Highlights of Northern Ireland Tour with Paddywagon

This past Saturday I boarded a large green Paddywagon tour bus bright and early and set off to see the highlights of Northern Ireland. It was a fantastic day that saw us visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Giants Causeway, the rope bridge at stunning Carrick-a-Rede, Dunluce Castle, Belfast and an amazing coastal drive…

Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, featuring the meanest gift shop employee ever

One of my favourite castles in Europe is Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, which is located a short 30 minute train ride from the capital, Vilnius. We visited on a perfect summer day, though we imagine that visiting the castle in autumn, spring or even a snow capped winter (if you can stand the cold) would…

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher by Rental Car from Dublin

Planning to travel between Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher? Good friends recently flew to Ireland for a four-day visit with us and we decided to share the cost of a rental car. We drove from Dublin and stayed overnight in Galway, before driving along the the coast of Count Clare. Visiting the Cliffs of…