Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher – Ireland Day 3

I’m finally back at the Ireland and U.K. trip posts! Hopefully, I’ll have them all posted within the next month. The AirBnB (read more about it here) included breakfast. Our host had a spread of yogurt, toast, fruit, etc. There was a German couple staying in the other room of the AirBnB. We were able to enjoy a great conversation over breakfast with them.They’ve been to Ireland several times and seemed to really enjoy it. We were off to Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher. They were on their way to Ring of Kerry and that area. He, I don’t …

Wicklow Mountains and Cork – Ireland Day 2

Day 1 | More on the full trip Morning Walk Eric and I woke up early so that we could walk to the car rental office and grab breakfast on the way. Most places don’t open until 8:30 am or later. At least that’s what kept showing while searching Yelp. So we just decided to go out and we’d find a place while walking around Dublin. Breakfast We took the tram (Luas) from Fatima station to Jervis station. And we only ended up walking a couple of blocks when we found Mochaland Cafe. They had a sign outside advertising a …

10 Tips For Renting A Car in Ireland

Before we left for our trip I did some research about driving and renting a car in Ireland. I found it rather comforting to know what I was getting myself into before leaving on the trip. I’ve included a few of the things I discovered before our trip and several things that I found out from experience. Tip #1: Insurance & Card Cards One feature of my travel credit card is that they take responsibility for rental car insurance. Once we got to Ireland we found out that it is one of the very few countries that is excluded from …

A Day In Dublin

Back in July Eric and I went to Ireland and the U.K., something we had been planning for a couple of years. Honestly, it was a trip that I had wanted to go on my entire life. We started off by driving 14 hours to his parents house in New Jersey. It was several hundreds of dollars cheaper for us to fly out of JFK than it would have if we had flown out of Charlotte, plus it’s always nice to see his parents. 🙂 The next morning I discovered that my hiking boots had gotten left behind. So Eric’s …

Ireland & the U.K. 2016

Another thing off of my list of 30 things to do before I turn 30. Over the next few weeks I’m going to go through my entire trip through Ireland & the U.K., as well as give lots of great travel tips along the way. We started off our trip by driving up to New Jersey and getting a flight out of JFK the next day. After that we spent three days in Ireland, four in Scotland, one in Wales and finally four in England. It was a magically trip and I’m hoping to go back to Scotland in the …