Tour it OR Wing it

If I took a poll of people who like taking travel tours versus winging it on their own, I bet it would turn out to be about 50/50.  Usually, you’re either a person who loves taking tours or you’re not.  There are pros and cons to each.  First, let’s define what a tour is and what…

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International Mobile Phone Use

Nowadays, almost everyone uses a mobile phone as a major source of communication.  We are all so used to being connected, that we forget about how not to be.  When traveling abroad, it’s always nice to disconnect, relax and go off the grid.  Sure, it sounds great, but we all know that you just have…

The Burren, Co. Clare and Co. Galway, Ireland

There’s nothing like driving through the Burren from Doolin on your way to Galway.  The Burren consists of a glaciated karst region in southwestern Ireland that stretches through County Clare and County Galway.  The Burren measures between 250 and 560 square kilometers.  One of the coolest landscapes is seeing the rock formations dip right into…