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Former churches turned into bars

Historic churches are already some of the most gorgeous structures in the world. Recently, a select few have been turned into something even more beautiful — bars. Don’t worry, it’s not sacrilegious. These churches have been deconsecrated, so they’re simply regular buildings with stunning architectural designs at this point. The conversion is a win-win for both the churches and the bars. Official estimates list the number of church closures at around 4,000 a year, and new tenets are keeping ...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Church, US, New Orleans, Dublin, Denver, Pittsburgh, All, Gulf, Cincinnati, Taft, DUBLIN Ireland, Cincinnati Ohio, Nellie


Things to do in Dublin Ireland

If you are lucky enough to visit Ireland, you are most likely going to start in Dublin. Here are our recommendations for the top things to do in Dublin taken from our four different visits to one of our favorite cities on earth. Things to do in Dublin Updated: March 2019 Dublin is the nation's capital city and […] Read the original post Things to do in Dublin Ireland on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Cities, Ireland, Dublin, Guinness, Tours, DUBLIN Ireland, St Patrick's Day


What are the Celtic nations

Celtic tribes once occupied much of mainland Europe, stretching as far east as modern-day Turkey. Over time, invaders forced the Celts west, and today, there are only six Celtic nations in the world clustered around western Europe, specifically parts of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Ireland, and Brittany in France. Some argue that Galicia in northwestern Spain is the seventh Celtic nation as its Celtic heritage is evident to this day, but the six official nations are determined by the ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Bbc, Unesco, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Galicia, United Kingdom, Celtic


The proper way to drink Guinness

The Guinness brewery opened in Dublin, Ireland, in 1759. Since then, it’s become one of the most ubiquitous beers worldwide. With that popularity and ease of access comes a lot of mythology. We determined fact from fiction with studies and the help of Heather McReynolds, a social media correspondent with Guinness. She’s spent 10 years in the beer industry, from head brewer at The Cannon Brew Pub in Columbus, Georgia, to brewing manager at Sixpoint Brewing in Brooklyn, New York, to her current...
Tags: Travel, England, United States, Ireland, Npr, Dublin, Guinness, All, Lee, Brooklyn New York, DUBLIN Ireland, William Lee, University of Huddersfield, Columbus Georgia, McReynolds, Sixpoint Brewing


St. Patrick’s Day parades in the US

Admittedly, it’s fun to get out and slosh yourself silly in green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. And in some cities — like Chicago, New York, and Boston — you’ll find millions of people who agree with you crowding the streets for the rowdiest St. Paddy’s parties of the year. The problem, of course, is that most of those people had Guinness for breakfast too, so by parade time things can get a little… sloppy. There are, however, smaller destinations around the country with celebrations that are ju...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Boston, US, America, Chicago, Buffalo Bills, Rochester, Dublin, All, El Paso, Atlantic Ocean, Wendy, West Palm Beach, West Texas, Sunshine State


Hiking the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage

For out-of-towners , Ireland is usually summed up as the land of Guinness, craic, and cable-knit sweaters — a description that ignores many of the greatest aspect of the country, including hiking. As an outdoors destination, Ireland is totally underrated. The Camino may hog the spotlight when it comes to European pilgrimage routes, but make no mistake: A hike up Croagh Patrick is just as spiritual and the views just as spectacular. While the distance is much shorter than the Camino, the Croagh...
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Dublin, Westport, Malta, Galway, Pilgrimage, All, Mountain Rescue, Campbell, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick, Wild Atlantic Way, St Patrick, Achill Island, Saint Patrick


Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto


10 Common Family Travel Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

We’re in full trip planning mode right now. In just a few days we will be traveling to Ireland for the first time. This trip will also be the first time Connor, our youngest, will cross the Atlantic and set foot on European soil. He’s 2.5 years old right now, which is not an ideal age to take a long haul flight, so we’re crossing our fingers everything goes smoothly. We’ve been mapping out our Ireland road trip and firming up the 2 week itinerary. We want to limit the number of unexpected surpr...
Tags: Travel, Home, Europe, Mexico, Netflix, Atlantic, New Brunswick, Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, Ryanair, Glasgow, Vancouver, Connor, Dublin, Travel Tips


