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?
There are so many places to see in Northern Ireland, and it can be difficult to narrow things down when you are limited on time. Up next in our "What to do, Where to eat?" series, we bring you a few of our favorites from Belfast! What to do: Titanic Museum - 1 Olympic Way, … Continue reading Belfast: What to do, Where to eat?
Up next in our "What to do, Where to eat" posts is what immediately felt like my "home away from home", Edinburgh, Scotland! Our trip in 2016 had us in Edinburgh for 4 days and we enjoyed our time so much that we increased our time in Edinburgh on the tail end of our trip … Continue reading Edinburgh: What to do, where to eat!
When traveling on a budget, or a short time-frame, it can be difficult to narrow down what you can fit into your limitations. In an attempt to see as much of Ireland as we could, we split our time between several cities, giving us only 4 days in Galway. Places to eat: The Pie Maker … Continue reading 4 Days in Galway: Where to eat & what to see!
For those of us who are compelled to write, it may seem that sitting down at our computer to hash out a few thousand words a day is an easy feat. However, anyone who feels the draw of the page can tell you, myself included, that no matter how beautifully you string together words, there … Continue reading Vagabond Authors: Finding time to write!
Traveling to countries where you don't speak the local language can be intimidating and a little bit scary. I find it is often tempting for travelers to stick to locations where their own native tongue is the common language. While this certainly makes traveling easier, it greatly limits your options for destinations. As a native … Continue reading Travel & Language: Overcoming the Barrier
Travel, at times, seems to be the deciding factor in the longevity of a friendship or relationship. (This seems especially true when women travel together for some reason.) While it can be a challenge, it doesn't have to end just short of killing your companions and tossing them to the wolves, never to circle around … Continue reading Dodging Bullets: Travel without hating each other