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5 Green Hotels that Lure Families

If you're into responsible tourism - and who isn't these days? - check into ecolodges and green hotels in the Caribbean, Central and South America and even in the US, where families can have fun while...

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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

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SIDEKICK Pro Is The Must-Have Bag For All Hitting The Slopes

The SIDEKICK Pro can easily hold all of your skiing gear as you glide down the mountain this season.Transpack debuted its newest addition to the Pro-series of carry-all ski/snowboard-boot backpacks...

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How to Drink Wine in the Backroads of Montpellier

Rent a car.  Bring friends, Irish ones. Forget the Sat Nav and get lost.  In the beginning you will all enjoy the sun and the beach, especially Biarritz. In Spain you will lose your patience, especially...

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You Had Me At Palak Paneer Chaap…?

I know that most people leave Ireland craving Shepard's Pie or Lamb Stew, but my last meal happened to be the best Indian food that the old picky Ifer would never have tried.  My addiction to Indian...

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Forget Trick or Treating Just Dance all Night Instead!

About two months ago my friend, Paul, told me about the line up for HARD Haunted Mansion.  I was still in Ireland and had already missed out on seeing Soulwax...

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Cuckoo’s Nest Comes to Cork

One night, I was in Cork City picking up a friend from work.  Her boyfriend was telling me about The Everyman Palace, the theatre across from her office. One night,...

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Attack of the Flies: Tales from the Farm

So, when I first met my boyfriend, Alistair, we were both studying at University College Cork, in Ireland, of course.  Every now and then, I would go home with him on the weekends for a nice relaxing...

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Camping along the French Atlantic Coast: Biarritz

After a very disappointing start to our road trip, which included a pit stop in a La Rochelle truck stop for some much needed shut eye and then a waste of €100 at six o'clock in the morning for the...

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Things to Consider on a European Road Trip

I've just returned from a road trip through France and Spain with four of my Irish friends.  We booked cheap Ryanair flights from Dublin to Nantes, rented a car, and took off for the 'Murphy's Law'...

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Flip Flop Graveyard: La Tomatina

Outside of Valencia, this small village known as Bunol hosts something equivalent to Glastonbury, minus the music and, instead of mud, everyone is flinging tomato-bits. La...

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Instant ChapStick: A Few Thoughts on Take Away Food

The golden arches have taken over the globe, but in Ireland, Mickey D's, or Mack-ie Dee´s as they say over here, has some competition with the local chipper. Chipper? Beside...

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When the Races Get Ritzy

It’s no surprise that Ireland indulges in what many consider ‘vice’ in the States. There are pubs on every corner, typically beside a bookies.

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Crepes, Fromage and Escargot: A Quick Visit to Paris

One of the best parts about living in Europe is the travel perks.  What a simple New York to Washington D.C. or Los Angeles to San Francisco flight would be for east and west coasters was my simple...

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Discover Toulouse: “The Other Paris…”

...well, actually there is no other city like Paris. But now that I’ve got your attention, here is a brief spiel about southern France’s secret little treasure that is a great place to visit. And...

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Dreaming of Exotic Islands: Puerto Rico

One of my dreams has always been to travel to an exotic island. I thought Puerto Rico would be an ideal place. A commonwealth country of the U.S., I pictured...

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Soccer Team’s Goal: Brazil

My soccer  team, made up of twelve mostly 13-year olds, two coaches, and me, went to Brazil in the beginning of summer 1997. We thought after winning two big tournaments and coming in first place in...

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