MONTANA, Glacier National Park with Kids – One does not arrive at Glacier National Park by chance, a side trip on the way to another destination. For most visitors the park is a multi-day drive or rail trip, or- at the minimum- a few hours flight followed by a few more hours of driving from all but the very closest airport.
The most important factor to your vacation success is to begin planning early (6 months to a year depending on your lodging preferences) and have, at least, a general itinerary to make the most of your vacation to Glacier National park with kids. Here’s how I recommend you
The Burren in County Clare, famous for its barrenness, is one of the most unique places in Ireland. Its limestone terrain, hardy vegetation, and rugged animals, both wild and domestic, mark the contrasts of the area. Bare stone gives way to open grazing land. Towering limestone cliffs drop abruptly into the ocean. And beauty appears out of nowhere.
It’s easy to spend 2-3 days (or more!) exploring everything the Burren has to offer! Choose a few of these highlights to create your perfect Burren itinerary!
Jody talks to Laura Hamm of Traverse Journeys about her small group guided tour of Ireland – and why this is the only group tour Jody is actually recommending.
Be sure to refer to the show notes for a special, exclusive offer for Ireland Family Vacations readers and listeners for the tour in May!
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Unlike many castles hotels in Ireland, Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal doesn’t offer a plethora of estate activities.
And that’s not a bad thing. Our stay at this Donegal castle hotel was peaceful and unrushed. In fact, it was likely the most relaxing 2 days I’ve ever experienced in Ireland.
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.