Jody Halsted

Jody Halsted

Writer, Ireland Expert & RV owner

Jody Halsted is a freelance writer with a mad passion for Ireland, her RV, and 'off the beaten path' travel.

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Camping in Ireland at Top of the Rock in West Clare - YouTube

Camping in Ireland is getting easier for foreign travelers thanks to places like Top of the Rock Pod Pairc & Walking Centre. In the heart of West Cork, Top of the Rock is perfectly situated for outdoor family adventures- from hill walking and cycling to kayaking and whale watching.

Enjoy this chat (recorded live on Blab) with David and Elizabeth Ross, owners of this unique lodging. Learn about their pods, the many activities in West Cork, and what makes their pod pairc & walking centre so unique.

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A Fireside Chat with Maurice Walsh at the Original Durty Nelly's in Bunratty, Ireland

The Original Durty Nelly's has been welcoming travelers through its doors for nearly 400 years. Grab a pint and enjoy my chat with manager Maurice Walsh as we discuss Irish food, traveling in Ireland, and the craic you'll find at Durty Nelly's.

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Doolin Hostel : Affordable, Comfortable Lodging in Western Ireland - YouTube

A fireside chat with Anthony Mohoney, owner of the Doolin Hostel. Anthony's background in hospitality management includes 4 and 5 star hotels, so when he and his wife Dierdre decided to purchase the family business - western Ireland's first hostel- the Doolin Hostel, he made some changes and is re-defining what hosteling in Ireland is all about.

Our short chat includes why hosteling in Ireland is a great alternative for families, what you can expect at Doolin Hostel, a few of the great adventure activities you'll find in the area, and three of the best things about Doolin.

To read more about staying at Doolin Hostel, check out this article at Ireland Family Vacations:

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VIDEO Packing Cubes vs Space Bags : Which is Better

As a rather frequent traveler, I have used both packing cubes and space bags. But I wanted to see which worked better. So I packed the same items into the same suitcase using packing cubes, then space bags, as well as a mixture of both.


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