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Next Stop: Ireland & Scotland
We're Josiah & Gina, and ever since we returned from France & Spain in 2009, we've been dreaming of our next trip. Itching to travel again, we have Ireland & Scotland on our mind.

We're not sure when this trip (with our tiny little Aveline!) will happen; but until then, join us here as we dream, research, plan and share inspiration for our visit to Ireland and Scotland.

Ireland With Kids

RPSI ‘Best of Both’ Rail Tour (by bbusschots)

Irish Fireside: Q & A: Train Travel in Ireland

RPSI ‘Best of Both’ Rail Tour (by bbusschots)

Irish Fireside: Q & A: Train Travel in Ireland

georgiegirlnyc:

Spotted at Dublin Airport: Baby changing room and a room to sort your dog out.  

georgiegirlnyc:

Spotted at Dublin Airport: Baby changing room and a room to sort your dog out.  

sunsurfer:

The Dark Hedges, Antrim, Ireland
photo by klarens via lorirocks

sunsurfer:

The Dark Hedges, Antrim, Ireland

photo by klarens via lorirocks

Avoca (by Ivo83)
Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland

Avoca (by Ivo83)

Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland

“An hour’s drive from Glasgow, The Lodge was originally built in 1864, and occupies a truly spectacular position on the banks of Loch Goil.
For a deliciously lazy afternoon, couples can relax in the stunning Tree House with the Lodge’s famous afternoon tea and gaze at the boats passing by with the wood-burning stove adding extra warmth on chillier days.”
 -The Lodge on Loch Goil

An hour’s drive from Glasgow, The Lodge was originally built in 1864, and occupies a truly spectacular position on the banks of Loch Goil.

For a deliciously lazy afternoon, couples can relax in the stunning Tree House with the Lodge’s famous afternoon tea and gaze at the boats passing by with the wood-burning stove adding extra warmth on chillier days.”

-The Lodge on Loch Goil

The Green Door (by A guy called John)
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland

The Green Door (by A guy called John)

Kinsale, Cork, Ireland

vintage travel poster via webexpedition

vintage travel poster via webexpedition

I haven’t included any of the obvious travel sites where you can read a hundred inconsistent hotel reviews/become even more paranoid about bedbugs, and I’m also not including tourism sites, weather forecasters, or news outlets—you’ve got them covered. These are just a few handy, new, or less-traveled virtual resources to help you get a real grip on your visit to Dublin.
It’s hard to sum up this glorious capital in a few words, but the late Scottish poet Alan Bold does it well. Edinburgh truly is an experience. There aren’t just tartan tat, bagpipes and jimmy hats on offer (although you’ll find all of that in abundance); Edinburgh houses unique boutiques, indie outlets and an incredible variety of coffee shops and eateries, as well as a mind-boggling assortment of things to do and see. Museums and galleries are nestled beside skate-smart hangouts and shops where the staff are dressed like pirates. Independent shops pepper the golden medieval old town, whilst chic cocktail bars lurk beneath the lofty heights of the Georgian houses on George Street. Below you’ll hopefully find not only some suggestions to spark your interest in this inspiring capital but also an overall sense of this festive city.

Journey with Jessica: Taking on Dublin

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I think it’s only logical that I write about a city that has produced some of the most famed writers in history (James Joyce, anyone?). In a word: SPECTACULAR.

I think Dublin is a perfect solo destination, not only because the city is tiny and people are beyond friendly, but because everyone…

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Journey with Jessica: (Mostly) Free Activities: Dublin

journeywithjessica:

When traveling on a budget, you don’t have endless amounts of cash to be throwing around on activities and amusement. Finding free (or really cheap) things to do can be a challenge, but I can name a few…

1. Walking tours seem totally lame. But a free New Dublin Tour walks you to most major sites…

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everything-celtic:

“Eilean Donan Castle”

everything-celtic:

“Eilean Donan Castle”

Emily's Guide to Dublin's City Centre Dublin, Ireland | Apartment Therapy New York

Most “neighborhoods” on the north side of Dublin, where I’ve been living with my husband for the last couple years, are too tiny to have many stores or specialty shops. They usually have just a convenience store, maybe a fish and chips counter and a bank, so you have to go into the City Centre to get the good stuff! Here are some of my favorites!