Steph Chastain on Couple vs. Family Travel | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 44
Jody is talking with fellow travel blogger, Steph Chastain from InfiniteIreland.com about the differences between traveling as a couple and traveling as family with kids.
It’s a location that appears at the top of every ‘Best Hotels in Ireland’ list – the Ashford Estate in Cong, Ireland. Whether it’s Ashford Castle topping the ‘Best Castle Hotels in Ireland’ list or The Lodge at Ashford Castle making the ‘Top 10 Hotels in Ireland’ list, there is no doubt that a stay on the Ashford Estate in County Mayo is a terrific addition to an Ireland itinerary.
Jody is talking about Ireland’s sunny Southeast in this episode. Join her and guest speaker John Purcell, owner of Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours and Bike Hire as they discuss the Waterford Greenway.
With so many National Parks to choose from in the United States, how do you know which ones are best suited for a family trip… I asked fellow travellers to share their experiences visiting some of the best national parks with kids.
Glacier National Park contribution by Jody Halsted
Get off the tourist trail and into the heart of the country with Ireland’s newest tourism initiative. Jody is joined by Triona O’Mahoney, Destination and Marketing Manager for The Munster Vales.
It’s inevitable. You arrive at your campsite, set up camp, and only after you’ve settled in do you realize that camping would be more comfortable/ easier/ less frustrating if you had brought along a specific piece of camping gear.
It happens to all of us! I’ve been camping for a long time in every way imaginable and have discovered these 7 pieces of camping gear are essential to avoid frustration and have an amazing camping trip.
The following list of camping gear is not meant to be a camping...
You’ve planned everything. You know where you’re staying, how you’re getting around and even have a rough idea – if not a complete itinerary – of what you want to see. Now it’s time to work on what to pack for Ireland! Use this 3 week checklist to prepare for- and count down to- your amazing Ireland vacation!
TEXAS, Grapevine with Kids: When traveling to or through North Texas, the obvious choice for your stay may seem the bright-lights big city of Dallas. But through our years of navigating the sprawl of the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, my family has found a favored base in the nearby historic city of Grapevine.
Through our years of camping- whether in a tent, cabin, camper, or RV – I’ve found that there are 5 things you really must have to be prepared for camping in the rain.
Updated for 2018
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 started noticing the 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.
When you think of camping gear you probably think of things like sleeping bags, cast iron pans, and hot dog roasting sticks. But your most important gear, by far, is your camping trip planner. The best system I’ve found is to use a Bullet Journal to plan a camping trip.
Tent camping is an amazing family activity! Fresh air! Explorations! Cooking over fire! Dirt, sticks & rocks!!! But it’s an activity that also takes a little practice to get perfect. We’ve been camping quite a bit and these 5 family camping tips will help you make your first camping adventures less hassle – and maybe make camping your favorite vacation getaway!
Being named the Christmas Capital of Texas is not a designation taken lightly by the city of Grapevine. From mid-November until the New Year, over 1400 events are hosted city-wide, drawing more than one million people to create magical memories with family and friends in this Dallas suburb during the holidays. You don’t want to miss a Grapevine Christmas!
Christmas is Bigger in Texas
With as much road tripping as we do, Doug and I had always said we wanted to buy an RV. Nothing could be better, we imagined, than a small rolling house on wheels. No stopping for bathroom breaks every hour! Make your meals while you cruise down the highway! No more single night hotel stays!
Before making such a big investment based solely on what we thought, we chose a Class C