Shannon Airport Tips for Arrival and Departure- It’s #EasierFromShannon!

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When I say that I spent less than an hour -total- in Shannon Airport between my arrival and departure I am not exaggerating. In fact, my longest wait for anything in the airport was the queue for our rental car – and that was only about 10 minutes! Now, to be fair, we did visit […]

Ireland Travel Tip : Mix and Match Your Lodging for Great Experiences and Variety

Ireland Travel Tip : Lodging Options

When planning your Ireland family vacation it’s very easy to fall into what I call a ‘lodging rut’. To put it simply, a ‘lodging rut’ is when you think that your trip can have only one type of lodging, be it hotel, B&B, or self catering cottage. Depending on the length of your trip, your […]

Packing for Ireland : Space Bags vs Packing Cubes

Packing Tip : Fill Your Boots

It’s fair to say I do quite a bit of packing for travel. And, while I tend toward over-packing (especially when we are driving to destinations), I do try to keep my packing for Ireland a bit lighter. Our most recent trip, however, had a mix of activities – from outdoor pursuits which required warm gear, […]

Ireland Itinerary Planning: Find Fun at the Lough

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When you’re planning your Ireland vacation it can be very, very tempting to stick to the rugged coastlines or the activity in some of the larger tourist areas. Ireland Itinerary Planning Tip: Find Fun at the Lough For hundreds of years the loughs (or lakes) of Ireland have provided safety and sustenance, been home to ancient […]