Norwegian Air St. Patrick’s Day sale

If you can’t make it to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day, know that there’s still a chance for you to soak up the holiday’s aftermath. Norwegian Air is celebrating the holiday by offering cheap one-way fares to the Republic of Ireland’s three major airports — Shannon, Cork, and Dublin — for travel from March 30 to June 23. The sale only applies to travelers flying out of New York’s Stewart International Airport and Rhode Island’s T.F. Green International Airport. Fares are available for as low as...
Tags: Travel, New York, US, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, Air, Dublin, Rhode Island, Cork, All, Providence, Shannon, St Patrick, Stewart International Airport, Flight Deals, Norwegian Air


Beautiful Day trips from Dublin

From historic houses to wilderness, magnificent gardens, James Joyce and even a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, Dublin has plenty of thoroughly good day trips hiding among the cockles in her Molly Malone basket. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Unesco, Dublin, James Joyce, Western Europe, Molly Malone


Understanding Ireland: Music from Cara Dillon, Cherish the Ladies, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Ireland’s stories are often told through song and tune. Learn about that on three recordings,from artists who know Ireland with different perspectives and from different landscapes. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh grew up learning the flute and putting that learning into practice in the west part of Kerry, a county which is itself in the west of Ireland. She also learned songs from tradition bearers of...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories The Easter Rising: Ireland and HistoryIreland,...
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Northern Ireland, World Music, Dublin, Kerry, Europe Travel, Kerry Projects, Songwriters, Cara Dillon, Seamus Heaney, St Patricks Day, Irish music, Ireland travel, Cherish the Ladies, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh


Mummy’s head stolen from church

Grave robbing might sound like a crime from a bygone era, but apparently it’s still alive and well. On Monday, police discovered that the head of a mummified Crusader was stolen from the crypt of a church in Dublin, Ireland. The mummified body of a nun who died 300 years ago, as well as a section of the crypt containing the bodies of William Rowan Hamilton’s family were also badly damaged. “The Crusader,” St. Michan’s church’s most famous mummified occupant, was 800 years old, and was clearl...
Tags: Travel, New York Times, Dublin, Mummies, All, DUBLIN Ireland, William Rowan Hamilton, St Michan, David Pierpoint


The Easter Rising: Ireland and History

On Easter Monday in 1916, there was a rising in Dublin, an uprising of Irish men and women against the rule of the English crown. In many ways and for many reasons, it was a failure. In many ways and for many reasons, it changed the course of — and certainly the stories about — the history of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world, as well. The staff at the National...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Ireland, Poetry, Story: Seamus Heaney Listen Now Again ...
Tags: Travel, Ireland, United Kingdom, Dublin, Seamus Heaney


Best places for solo female travel

As much as we love travel, there’s no denying it can be tough. That goes double for solo travelers. And double that for solo female travelers. Going it alone can make a trip that much more enriching and empowering, encourage you to take risks and make new friends along the way, but choosing the right first adventure is crucial to ensure solo travel doesn’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth. For women, no matter how fearless, that probably means picking someplace safer than most, at least mod...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Israel, Tel Aviv, Ireland, Santiago, Chile, New Zealand, Denmark, South America, Michelin, Dublin, Copenhagen, Kerry, Costa Rica


Best hikes by big cities in Europe,

Europe’s top cities all have some things in common: landmarks recognized the world over, food worth cooping up on a flight for, and some sort of beer or wine culture come to mind. But it’s a special few that have all that and spectacular hiking within or just outside of city limits. Luckily for anyone who likes to break up museum visits and diet-defying meals with cardio and bird’s-eye views, these seven European metropolises make it easy to add hiking to your itinerary. Here’s the best trek ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Sweden, Greece, Athens, Croatia, Edinburgh, Dublin, Pluto, Heracles, Zurich, Stockholm, Oslo, All, Arthur, Edinburgh Scotland


