Here's How to Plan the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams

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Ireland - there's a reason why this small island nation is on everyone's travel list. It's gorgeously green, full of history and art and culture, and boasts world-renowned drink (Guinness, looking at you!) and delicious food. There's also the Irish people, known for their hospitality and kindness.

The Gap of Dunloe, Co Kerry, Ireland

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The Gap of Dunloe, Co Kerry, Ireland: in which we have an adventure, involving an early awakening, horses, mountains, rain, a boat ride, extreme rain, and great travel companions.

Abbey Island, Derrynane Beach, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

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It's almost a cliche, those photos of cemeteries and crosses in Ireland. I didn't know, until I  was there, how powerful these spaces are. And, it's like your camera has a mind of its own, and you end up with 500 photos from a single hour spent there, and still have time for quiet reflection and solitude.

28 Best Bookshops in Dublin

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I know you, dear wandering educators. I know you’re always on the lookout for bookshops while you travel (because, well, BOOKS).

All Along the Wild Atlantic Way with Aoife Scott

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 17, 2016 /
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Aoife Scott's debut album, Carry the Day, shows a songwriter and singer with a voice of distinctive character, an ear for good story, and the ability to bring these together in ways that draw the listener in, and invite repeated listenings.

All Along the Wild Atlantic Way with Aoife Scott

11 photos that capture the essence of rural Ireland

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Green. Cloudy. Ancient.

For me, those 3 adjectives describe rural Ireland and its history. With hidden beaches, impossibly green hills, and plenty of castles, Ireland is definitely one of my favorite travel destinations.

Last Christmas, my family and I explored Ireland. Even though we stayed in the cities of Dublin and Cork, we did a lot sightseeing on the coast and in rural areas, enjoying pub food and fish and chips in between each destination.

Ireland for Foodies

Quick! I say Irish food, you say???

If your mind jumps to the Irish breakfast or maybe fish & chips, I can’t say I blame you. Nor will I shudder at that because both are so. very. good.

Woodview Farmhouse Breakfast. Ireland for Foodies. From Ireland Family Vacations

#StudyAbroadBecause You Can Make a Country Your Home

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Tera Sabatino is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a History major with a concentration in 20th century history and will be starting nursing school in the fall. She notes, "after studying abroad, I caught the travel bug and would love to spend time being a travelling nurse." 

Tera Sabatino: #StudyAbroadBecause You Can Make a Country Your Home

Exploring the Music of Ireland

by Kerry Dexter / Feb 16, 2016 /
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The music of Ireland: it is a source of connection, a way of celebration, a path for reaching across borders and boundaries. It can be a way of sharing and creating stories, of connecting families and welcoming strangers, remembering absent loved ones, and gaining perspective on present troubles.

Exploring the Music of Ireland

#StudyAbroadBecause A Global Perspective Is A Better Perspective

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Caroline Macomber is a nomadic travel writer working on both and with her husband. Together, they use frequent flyer miles and hotel points to live in hotels all over the world. All the while, they track all expenses to see exactly how useful miles and points can be in making travel more possible and affordable. She studied abroad in Northern Ireland.