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Discover travel destinations through the voices and stories of locals who live there and travelers who have been there, along with practical advice to help you plan your next vacation

Discover travel destinations through the voices and stories of locals who live there and travelers who have been there, along with practical advice to help you plan your next vacation
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Discover travel destinations through the voices and stories of locals who live there and travelers who have been there, along with practical advice to help you plan your next vacation






Take a Bike Ride in National Park, Ireland Vacation Idea

Do you ever do bike tours or rent a bike to get around when you are on your vacation? We do! And here's a virtual experience piece and advice for renting a bike and cycling in Killarney National Park in Ireland. You'll learn about the two most popular biking routes in Killarney National Park (paired with map images below) and can then imagine yourself as part of a ride, at a pitstop conversation that happened along the cross lines of a lake shore, a view of Innisfallen island, a large lime...


Experience the Belfast Political Taxi Tour, Peace Wall, Northern Ireland travel podcast

Are you planning a trip to Ireland and wondering about visiting areas of Northern Ireland and the city of Belfast? With a storied and troubled past, coupled with beautiful scenery and a hopeful bright future of continued peace, this is a unique place and moment in time for visitors to experience and learn about Northern Ireland. This travel podcast episode gives you a taste of that. It is virtual experience from part of a political tour in Belfast that recalls both the troubled past from a...


The Mitchell Family on Vacation in Ireland, Making the Most of Teenage Years

Meet the Mitchell family from Chatanooga, Tennessee who has made a priority the past two years to explore the world together and seems to be having a great time doing so. During their kids' teenage years, the Mitchell's decided to spend the most of their time together as a family by not going on vacation to the same place twice. That decision led them to some amazing school break vacations, seeing about 10 different countries in the first two years. You get to meet the Mitchells at a stop...


My First Trip to Guatemala with Tristanne Edrina, Women Travel Podcast

This is a ‘before and after’ story about travel transformation. It is about overcoming worry and fear while catching the travel bug. In this travel podcast episode, you will hear the story of Tristanne Edrina, who wanted to travel and explore the world. Despite the well-meaning worry advice from family and friends, she overcame her own fears and booked the trip. With Guatemala in Central America as Tristanne's “first adult passport stamp”, she shares her three favorite travel experiences...


Value Family Travel Experiences Over Things -Women Travel - w Laura Hoffman and Cindy Loe

You don't need to quit your job if you want to travel the world. Some people choose to do this, but you don't have to. It is possible to keep prioritize having world travel experiences in life while also having a career and family responsibilities. We're not saying it is easy, but it could be possible. Hear travel stories from women world travelers Laura Hoffman and Cindy Loe as they share things they've done to prioritize keeping travel in their busy lives and how shared family travel...


Great Ireland Vacation Experiences w/Cindy of One Perfect Day In Travel

Are you looking for great vacation experiences in Ireland? If yes, then this is an episode for you! We sit down to chat and compare our '3 Best Experiences' from Ireland vacations along with Cindy Loe of the One Perfect Day In Travel (guide books, travel blog and a travel podcast). It was hard to limit to just three experiences, so there are some extras thrown in here.... Ireland vacation experiences include visiting ancient Ireland sites, taking a boat ride around the Eye of Ireland in a...


Remarkable: Allie Sherlock 12 Year Old Street Musician from Cork Ireland

You've gotta hear this.... the music and voice of a remarkable 12 year old girl Allie Sherlock from Cork Ireland who once turned down the opportunity to fly to New York to be on the Ellen Degeneres show. Allie is a petite powerhouse with a huge smile and rich voice who is captivating people all across Ireland. Allie is a busker, she performs on the streets of Ireland in both Dublin and Cork singing her heart out for the love of music and to sell CDs of her music. This podcast shares both a...


3 Opinions on Cork Ireland, the Rebel County vs Dublin, & if Tourists Should Visit

So, what’s up with Cork? Is Cork the capital of Ireland? Is it the Rebel County? The Republic of Cork? Why do Cork and Dublin have a rivalry? Should visitors include Cork in their Ireland vacation plans? What is there to do in Cork and why visit? When travel podcast host Laura planned her Ireland vacation, she included Cork but did not have activities planned other than a kayak tour. When asking about Cork from other visitors a common response was ‘Why are you going to Cork? What will you...


Travel Can Change Your Life w Rachel Hill Solo Female Travel

Happy New Year from the Amidlife Traveler podcast! This episode is for anyone who has travel as a New Year Resolution…. or anyone who is interested in travelling and explore the world, but could use a little motivation or inspiration. Today’s episode is about taking the courageous steps to make your life what you want it to be, and how travel can be a path to self-discovery and empowerment. And if you don’t have already a new year resolution to travel, perhaps this will be your catalyst...


