I'm often asked “What is the best time of year to go to Ireland?”- and my answer is always, “Whenever you can go!” And that includes visiting Ireland in January!
Yes, even the darkest, coldest time of the year is a good time to visit Ireland! Not only will you find lower costs on everything from airfare to accommodations, but you'll also find fewer tourists at Ireland's most popular sites.
Jody welcomes returning guest Paula Carroll, Director of Sales and Marketing for Ashford Castle. 80 years of hospitality + an incredible offer for guests in 2019!
I don't know about you, but a camping trip is one time when I really don't feel like I have to present myself in a certain way- whether that is as a professional, a wife, or a mom. I can be relaxed and minimal, focused on fun and family.
That said, I'm not an ‘all natural' kind of gal.
I pack a few beauty products to bring camping to protect my skin when we are exploring the great outdoors, but also to look nice if we happen to head into a nearby town for dinner or a grocery run.
Jody is taking to the Atlantic waves again! Join her conversation about surfing in Ireland with Ben Bennett, owner of Ben's Surf Clinic in Lahinch, County Clare.
Recorded live at Randaddy's on the promenade in Lahinch, County Clare, Ireland.
My first stay at what is now the Doolin Inn was back in October 2014, before Halloween.
At the time the property was the Doolin Hostel, a charming budget accommodation as perfect for backpackers as it was for families.
When I returned in 2016 the wee village of Doolin had become one of the most popular spots along the Wild Atlantic Way. And the hostel was set for an evolution as well.
In 2017 the Doolin Hostel became the Doolin Inn, a charming boutique hotel in the centre of Doolin.
In today’s podcast Jody’s guest Joan Hamilton of Doolin2Aran Ferries takes you across the Atlantic waves to the Aran Islands, three islands off the coast of counties Galway and Clare where the old Irish ways are still very much in evidence.
If you plan to pick up your rental car in Dublin city centre you need these tips + 3 ways to collect a rental car when you leave Dublin.
Spring break travel doesn’t have to break your budget. Camping for Spring Break is an economical and fun way to get out of town, enjoy some new scenery, good weather and fresh air.
Temple Bar TradFest Tips with Francesca from Roots Music Rambler | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 67
Join Jody as she reminisces about Temple Bar TradFest with Francesca Mazurkiewicz of Roots Music Rambler. Hear about stand-out TradFest performers, tips to keep in mind as you plan your trip, and a few places in Dublin you shouldn’t miss when you visit.
Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music. TradFest features musical artists who keep traditional Irish and Celtic music alive, while also welcoming international musicians from the folk, nu-folk, country, and rock & roll genres.
I had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Temple Bar TradFest for my 2019 visit and, as I begin preparing for my return in 2020 (with friends in tow), I wanted to share these tips I took away from my experience.
As my daughters get older and find their own interests, activities, and life outside my orbit, I’ve been trying to focus more on my relationship with my husband.
Too often it is easy to let life roll along, day in and day out, a kiss goodbye in the morning, a brief chat over dinner, but nothing that really brings us together sans kids.
Recently I had a business trip to Chicago for a tourism event. As Doug had just finished a large project for a client and would be able to work remotely for a few days, I convinced him to join me on the excursion to explore Chicago à deux.
Is anyone else experiencing cabin fever? It’s been a long, dark, cold winter and it’s time to start planning for a warm getaway!
If you’re ready to pack up the camper and head someplace where the sun shines and layers aren’t required (unless we’re talking sunscreen), have a look at these spring break RV trips.
Jody chats with award winning restaurateur Anthony Gray about County Sligo’s amazing sights, activities and food.
Join Jody as she chats with Karen Nixon, owner of Vintage Tea Tours, a Dublin afternoon tea… with a difference!