Ireland

Perfect Northern Ireland Road Trip

Planning a Northern Ireland road trip can be difficult. The biggest problem will be to narrow it down, as northern Ireland has so much to offer and is such a small country that there’s no way to do it justice in one week or even two. The northern Ireland coast road – one of the …

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Horseback Riding in the Dublin Mountains

When I was a kid my dad sent me off to horseback riding camp for the summer. I fell in love with every part of horseback riding (except cleaning the stalls!) and will never forget the euphoric feeling I got while riding through the woods in Georgia. Surprisingly, until a few weeks ago I hadn’t …

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A must-see in Ireland: The Aran Islands

There are few places in the world that literally transport you back in time and we’re lucky to live in a country with multiple areas that do just that. The “simple life” can be so refreshing at times and helps ground us in our day-to-day life in busy Dublin. The Aran Islands were no exception …

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Uncovering Connemara: The savage beauty of Ireland

Ah, road trips. The smell of stale potato chips and soggy fast food. The turn-offs that are unknown and undiscovered and turn into the best part of your trip (see our Northern Ireland turn-off as an example). The epic road-trip playlists and car dances that could win the next So You Think You Can Dance competition. Road trips really …

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An afternoon at Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Growing up, my Opa (grandpa in German) would drink “Jack and Coke” like it was water. I remember taking my first sip and feeling like my insides were burning and swore I would never drink whiskey again unless it was forced down my throat. Flash forward a decade (or two, but who’s counting?) the hubby …

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