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First-Timer Tips for Exploring Ireland

Ireland road

Dublin is a fine city, but so many of Ireland’s jewels and secrets live outside the capital and around the countryside. Then there are the other, sometimes overlooked cities: Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny…to name a few. On my five-week trip around Ireland, I was lucky enough to dip into all corners of the country, and […]

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September 10, 2013 by | Comments Off on First-Timer Tips for Exploring Ireland

How to Make the Most of Your Time in Galway

Galway Spanish Arch

The welcoming vibe of Galway draws people in and keeps them around for a while. The crime rate is low, the pub scene is loud, and the proximity to some of Ireland’s most stunning coastline tourist hotspots makes it a pretty great place to set up shop for as long as you like. Here’s how […]

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July 22, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Ireland’s Aran Islands: How to Get There and What to Do

Inisheer

At the mouth of Galway Bay, off the west coast of Ireland, you’ll find three islands where the locals speak Irish and the pace of life is slow and steady. Inishmore is the largest and most-visited of the Aran Islands; Inishmaan is the second largest; and Inisheer is the smallest.

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July 15, 2013 by | 1 Comment

How to Do Vienna on a Budget

Vienna Riesenrad at Prater

As far as European cities go, Vienna is definitely up there on the pricey list. The Viennese are known for their extravagant taste when it comes to fine dining, brilliant artwork, and classical music. Having been ruled by the Habsburgs royal family from 1278 to 1918, and being home to Mozart, Beethoven, and the Strauss […]

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October 1, 2012 by | 3 Comments

How to Find the Best Travel Accommodations

Bellagio

Whether you’re on a tight budget or splurging on an expensive vacation, there are myriad ways for you to find the perfect spot to lay your head…without having to settle for a roach motel.

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August 30, 2012 by | 1 Comment

The Red Eye Flight Survival Guide

Sleeping on the plane

The last thing you want to do on vacation is show up in a new country completely jet-lagged, haggard, and cranky after a hellish red-eye flight. When you only have so much time to spare, every day counts! But taking a long-haul doesn’t have to be the worst thing in the world. In fact, they […]

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August 14, 2012 by | 1 Comment

A Guide to Italian Food

best pasta of my life - tuscany is heaven

When you think about Italy, a couple of things might come to mind, like wine, pasta, pizza, and the boisterous nature of the Italian people. What you might NOT know, however, is that the food scene in Italy varies with each region (and even each town). Cheese, for example, is often named after its place […]

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August 9, 2012 by | 1 Comment

A Guide to Getting Around in Europe

Malta bus

One of the best things about traveling through Europe is how easy it is to get around – more often than not, it’s cheap, extremely efficient, and FAST! And if you have a preferred way of traveling, chances are you’ll find it in Europe. If you’re planning your own European trip, here are a few […]

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August 6, 2012 by | 1 Comment

How to Do Laundry While Traveling

Venice laundry

There’s just ONE chore from the real world that we can’t escape when we’re on the road: laundry. The chore of all chores. (Well, you could technically escape the hassles of cleaning your wardrobe, but we’re big fans of hygiene.) Does anyone ever delight in laundry detergent, fabric softener, and waiting around for cycles to […]

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July 20, 2012 by | 10 Comments

A Guide to Drinking Beer in Europe

Guinness Storehouse

Beer lovers, you don’t have to go far in Europe to try amazing new ales. The options are endless! After all, Europeans have been brewing beer for hundreds of years…they know how to get it right. Here are a few highlights for beer enthusiasts making their way around Europe.

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July 12, 2012 by | 2 Comments