Packing the perfect carry-on may seem like a no brainer, but what you leave out is just as important as what you put in it. Minimizing weight will save your neck and shoulders, so the right items are more important than more items. The type of bag you choose is the first step to packing … Continue reading Less is More! : Packing a Carry-on
The great western coast of Ireland is where you will find the beautiful city of Galway. Filling your days with shopping, dining and sightseeing is an easy task. Take in the Lynch Memorial Window, Lynch Castle, The Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Eyre Square and stop for a bite to eat at The Pie … Continue reading Day Trippin’: Galway
If you are limited on time in the Scottish highlands, Inverness is a great spot to base yourself to explore the area. Find an affordable lodging option, Hostelworld and AirBnB are great places to start, settle in and take some day trips to explore! There are some great places to visit in Inverness which can … Continue reading Day Trippin’: Inverness
When traveling to a new location, it can be easier to station yourself in one central location and make day trips to the surrounding areas. This is one of my favorite things to do as it means I don't have to drag luggage from train to cab to airport to train every time I go … Continue reading Day Trippin’ : Edinburgh
There are many ways to see a city. You can grab a map or two and plot out your own plans. Where to go first, how to get there by foot, bus or train, check schedules and let adventure take you where it will. Or, you can book a guided tour that will handle the … Continue reading To Tour or Not to Tour?
Dietary restrictions can pose a whole new set of issues to consider when planning a trip. Especially when the trip you are planning might be to a country where you don't speak the native language. A language barrier can make an already tough spot a bit harder to navigate. As with any part of the … Continue reading Can I Eat Anything? : Dietary Restrictions
Purchasing a rail or metro pass. Is it really necessary? Well, that really depends on a few factors. Where are you traveling? Big city Rural town When are you traveling? Summer Autumn Spring Winter How long will you be abroad? How much walking are you comfortable with doing? Are you fine walking for miles around … Continue reading Getting Around: Do I need a Rail Pass?
If you aren't one for solo travel or aren't yet ready to take that leap, finding others to travel with you will be an enriching experience too! Finding that right person or people is the crucial first step and you should consider everyone's quirks and hangups when compiling your group. It can be a bit … Continue reading Birds of a Feather: Travel in Groups
If you've considered traveling alone then you know that there are many fears that creep into the mix. Will I be safe in my chosen destination? Will I enjoy spending so much time alone with few people to talk to? Can I afford to shoulder the cost of lodging, travel etc. on my own? What … Continue reading Going it alone?: Solo Travel
Dublin is a lively city with different cuisine and activity options. If you like traditional Irish foods, there are many choices for that. Likewise, if you are a history buff, you will find a wealth of options to fulfill this obsession as well! In our next installment for this series, we have outlined several of … Continue reading Dublin: What to do, Where to eat?