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10 New Museums in Europe Not to Miss

Europe has some of the oldest artifacts displayed in some of the oldest museums in the world – nearly all top class and filled with priceless historic treasures. But it’s good to see the cultural wheels keep turning, with new additions to the museum scene opening all the time. Here are 10 new museums in Europe that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Red Light Secrets, Amsterdam, Netherlands Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam

Europe has some of the oldest artifacts displayed in some of the oldest museums in the world – nearly all top class and filled with priceless historic treasures. But it’s good to see the cultural wheels keep turning, with new additions to the museum scene opening all the time. Here are 10 new museums in […]

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April 13, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 New Museums in Europe Not to Miss

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2010, Dublin, Ireland by || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || (CC BY 2.0)

St. Patrick’s Day. The one time of year when it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s a day of festive parades, followed by a night of more celebration. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate one […]

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March 14, 2016 by | 1 Comment

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Top 10 Places to Go After You Graduate

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Stepping right out of school and into the workforce doesn’t sound like the bag of fun we expect after all this trouble. Not by any means. We want to celebrate, take our first full-fledged steps out into freedom. So let’s take off! Be it partying or adventure travel, vacation looms large on the horizon. Here […]

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June 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Ireland Road Trip: 7 Spots Not to Miss

Kinsale

Castles, coastline, verdant countryside. Beer. This part of Ireland lives up to its somewhat clichéd reputation: it’s a lush and scenic land, dotted with castles and filled with small towns with pubs on every corner. There’s so much that’s quintessentially Ireland in this region, but here are your best bets for a road trip tour […]

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September 27, 2012 by | 15 Comments

A Guide to Drinking Beer in Europe

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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

Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Dublin

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For their first stop, Team Europe left San Francisco behind and flew to Dublin, Ireland! There they spent four days exploring the sights in and around the city. Here’s a recap of their adventures.

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May 10, 2012 by | Comments Off on Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Dublin

Dublin on St Patrick’s Day? Maybe Not

What’s the best time of year to visit Dublin? It’s a common but always tricky question put to The Disillusioned Dubliner. The dry, not-too-crowded shoulder months of May and September are one possible answer; the celebratory, slow, two-week build up to Christmas also displays the city at its best. All in all not an easy […]

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March 11, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Dublin: Guinness Brewery Celebrates 250 Years

Arthur Guinness, he was one smart fella. Here’s what I know: Your man walks into a Dublin real estate office in 1759 (pre-global mortgage meltdown). He’s thirsty. He’s thirsty for something in the very way that John T. Coke and Thomas Daiquiri and Jane Champagne and Abraham L’Emonaide were once thirsty, years before their eponymous […]

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May 26, 2009 by | 1 Comment

The Disillusioned Dubliner: Saved by a Culchie Woman

Last Saturday — a cold, dark, late-autumn afternoon here in Dublin — Katie Lincoln (who doesn’t have enough interest in Premier League soccer to actually hate it) suddenly nudged me on the sofa. Mid-game of course. “Let’s go for a walk.” Five words usually guaranteed to bring out the childish bugbear in old Disillusioned. But […]

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December 6, 2007 by | 3 Comments