WiFi Is Weak In Castles & Strong at the Cliffs (Countryside, Day 2)

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This morning I woke, well-rested for the first time since I arrived. After running down the street to connect to WiFi (the B&B WiFi was still down), I returned to a full Irish breakfast. Patrick, the B&B owner, did an amazing job with the breakfast spread. All in all, my stay there was great. He […]

It's all Backwards & Beautiful, Driving the Irish Countryside, Day 1

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Today I left the hotel early to go to Avis Car Rental to pick up my rental car. I decided to take a taxi because I didn’t want to carry my heavy backpack and tote to the LUAS (above-groud subway).  After retrieving my rental car, I set out on the road…only to almost get in […]

Pre-Arrival Lessons Learned On My 1st Solo Trip

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Before I even arrived in Dublin, I learned so much about flying that I hadn’t known before.  1. A Backpacking Backpack is an essential.  For this trip I decided to bring only a carry-on which included my burlap, military-style backpack. I figured it would be easier to carry around rather than a rolling suitcase. I […]