A Day Trip Traveling Across Southern Ireland

Blarney Castle

We took a day to get acquainted with the south of Ireland, exploring County Tipperary and County Cork. Check out this day tour to Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel, and Cahir Castle!  Continue reading

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7 Free Things to Do in Dublin

Dublin Castle

Dublin, Ireland doesn’t have to be an expensive city to visit. The twisting, winding streets of the city centre are easily walkable, so you don’t have to spend a lot on transportation, and there are plenty of ways to explore the city for free. Here are seven free things to do in Dublin so you can save all your money for a pint or two at the pub:  Continue reading

1 Day of Sightseeing in Dublin

Temple Bar

I just can’t stay away from Ireland! There’s no denying that Ireland is my favorite place to visit. When planning out our trip, it was so hard to pick a place to go in Ireland because I want to go everywhere, but I only had time for showing Kevin the highlights, so of course we started with Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. Here’s our one-day itinerary:  Continue reading

Nicknaming Dublin Statues

Oscar Wilde Statue

Do you know the Dubliner names for the statues around town? During my recent trip to Dublin, our city tour guide mentioned the humorous nicknames people have given the city’s statues over the years, and he promised to regale us with their nicknaming tales later on in the tour, but he never did. Since I was my own family’s designated tour guide, the burden fell on me to find the nicknames of the statues we came across. So in case your tour guide didn’t tell you, here are some of Dublin’s most famous, raunchily nicknamed statues: Continue reading

8 Things to See and Do In Dublin

Dublin Castle

The Republic of Ireland‘s capital city, Dublin is steeped in rich culture and history. Around every twist and turn of the city’s narrow streets is something new to discover. Even with this being my third trip to Dublin, I’ve still found new things to do while also visiting some of the classic tourist destinations: Continue reading

Traveling 4,000 Miles for College Football

Georgia Tech Football in Ireland

For years I’ve been trying to get my family to go to Ireland, ever since our first trip to London in 2012. I love Ireland, it’s one of my favorite places, but I am not enough to convince my family to take a trip to Ireland. But college football is. Besides being the weirdest reason to tell people you’re going on vacation for (“You’re going to Ireland for American football?”), the trip came with plenty of perks. Continue reading