July 3, 2016
How to Spend One Week in Dublin premium
Before my sisters and friends arrived for our road trip across Ireland, Sam and I had one week in Dublin. At first, I thought this would be too long, but once the wind started blowing and the rain started pouring, we were glad to have a few additional days to work around the weather. Our week in Dublin was very laid […]
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That Backpacker
June 27, 2016
Castles, Coastlines & Food: The Best Of County Donegal In Ireland premium
Each county in Ireland seems to have its own personality, its own way of doing things and of course experiences to enjoy. While driving along the Wild Atlantic Way I had the chance to visit County Donegal in northwestern Ireland. Known for dramatic coastlines and an ancient history, that’s actually what drew me to the […]
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Land Lopers
June 22, 2016
My Favorite Food Experiences in Ireland & Northern Ireland premium
Food is one of the most important aspects of travel – if not THE most important. Food teaches us a lot about a new place, it shares history, culture and traditions all in one meaningful bite. It’s the fastest way we can learn about any destination; a simple visit to the grocery store will reveal […]
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Land Lopers
June 17, 2016
Feeling The Luck Of The Irish In Aer Lingus Business Class premium
I hate turning right instead of left when I board a plane. As a luxury traveler, a part of me dies a little when I see the beautiful premium classes onboard a plane and I know that I won’t be enjoying them. Flying over to Ireland on Aer Lingus in Economy was fine, no complaints, […]
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Land Lopers
June 16, 2016
Belfast Black Cab Tour & The Complexities of Northern Ireland premium
There was a time in my life, not that very long ago to be honest, when the idea of visiting Belfast would never have crossed my mind. Growing up in the 1980s, I vividly remember the images on the Nightly News of what was called The Troubles, the decades of violence that rocked the country. […]
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Land Lopers
June 9, 2016
Surprising Myself: Falling in Love with Sligo, Ireland premium
I was tired when I left the Aer Lingus flight and while I was excited for the impending road trip around North West Ireland, I was not excited for the 3-hour drive it would take to get there. I’m not the best “wrong side of the car” driver under the best of circumstances, but add […]
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Land Lopers
February 1, 2016
Dublin, Ireland: Gluten & Wheat free guide premium
Venturing to a foreign place can be scary if you have allergies or sensitivities. One of my biggest challenges when traveling is avoiding wheat. One small taste of it and the rest of my day is miserable. When I traveled to Ireland, I found out that the Irish have the highest percentage of people with […]
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The Trekking Cat
February 1, 2016
Things to do in Dingle premium
Dingle is a small, yet charming town on the coast of Ireland facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is surrounded by absolutely breathtaking views of the water and mountains.     Although it does not offer the same activities as a larger town like Dublin, it is great for a quiet, cozy getaway with friends or […]
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The Trekking Cat
January 1, 2016
Guinness Storehouse Tour premium
One popular drink that Ireland is proudly known for is the GUINNESS! I am already missing that lovely, malty beverage as I write this post. For anyone who is interested in how Guinness is made, there is a museum/storehouse to check out in Dublin, Ireland known as the Guinness Storehouse.     The Guinness Storehouse […]
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The Trekking Cat

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