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.
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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.
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
If you are considering giving a trip to Ireland as a gift, then you definitely want to listen to these Ireland vacation package tips! On this podcast, Jody answers frequently asked questions about this subject and offers tips for purchasing the best Ireland vacation package for you.
If you have a daring knight or a darling princess- or just really, really love castles!- this is the Ireland itinerary for you!
The itinerary includes 7 nights in Ireland (yes, there are a few castles to sleep in along the way!) with easy options to extend your trip up to 14 days!
This year’s “See the World” series is getting close to the finish line. This week we are heading to Westport, County Mayo, Ireland with one of the foremost experts in family travel to Ireland, Jody of Ireland Family Vacations! Come see her favorite family friendly things to do in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.
A falconry experience with Adare County Pursuits at Adare Manor in County Limerick, Ireland, is a bit more than your typical Hawk Walk. You can get up close with birds of prey- including owls, falcons, hawks, and eagles.
Trying your hand at falconry in Ireland ranks high on the list of activities in many Ireland vacation itineraries. And there are quite a few amazing places to try falconry in Ireland. But one of the most unique experiences we had took place at Adare Manor in County Limerick with Willie Forde, owner of Adare Country Pursuits.
Fungi is a wild Bottlenose Dolphin who has made his home in Dingle Harbour for over 32 years. There are plenty of thoughts on where Fungi came from and why he chose to stay in the waters near Dingle. It is said that he arrived with another dolphin, possibly a mate, who did not survive the storm that is believed to have brought them to Dingle harbour seeking safety.
Along the western shore of Ireland, where the Atlantic Ocean crashes against the rugged coastline, you will find the longest sign-posted driving route in Europe. The Wild Atlantic Way winds through 1500 miles of Ireland’s most rugged terrain; skirting mountains, hugging the sea-side cliffs, and passing through areas of incredible history.
To fully explore the Wild Atlantic Way- and do it well- would take months. Since few of us have that much vacation time, use these recommendations- one for each county along the route- as a starting point for your own Ireland itinerary.