Ireland is the ultimate road trip destination. It is a country full of so much history and natural beauty. And the best way to see all this beauty is to rent a car and just drive. We happen to think one of Ireland’s most beautiful drives is the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is a 111 mile coastal road that goes around the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland. Technically it is not a ring but a horseshoe shape although some people start their Ring of Kerry journey in Killarney and make it a full circle. It is beautiful because you get to see a really rugged and beautiful coastal Ireland. This is the Ireland that the guide books gush about.
If you are looking for day trip ideas from Dublin, then look no further than Glendalough. It literally means valley of the two lakes and is located in Ireland’s County Wicklow. It is just south of Dublin and combined with a drive through the Wicklow Mountains it is the perfect day trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin city life.
Sligo is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Located in the North West of the country it also forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way. If you are looking for an authentic Irish experience ditch the tourist traps and get yourself to Sligo. Not convinced? Here we provide you with reasons to pack your bags and visit Sligo right now. Continue Reading
If you are wanting to visit an Irish town with less hustle and bustle than Dublin or Cork then you must visit Kilkenny. It is a picturesque city with quaint narrow lanes and some incredible pubs. We spent 24 hours in the city and these are our thoughts.
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland each year on the 17th of March. It’s an important national holiday in Ireland which is now celebrated in several countries around the world. But there is only one place to get that authentic Irish experience and that is of course by spending it in the Emerald Isle itself. Here are our top reasons why you need to spend at least one St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Continue Reading
Sometimes in this day and age it’s easy to forget how hard it is to travel. We look at these perfectly edited photos on Instagram and everything looks easy and fun. What you don’t see is the stress, the preparation (or sometimes lack of preparation), and the awkward situations along the way. The most important thing though it to learn from these mistakes or at the very least learn to laugh at them. We have compiled a list of our biggest travel faux pas and what we have learnt from them. Feel free to add your own in the comments section. Continue Reading
Last summer we took a road trip around Ireland with the aim to see as much of the country as possible with the limited time we had. Ireland is the perfect place to do a road trip, even if some of the roads are narrow and, you have to wait a good 10 minutes to let a farmer and his cattle cross to the other side. Here is our itinerary for our time in Ireland. Continue Reading