Maggie and Joe
Hello friends and family! The only thing more exciting than seeing you all at our wedding celebration is taking our first overseas vacation together. Baggage carousels, left side road rage, pint after pint after pint of Guinness... what could possibly go wrong?! Seriously, we're really looking forward to our trip and we promise to send lots of photos, and maybe even bring back some expensive and tasteful fridge magnets as gifts.Waterford, Ireland Dublin, Ireland Belfast, United Kingdom Cork, Ireland Doolin, Ireland
Since most nights we'll likely be in a tiny pub gorging on shepherd's pie and colcannon (look it up), we thought we'd start off our trip with a slightly fancier dinner at one of Dublin's four Miche...
Yes, we want to ease into our vacation by spending the first night in a fancy hotel, but this is Ireland, so only a hotel where we might run into Bono will do!
Ancestral seat of the 2nd Earl of Pembroke Richard de Clare, known as "Strongbow" who in 1195 invented the first cheap can of hard cider to be sold in six-packs.
After years of drinking at bars in NYC with green awnings named "Blarney Stone" or "Blarney Rock" it's time to see the real thing. Placing our lips on something with that much accumulated saliva mi...
If the London Whale can lose $2 billion of investors' money, I think we'd better keep a close watch on what his counterparts across the Celtic Sea are up to.
Apparently one strangely beautiful side effect of The Troubles was to leave a legacy of murals painted all over the walls of Belfast, most easily viewed by taxi tour. Amazing when you think that D...
Obviously we'll be taking this tour prior to the Guinness tour. Liquor before beer, you're in the clear, as the saying goes.
No less an Irish poet than Jason Statham called hurling "a cross between hockey and murder." Obviously this merits closer inspection.
Lonely Planet emphasizes the importance of seeing a traditional Irish music performance. Shame they didn't say anything about concert halls, since obviously sitting in a cozy corner of a pub by a ...
Golf may be a good walk spoiled, but it may also be a good honeymoon saved. Joe gets the chance to play a historic and scenically beautiful course, and Maggie gets the chance to pretend she marrie...
Day spas may not have been invented in Ireland, but surely they were imported by wives of golf nuts to keep the murder rate down after twenty minutes of him describing his round in detail. While J...
I'm sure the sheep will be respectful of the fact that American tourists are already having a hard enough time driving on the left and reading maps marked in kilometers instead of miles, and polite...