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!
Horseback Riding in County Clare at Castlefergus Riding Stables | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 64
Get off the plane in Shannon and you can be horseback riding in County Clare in under 30 minutes! Jody is joined by Sarah O’Brien of Castlefergus Riding Stables in today’s podcast.
I don’t claim to be a Disney aficionado; I’ve been to Walt Disney World twice in my life – once was for a foodie tour, the other we camped at Fort Wilderness. Those trips showed me that Disney is in the business of providing magical experiences.
A few years ago I began noticing Adventures by Disney; trips around the world with the magic of Disney. When I saw the Adventures by Disney Ireland vacation, I had to look a bit deeper.
Below you’ll find a breakdown of the Adventures by Disney Ireland Vacation side-by-side with a DIY experience. Please note that I have never experienced an Adventures
From this small airport on the edge of the Atlantic, you can step back in time to the days of feudal lords, stand atop towering sea cliffs, and even explore aviation history.
Because there is so very much to see and do, I’ve arranged a few itineraries to help you make the most of your 24 hours in Shannon, Ireland.
Planning to visit Ireland in 2019? Ireland travel tips you need to make your vacation a success.
When planning a trip to Ireland Temple Bar in Dublin is usually near the top of the list of places to visit in the capital city. But do you know where to find Temple Bar? Or how the area was named? Martin Harte, CEO of the Temple Bar Company joins me on the Traveling in Ireland Podcast.