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Are you dreaming of exploring the enchanting landscapes and rich history of Ireland?


With over 22 years of Ireland travel experiences of all types – solo, couple, family, multigenerational, and group travel – Traveling in Ireland aims to ensure that your Ireland vacation is nothing short of exceptional.

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Traveling in Ireland offers a variety of resources to ensure your Ireland vacation is seamless and stress-free.

Are you ready to begin creating your unforgettable Ireland vacation with all the resources here at Traveling in Ireland! Let's get started!

Meet Jody Halsted

Atop O'Brien's Tower as the sun sets. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. Ireland travel tips | Ireland vacation | IrelandFamilyVacations.com

I remember my first trip to Ireland in 2002. I landed at Shannon Airport, jittery from excitement (and lack of sleep), and ready to discover this magical country.

I was traveling solo. I had a rental car, a book of B&Bs, and a map. It was November, and back then you could ‘wing it', finding great places to stay nightly.

I remember how welcoming the B&B owners were, how they guided my trip, calling ahead and making reservations for my next B&B and pointing me on my way.

I remember Dingle being a small, quaint village with little tourism and the Cliffs of Moher when you could walk out on the limestone ledge and look over the edge down the cliff face. It was a magical, life changing trip.

Even today, over 20 years later, I am still just as excited every time I visit Ireland. I know I will meet new, friendly people, learn something I didn't know before, and bring home even more incredible advice to share on everything from accommodations and attractions to amazing dining and ‘hidden' spots.

Planning a trip can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to a destination as diverse as Ireland. I know what it's like to be a visitor and want to experience as much as possible but, after 20 years of splitting my time between the US and Ireland, I also know how to find those ‘only in Ireland' experiences without needing to spend hours each day in a car.

I specialize in crafting personalized itineraries and providing expert guidance that perfectly aligns with your budget, interests, and vacation goals. Whether you're seeking a luxurious escape or an authentic adventure, I am here to provide you with insider tips, local knowledge, and recommendations that will make your journey seamless and unforgettable.

No matter if you're finding inspiration in my free itineraries and podcast or hiring my personalized services, my goal remains the same: to help make your Ireland vacation as memorable and magical as possible.


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We just returned from our two week vacation in Ireland. I used your vacation planner and listened to many hours of your podcasts. I also utilized a couple of your itineraries. 
We had a great self-drive vacation and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Your resources were very helpful. I wanted to thank you for all your tips and insights. Our trip would not have been as fantastic as it was without your help.
Amazing. I was planning a trip for my family of eight, plus our future son-in-law, and I stumbled on Jody while I was looking for a chauffeur service, so I reached out just to ask a few questions. Five or six sessions over a few months and we were set to go. Jody is very knowledgeable, yet very humble in her delivery. She’s also not afraid to make recommendations. I can’t express how helpful she was in the planning and execution of our trip. Don’t hesitate to reach out to her.
I cannot say enough good things about our customized itinerary designed by Jody! My husband and I were set to attend a wedding in Ireland but wanted to add on vacation time (a two-week trip total). We sort of knew what kinds of things we wanted to do but didn’t know where to go or how to plan them. After meeting with us a few times via video chat and through email communication, Jody put together the most amazing itinerary! One of the biggest benefits we found of having a customized itinerary is that it made the most efficient use of our time every day. We packed A LOT into our two week visit to Ireland. Jody really knows Ireland well and was able to recommend lesser-known places (but equally as interesting) in addition to the well-known tourist spots. I highly recommend! Definitely money well spent!