via email Good news! The rail lines in Ireland tend to run through exceptionally beautiful areas and offer views you might never see via car or bus. Here are my favs: Shear Variety: Sligo to Dublin – A great mix of scenery on this route with the mountain landscape of The West, transforming to gorgeous countryside, and then running along the fantastic...

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Q & A: Driving in Ireland
May02

Q & A: Driving in Ireland

My husband has never driven on the left before. Any tips for when he drives us around Ireland this June? — Anne Murphy via email For most people, the first few hours of driving on the opposite side of the road provide a string of stressors… What side of the road am I supposed to be on? Where am I going? What does that road sign say? Is it safe to enter the roundabout now? What lane am I supposed to be in? Can I turn here?...

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