Best destinations for LGBTQ weddings

So far, 29 countries in the world have legalized same-sex marriage — with two more (Costa Rica and Taiwan) preparing to do the same. And just as numerous countries around the world have become increasingly more progressive in the previous years, so have wedding destinations normally frequented by heterosexual couples. From typical beach destinations like Mexico to the more underground ventures like Iceland, there are more places than ever open to giving you and your partner an unforgettable w...
Tags: Travel, Garden, Europe, Greece, Mexico, Boston, America, Spain, Barcelona, Taiwan, Canada, New Brunswick, Ireland, Italy, Manchester, New Zealand


Touring the Prohibition Museum in Savannah, Georgia

When you think of the first English settlements in the USA, you think of Jamestown and Williamsburg, but the one that really thrived and became a true city is Savannah, Georgia. Since Savannah was around from almost the beginning and stayed a city all that time, it has been through every bright and dark time in American history, including the sad experiment where it became illegal to drink...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Touring the Prohibition Museum in Savannah, Georgia -...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Georgia, History, Museums, Booze, Dublin, Us Travel, Weirdness, Liquor, Savannah, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Seamus Heaney, Savannah Georgia, American South


The best places to travel in March

March, for many, is the best month of the year. It’s the month when the perpetual freeze of winter moves away, slowly making room for sunshine, flowers, and all that happy stuff you dream about when snow’s literally blocking your front door. It’s also the month that brings us spring break, spring training, and festivals with burning statues, throwing paint, and Aussies jumping in a river. And then there’s that holiday on the 17th where everybody is suddenly Irish and nobody goes back to work ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Australia, California, Washington, Virginia, India, Angels, America, Qatar, Nepal, Idaho, Arizona, Cambodia, Royals


Northern Ireland begins countdown to The Open with special film

Royal Portrush Holywood's Tim McKibbin had a starring role in a stunning promotional video for Tourism Northern Ireland that was unveiled at Titanic Belfast as the countdown begins to the 148th Open Golf Championship at Royal Portrush in July. The specially commissioned film, “We’ve Come a Long Way”, was premiered at a celebration attended by almost 400 guests that included Peter...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Tourism, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Dublin, Peter Alliss, McKibbin, Royal Portrush, Max Faulkner, Michael McHale, Portrush Holywood, Tim McKibbin, Paula Matthew


Salamanca: The Spanish Oxford

When people think of Spain they picture sun, sea and the costas. In some it evokes thoughts of drinking cheap sangria before hitting dodgy resort nightclubs in complete inebriation. For many, the Iberian Peninsula calls to mind paella and flamenco. In other words, Spain has been typecast into an Andalucian caricature, but if you travel inland to the cities of Castille you’ll find an...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Salamanca: The Spanish Oxford - EnclosureIreland, Poetry, St...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Dublin, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Jennifer Projects, Seamus Heaney, Iberian Peninsula, Castille, Salamanca, Castilla Y Leon


Parisian of the Month: Liv Monaghan

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Parisian of the Month and happy to start off the New Year with an interview with Liv Monaghan, a singer and songwriter with a fresh, unique style.   Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born and grew up in Cork city in Ireland. I went to university in Dublin. When and why did you move to Paris? I moved to Paris in 2012 to pursue a post graduate program in Theatre design (my background is in theatre design) at the Ecole...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Ireland, Paris, Amy Winehouse, Dublin, Joni Mitchell, Montmartre, Julie Andrews, Duke Ellington, LIV, Judy Collins, Bill Frisell, Maria Callas, Limerick Ireland


Facebook, Google and Twitter told to do more to fight fake news ahead of European elections

A first batch of monthly progress reports from tech giants and advertising companies on what they’re doing to help fight online disinformation have been published by the European Commission. Platforms including Facebook, Google and Twitter signed up to a voluntary EU code of practice on the issue last year. The first reports cover measures taken by platforms up to December 31, 2018. The implementation reports are intended to detail progress towards the goal of putting the squeeze on disinform...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Advertising Tech, Singapore, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Eu, European Union, Law Enforcement, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Software


Seeing Dublin on Two Feet

Seeing Dublin, Ireland on two feet is the best way to view the city. Enjoy all the city has to offer, from pubs to history and much more.
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Dublin, Destinations, DUBLIN Ireland


