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Finding the Real Vikings in Ireland and Copenhagen, Denmark

Back when I was in elementary school we were taught that ducking under our desks would save us from an atom bomb and that Christopher Columbus discovered America. It wasn’t until Mr. Excitement and I visited Ireland and Denmark that I learned the real Vikings (not the Minnesota football team) sailed across the north Atlantic …

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Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road in Ireland

Even for accomplished drivers (which I’m not), driving on the “wrong” side can be a challenge. During a trip to Ireland, we somehow missed the memo about the stress of driving on the “wrong” side. Of course, which side is the “wrong” side depends on where you’re from. My husband, Mr. Excitement, and I are …

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Driving the Ring of Kerry, an Ireland Road Trip

One of the most popular Ireland road trips is driving the Ring of Kerry, a loop road following the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula in the extreme southwest of the Republic of Ireland. THE ROAD ON IRELAND’S RING OF KERRY Many parts of the Ring of Kerry road are narrow, windy (both kinds of windy), …

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8 Foolproof Ways to Ruin a Family Vacation

Family vacation always sound good…but the reality is sometimes different. Stacey Gustafson shares her family’s trip to Ireland. Check out Stacey’s blog, and her book, Are You Kidding Me? This summer in Ireland, I discovered that there are at least 8 easy ways to ruin a family vacation. Some things may be just a minor …

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