Make a Trip to Tipp- The Best of County Tipperary, Ireland for Families

Before traveling to Ireland, everyone was quick to tell us about the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney National Park, but there was little said about County Tipperary.  What we found in Tipperary, Ireland was historical attractions, breathtaking vistas, and so many friendly locals!  County Tipperary is a great destination for families.  When it comes to things to do, we only hit the tip of the iceberg.  Here’s a rundown of the best things to do in County Tipperary with kids.  …

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One Delightful Day on the Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Drive

The Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive were a slice of quintessential Ireland.  We drove on a beach, held baby sheep, walked among ancient churches and visited Star Wars filming locations.  Yes, we packed a lot into one day on the Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive – and we left with our hearts full of wonderful family memories.  Here’s how we conquered the Dingle Peninsula in one day. My first tidbit of advice is- Start your day early!  If …

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One day itinerary for the Ring of Kerry & Skellig Ring

It’s hard to believe that we almost nixed the Ring of Kerry from our itinerary.  Traveling in Ireland for a week, I was getting worn down of our late nights and busy mornings.  But Mr. Yoder convinced me that we’d come so far and shouldn’t miss something we really wanted to see.  I’m so glad we decided to venture to the Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring.  We had an unforgettable day with unbelievable Irish weather – plenty of sunshine and …

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Ireland with kids: Best playgrounds along the tourist trail

Ireland is a kid-friendly country to visit with the family!  From scenic vistas to historic castles, there is something to inspire children of all ages.  However, kids can only handle so much sightseeing and so we filled our trip with plenty of time at playgrounds.  Here are suggestions of which playgrounds of Ireland you’ll won’t want to miss! Playgrounds of Ireland Kilkenny Kilkenny Castle Park is exactly where you would expect- Kilkenny!  Thanks to Jody from Ireland Family Vacations for …

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Our 10-day Ireland road trip budget

I’m finally ready to break down what we spent on our trip to Ireland!  I know that everyone is curious about the cost of traveling in Ireland and especially how they could travel to Ireland on a budget.  I’m here to tell you that it can be done. Here’s how much we spent in each category.  All prices are in US Dollars after conversion. Flights: $0  One of the reasons we were able to take this trip is that we …

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‘Hygge’ and the Allure of Scandinavia – 6 cities you’ll want to visit

Today I have my dear friend Richelle Z. sharing about her love and knowledge of Scandinavia.  Richelle is from the Midwest (she was my R.A. in college!), but is now living and working in the UK.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.  Thanks so much, Richelle! ____________________________________________________________ The idea of ‘hygge’ has been everywhere these days (Google it- the results will surprise you!). You can read books about this Danish art of living, raise your children in accordance with this philosophy, cook …

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Off the Beaten Path in London

What to see after you’ve hit all the major tourist sites {I’m so excited to have Richelle back with us today.  Richelle is currently living in London and is totally in love with her city.  Here she shares with us some great trips for our 2nd or 3rd trip to London.  I can’t wait to check out some of these parks and museums on my next trip.  Thanks so much, Richelle.} London is a city of endless possibility. It’s the world’s …

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A long weekend in Denmark in 10 photos (part 2)

Hi everyone!  I’m back with photos 6 through 10 of Richelle’s trip to Denmark.  You can check out Part 1 here.       6. Copenhagen also has a Changing of the Guard Ceremony (just like London!), and it’s pretty neat.  You can actually get pretty close to the Guards as they walk aroung the Amalienborg plaza, unlike the guards at Buckingham Palace in London, who are restricted behind the palace gates.   7. It wouldn’t be a proper trip …

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