Ireland, Poetry, Story: Seamus Heaney Listen Now Again in Dublin

Guidebooks, memoirs, biography, novels contemporary and historical — there are many ways to experience, reflect upon, and learn about travel through the written word. One of those ways is through poetry. Before you say ah, I don’t like poetry, or I don’t understand what poets do, or poetry is just not for me, wait a bit. There is an exhibit in Dublin about the life and work of one of...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Ireland, Poetry, Story: Seamus Heaney Listen Now Again in D...
Tags: Travel, Poetry, History, Ireland, Museums, Northern Ireland, Dublin, Writers, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kerry Projects, Seamus Heaney, Irish Poetry


Unlikely Food Destinations I Love to Visit

The other day I saw an article declaring how strange it was for a certain destination I love to actually have incredible food. I’d visited there several times and already knew how amazing the food scene is, but I was surprised that they were surprised. The fact is, that some cities, regions and even entire countries have terrible reputations when it comes to the culinary scene. Usually, although I admit not always, these reputations aren’t fair, especially in 2019. In the last 15 years or so, n...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, England, Germany, India, US, Colombia, Unesco, Munich, Atlantic, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Manchester, Northern Ireland


Singer Azealia Banks Goes on Tirade After Being Banned From Aer Lingus

She was attempting to fly from London Gatwick to Dublin aboard Aer Lingus flight EI233 on Monday. She says an airline employee was starting at her, but the employee complained to the captain claiming Banks made threats. Ultimately she says being "singled out by the haggard old white ladies" keeps happening to her -- she was caught on video melting down after a Delta flight in 2015 - because of "the long weave and the Louboutins" and she stands out. Continue reading Singer Azealia Banks Goes on ...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Banks, Aer Lingus, Delta, Dublin, London Gatwick


Martin Luther King Jr. assassination

Americans, we’re much better with pop music than history. Which is why the line in U2’s “Pride” that goes, “Shot rings out in the Memphis sky,” is how a lot of people remember where Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the American Civil Rights movement, was tragically gunned down in 1968. That’s because most of us don’t really care where it happened. To most Americans, Memphis conjures up images of the neon lights of Beale Street, smoky barbecue, and dirty blues. In the American collective con...
Tags: Travel, Bono, Milwaukee, Memphis Grizzlies, America, Mlk, Nba, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Knox, Buffalo, Dublin, Nicaragua, Johnson, Cleveland, Memphis


Russell's links love affair in full swing

Conor Russell, Head Professional, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links They say that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life and that's undoubtedly true of Conor Russell as he prepares to celebrate two years as Head Professional at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.A native of Blackrock, just outside Dundalk, the 41-year old Louth man is loving every minut...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Dublin, Kerry, Galway, Blackrock, Douglas, St Andrews, Sutton, Russell, Dundalk


How many home exchanges did you do last year?

The following article was sent in to us by Marguerite, a long time member and experienced home swapper. Marguerite describes her home swap experiences during the last year and looks forward to many more swaps during 2019.  "This morning someone asked me 'how many home exchanges did you do last year?'. So I counted, and, to my surprise, the number was eight! Eight home swaps in 2018, starting with Dublin in early Spring, and ending in Suffolk in December. Rome, France, Pembrokeshire, Cornwall...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Best, Cornwall, Dublin, Jack, Suffolk, North Wales, Marguerite, La Rochelle, View Marguerite, Harrogate Yorkshire Swap, Rome France Pembrokeshire Cornwall North Wales, Mithraic Temple, Walbrook Street Rome


Wow Air launches $49 fares, their cheapest flights ever to Europe

Attention Cheapos! 2019 is getting off to a good start with the latest fare announcement from Wow Air. Starting today, you can book a flight to Europe for only $49. If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on a trip to Iceland, Ireland, London, Germany, or Belgium, now is the time to go. These flights are sure to sell out fast, so we’ve put together the details on how to get this amazing deal before they’re gone. How to score a $49 flight To find this rock bottom fare, you need to book from cert...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Boston, US, Belgium, Airlines, Dublin, Iceland, Reykjavik, Wow Air, Budget Flights, Dailycheapo, Rek, Flash Travel Deals, Iceland Ireland London Germany



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