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Ireland is Our Land

It must have been the "Luck of the Irish" rubbing off on us when three generations of our clan set down at Dublin airport to sunny 70°F (21°C) weather... and it stayed that way for the entire week. That wasn't the only miracle. It was just as amazing that our family of six, ranging in age from 11 to 70, had managed to get here at all when the only common denominator amongst us was a desire to visit...

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Saving Euros on a European Adventure

Since summer is the most expensive time to visit Europe, we're sharing the euro-saving tips we learned from our own recent adventure. And, with the strong exchange rate, drop in tourism due to several factors, and bargains we've uncovered in our summer vacation roundup, you can find some good deals, too. Put them...

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5 European Locations for a Perfect Family Vacation

For some, traveling with a child throughout Europe can equate to a huge challenge; for others, it can be the journey of a lifetime. But to make a truly memorable time for every member of the family, it is worth planning a trip to a location which was already visited by travelers with children. These five sites were shared with us by the Travel Ticker team. Here you will have the...

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Dublin Deals: Ireland Getaways from $613 Including Air

It's time for Ireland. Great Value Vacations is offering a three-night “Dublin City Break” package with a starting rate of $613 per person for 3 nights, with 4 and 5-night packages also available. We like the Great Value Vacations rate based on two travelers sharing a room, because you can build...

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Radiohead at Dublin

About the most touristy thing to do in Ireland is visit a castle. Little did I know that most castle grounds double as concert venues.  For Dublin, that place is Malahide Castle. For me, the concert was Radiohead. When I was going through my little teen angst...

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Harry, Hogwarts and Halloween at Luxury Ireland Castle

We've just learned that this year, the Wizard School at Ashford Castle has a few packages available around Halloween! Who are we to say that Harry Potter is from the UK and that Hogwarts is in the English countryside, when this famous Irish castle celebrates the magic of the Harry Potter books?Ashforth Castle is set on 350 acres of County Mayo, on the shores...

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Hotels Offering Royal Pampering to Expecting Parents and Families

When Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement, the world rejoiced. In America and elsewhere, people wore their best dresses and hats and watched the ceremony live on TV. So when Kate announced her pregnancy, the world celebrated once again. Businesses throughout the UK also joined the festivities, with many luxury hotels riding the tide with pregnancy treatments, babymoon getaways...

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See Michael Jackson Costumes On Your Family Vacation

Michael Jackson's former costume designers Dennis Thompkins and Michael Bush have released an extensive collection of his wardrobe to Julien's Auctions for the international tour, Icons & Idols.   So even though we will never see the King of Pop perform live again, his rhinestone glove lives on and may be coming to a city near you!   Here's a...

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Ireland’s Dromoland Castle: Video Review

The little prince or princess in each of us would warm to a cup o’mead, an earl’s banquet, and some medieval entertainment, all at Bunratty Castle in Ireland’s County Clare.But to deeply satisfy your...

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