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Not All Tours Are Created Equal

Tweet Many “independent” travelers are immediately turned off by the word tour. They picture large groups huddled around a tour guide with an umbrella or worse, a portable microphone, spouting out facts about whatever random attraction they’re standing in front of. They picture fanny packs and knee high socks and massive tour buses. The hear […]

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Favorite Travel Memories: Dublin

Tweet 1. The Brazen Head Pub, 2. Sammi and Lindsay with their empty Guinnesses and mine still half full It took me the whole day in Dublin to recover from my London New Years. An early morning Ryanair flight and an afternoon nap later, Sammi, Lindsay and I went downstairs at our hostel to read. A […]

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Favorite Travel Memories: Cork

Tweet It doesn’t take much to make a favorite travel memory in Ireland, but this one had nothing to do with Guinness or pubs (although I’ve got some of those too). My sister, her roommate and I were at the mid-trip fork in the road. I had hit London pretty hard in the first half for New […]

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Photo of the Day: Cork, Ireland

Tweet Ruins of a house atop Richmond Hill in Cork, Ireland A couple of things to discuss. 1. I realized that when I changed my domain name, I lost all my previous comments. This gives me major sads. So please comment it up! 2. My LinkWithin widget is showing posts that you can’t find because they are from […]

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Photo of the Day: Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Tweet Don’t fall off the Cliffs of Moher If you’ve read Joan at Charleston Daily Photo‘s blog for a while, you know her niece is part of the indie rock duo The Handsome Furs. Check out their adventures through Asia in this episode of their show Indie Asia on Tour with The Handsome Furs on CNN. It’s a really […]

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Photo of the Day: Temple Bar

Tweet I thought this picture captured Temple Bar completely: the iconic sign, talkative people, and energy.

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Ireland (January 2009)

TweetDublin 1-1-09 After a rough morning, we checked out of Palmer’s Lodge. We took the bus to Stansted Airport. We bought snacks to eat while we waited. It is the mid-trip lull, where you can’t imagine it being any longer, but you soon regain momentum. The Ryanair flight was short and we got there by 5:00. It took […]

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