Jody Halsted is a freelance writer with a mad passion for Ireland, her RV, and 'off the beaten path' travel.
Choosing the first European country to explore as a family can be daunting. You want to visit someplace that will offer culture, but also fun activities for the kids. You want to be able to explore on your own, but not have to translate everything you read before you can decide which way to turn. And while cities may have museums and architecture, you also want open spaces and stunning views.
These are the reasons many families choose Ireland as their first European destination. A land of magic and mystery, history and hauntings, faeries and friendly people, with no (ok, very little) language barrier.
In other words, Ireland is a perfect destination for families!