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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Road Warrior

If you love the open road and want to drive cross country, it quite convenient when driving your own car.  If this is not an option, just remember a few tips when renting a car; research and learn the traffic laws (driving on the correct side of the road), master a round-a-bout, and learn to…

Training Yourself

After getting off a plane and wanting to be ground-level for a while, taking a train is a worry-free choice.  There are many different types of train services that include high-speed, continent-wide, local, trams and subway/metro.  The choice of rail line to use all depends on the destination.  Going cross-country, and wanting to see some…

Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

County Tipperary If you’re looking for a scenic drive from Dublin down to Cork, take your time and go through County Tipperary.  The county is in the Munster province, southwest of Dublin, east of Limerick and northeast of Cork.  There are many Celtic and medieval ruins that surround the vast landscape of mountains, rivers, lakes…

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…