Remembering Gaelic in Scotland's Modern Culture

Hear a Scotsman share about Scottish culture and Scottish Gaelic translation. More specifically about the historic divide and differences between mainland Scotland culture and history knowledge and the more remote Scottish Highland and Hebrides Islands where things like Scottish Gaelic language has remained woven into daily life and regional culture. This travel podcast episode is a is a rare treat that combines a personal story and also a brief audio lesson in Scottish Gaelic translation....


The TripAdvisor Effect: Can we trust reviews & are Scotland's Fairy Pools fake?

The TripAdvisor Effects: Should we trust all online reviews we read? And are the famous Fairy Pools in Scotland a made up story from tour guides? TripAdvisor has been in the news this week with breaking story across media sites about how one London man managed to get his garden shed listed on TripAdvisor as a restaurant then through a series of fake photos and reviews earned the coveted #1 ranking for best restaurant in London. If you haven’t heard the story, there are four articles below...


Craft Beer Killarney Ireland 7 Trending Breweries

The craft beer movement is growing in Ireland, and tourist destination Killarney is not exception. Hear Killarney local Patrick McGrath talk about the craft brewing trend in Ireland, and notable craft breweries around Killarney area. Irish craft breweries mentioned in this episode; Torc Brewing, Killarney Brewing, 9 White Deer, Dingle Brewing Company, 8 Degrees Brewing, Cronin Cider and Stonewall cider. Show notes and links for additional information on our website at...


No Guinness? Blasphemy! Ireland Bar Replaces Guinness w/Local Craft Beer, Killarney Stout

Guinness, the iconic beer brand of Ireland, faces serious competition as local microbreweries are popping up in Ireland to bring a variety of new craft beers to for locals and tourists to enjoy. Listen to the story of the Lane Café Bar in Killarney Ireland and their bold move to replace the Guinness tap handle with locally brewed Killarney Stout instead. Told by local Irishmen Patrick and Steven, you’ll hear about the decision to make the change and what happened afterwards with some...


4 Days in Killarney Ireland + Gap of Dunloe

Attention vacation planners! If Ireland is on your vacation list, then check out this episode which describes the top 'must see & do' day tour from Killarney Ireland (spoiler alert, it's the Gap of Dunloe), plus ideas for a recommended 4 day itinerary in Ireland using Killarney as your home base. As a follow to the history and perspective on Killarney that Allan O'Connor described in our last episode, this time you get to hear Allan's advice for vacation planning in and around the...


Why Go To Killarney Ireland? 3 Observations.

Are you planning a trip to Ireland? If yes, do your plans include Killarney? If not, you might be missing out.


Why Ireland Loves American Tourist + Are the Irish Nosy or Just Friendly?

So many American's today can either relate to, or wonder about, their Irish heritage. What does that mean? We're proud of something that we may not even understand. AND.... that goes both ways. The Irish people love it when American's of Irish descent visit Ireland, explore their roots... and just take a moment to say hello. Why? Because maybe we're connected, that's why. Or, maybe the Irish are just nosy. Either way, with the ease of flying between the US and Ireland then why not go...


10 minute Ireland? A preview of 25 Irish storytellers.

Ireland... the land of storytellers, beauty, charm... and flat out fun. Will you learn everything about Ireland in 10 minutes? No. But will you get a taste of it? Yes. This episode kicks off our Ireland storyteller series, with a short 10 minute preview to the next 25+ episodes in our Ireland series where we will share Ireland travel planning tips and you can discover the warmth of the country through the welcoming voices and stories of locals who live there and travelers who have been...


Experience the Killarney Ghost Tour w/ DB OConnor, Ireland

Is Killarney Ireland haunted? Maybe. Is Ireland full of Celtic history? Definitely. A place rich with myth and legend, Ireland's stories (and ghosts?) continue on through generations. Listen to DB O'Connor (a seanchai -traditional Gaelic for keeper of old lore) as he explains the (original) Killarney Ghost Tour experience. Looking to read the full story/show notes and get links Killarney Ghost Tour website and their TripAdvisor reviews? Click the link below....


Edinburgh; The Most Haunted City in the World? + Ghosts, Whiskey & Travel w/Get Your Guide

Did you know Edinburgh is one of the most haunted cities in the world? Neither did we. Hear about this gem, plus get the inside scoop on the ultimate vacation plan tool: Get Your Guide (GYG). Barely known to US travelers (but big in Europe!) GYG is a treasure chest of things to do worldwide from big attractions to small local authentic tours... like ghost tours, and whiskey tours, brewery tours, food tours, history tours, beach tours, hiking tours, walking tours....and on.


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