Top 5 scenic drives in Ireland

Top 5 scenic drives in Ireland

Ireland can boast of astounding natural beauties that are much more accessible than you might think at the first glace. Green hills and craggy cliffs are never too far from a road that is just perfect for driving, so naturally, if you like driving, then one of the best sightseeing activities for you is to go on a long drive filled with eye-candy. Getting from one quaint city to another, or exploring the wonders of the Irish countryside is best accomplished if you're behind the wheel. So fill... [ read more ]

A guide to solo travel in Ireland

A guide to solo travel in Ireland

Traveling alone is never easy, but almost always rewarding. You might feel lonely, even bored sometimes and there's no one to help you out when you're in pinch, but on the other hand it is a great way to learn that you can rely on yourself and to build not only character, but also new friendships. And if you're going to travel solo, then Ireland is not a bad choice. The country is beautiful and you will never find yourself without something to do or visit, and it is also quite a safe place i... [ read more ]

A short guide to the Aran Islands

A short guide to the Aran Islands

Ireland the island is surrounded by scores of other tiny islands, some inhabited and some not, but all of them undeniably beautiful. Some islands are the home of particular traditions and cultural customs which cannot be found on the main island, and which have become representative of the small island communities. Other islands have become known for their historical relics, or the manufacture of precious local goods. The Aran islands, a small archipelago off the coast of County Galway, embo... [ read more ]

Dublin on a budget

Dublin on a budget

Ireland is often regarded as a rather expensive country, and while there might be some noticeable price differences between Ireland and other countries in Europe, that does by no means mean that you cannot visit Ireland on a budget. Dublin, the Irish capital, is particularly infamous for being tough on the wallet, but as with other destinations, if you choose wisely where you stay and where you shop, you can save quite a lot of money. Having great craic in the Irish capital for little money is n... [ read more ]

A backpacker's guide to Ireland

A backpacker’s guide to Ireland

Ireland's not big on the map, but once you get there it will seem much bigger. The large expanses of open countryside, scenic coasts and the occasional small village, quaint town and lively city are just what the intrepid backpacker needs. One day you could be having a pint in a crowded pub in a hip city, and the next you could be roaming the wilderness of a remote island. The phenomenal thing about Ireland is that you can have an amazing number of different experiences despite the country's sma... [ read more ]

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Take a look at a satellite image of Ireland, and you'll see a patch of green crisscrossed by tendrils of blue, surrounded by seas and oceans. The blue lines, the rivers of Ireland, are quite a few, and where there's a river, there's a walk to be made on its banks. River walks are popular in Ireland, especially along rivers that cut through a town or city, and they offer a welcome respite from the traffic and crowds (not that these are especially bad in Ireland). Several of the major cities i... [ read more ]