Thursday, September 28, 2017


Yup, it's another trip and we are leaving tomorrow!

This will be a different kind of trip for Linda and I. Shorter than most and more (and less) planned than most too.

We will be travelling with another couple and that's partly the reason for the different parameters. They can't be away as long and prefer to know where they are going and budget for it. Linda and I are more likely to go longer and plan only a place to touch down when we get to another country and more or less wing it the rest of the way. That's ok though, so 10 days of pre-booked stuff is the way it goes this time.

Tomorrow this time we will (should) be on the flight to Dublin. We have 4 days there with a planned (but not booked) side trip to Belfast and other sites in Northern Ireland. After that we will have a rental car for several days around the south and west of Ireland, with stops near Wexford and Tralee.

Accommodations will be all AirBNB. We've never used them before but it did seem to be the most economical way to handle the 4 of us. Using the rental car too allows us to get around without buying 4 train or bus tickets. We will see how the driving on the wrong side of the road goes!

Highlights we hope to see are of course some of the usual, like Guinness, The Giant's Causeway, The Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher. Numerous castles and monasteries and maybe a few distilleries might be in the plans too!

So, this is the preliminary post. We will see how much time I have for more later. 

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