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Published : Jul, 2023

Activities: Outdoor
enjoy pint of Guinness | Sample Irish whisky | Drink Irish coffee | Dine @ oldest pub | Botanic Gardens | Tour Trinity College | Shop on pedestrian st. | Dress up like Viking @ Dublinia | night out @ Temple Bar | Find Oscar Wilde @ park | Find deer @ Phoenix Park
Before my sisters and friends arrived for our road trip across Ireland, Sam and I had one week in Dublin. At first, I thought this would be too long, but once the wind started blowing and the rain started pouring, we were glad to have a few additional days to work around the weather. Our week in Dublin was very laid back, but in the end, we managed to see, eat and drink everything we wanted to. Here’s a look at what we got up to:

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Bars & pubs | Activities: Cultural | Nightlife
Dublin -university town | Long Room | Molly Malone | Merrion Square Park | getting around Dublin | Ha^penny Bridge | Dublin Castle | River Liffey | St. Patrick^s Cathedral | Dublinia -hisory museum | Christ Church Cathedral |
Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, being home to nearly a quarter of all Irish people living in Ireland. And since Dublin is also home to the country's main international airport, it's the city the majority of visitors are going to encounter first.

Dublin is the Irish city that feels like a proper “city,” with tons of museums and attractions, plus no shortage of restaurants, pubs, and nightlife opportunities. Dublin is a university city, too, meaning it's got a young vibe that can be a lot of fun.

If you're headed to Dublin for the first time, here's how I would spend 3 days there...

Published : May, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Local transport | Accom (any)
Guinness Storehouse | St. Stephen’s Green | Trinity College | Kilmainham Gaol | Temple Bar | Chester Beatty | Dublin Zoo | Dublin Castle | Jameson Distillery | Phoenix Park | Marsh’s Library
I love Dublin. While the city isn’t the prettiest in the world (and on a cloudy day it can feel downright gloomy), there is so much literary and cultural history here you can’t help but feel inspired as you explore. It’s a lively city brimming with traditional pubs, live music and dancing (so much Irish jigging), and a hearty, vibrant food scene.

While Dublin does have something for everyone, I think history buffs and late-night revelers will get the most out of the city. Some of the world’s most famous writers cut their teeth here and there is a sprawling pub scene that ensures you’re never far from your next pint.

Best of all, Dubliners are a friendly, inquisitive bunch always happy to show you a good time.

You just simply can’t go wrong with a few days in this city.

This budget travel guide to Dublin will help you plan your trip, save money, and make the most of your visit!

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes
Guinness Storehouse | Dublin Zoo | Game of Thrones Studio Tour | Christ Church Cathedral | St. Patrick^s Cathedral | Dublin All-Inclusive Pass (40+ Attractions) | Natl. Wax Museum | Malahide Castle | Dublinia | 1-5 Day Pass: €74 - €129
While some of Dublin’s “must see sights” are free, most require an entry free. Additionally, many of the most popular attractions often have long lines, wasting valuable sightseeing time.

Don’t let that scare you off. With “skip the line” access at Dublin’s busiest attractions (like the Guinness Storehouse), Go City’s Dublin All-Inclusive Pass makes it easy to see most of Dublin’s top attractions in a short amount of time.

But, is the Dublin All-Inclusive Pass worth it? Let’s find out.

Published : Feb, 2023

Other logistics | <$50 day | <$100 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Midrange$$: €94 | Coffee: €2.50-€4 | Beer: €2.50-€7 | Lunch: €8-€16 | Breakfast: €5–€12 | Rental Apt: €120-€200+ | Hotel: €150-€200 | Hostel: €35-€65 | Total Cost: €65-€100 | Thrifty $: €60 | Dinner:
It’s no surprise that Dublin is a top destination for travelers thanks to its vibrancy, nightlife, and fun tourist attractions. However, Dublin is fairly expensive (especially food and alcohol) so many budget travelers only spend a few days here before exploring the rest of Ireland. In this Dublin price guide, we’ll outline the estimated travel expenses for food, accommodation, attractions, alcohol, and other things that you’ll experience to help you budget your visit to Dublin...

Published : Feb, 2023

<$50 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Generator Hostel: €25-€35 (€65 wk.end) | Jacobs Inn: €20-€30 (€39 wkend) | Isaacs Hostel: €16-€25 (€26 wk.end) | Abbey Court: €14-€20 (€28 wk.end) | Ashfield Hostel: €18-€25 (€32 wk.end) | Barnacles Temple Bar House: €26-€33 (€32 wk.end) |
Dublin is one of the most popular destinations in Europe but it’s not known for having many great hostels so you need to act quickly to ensure you’re able to book a good hostel. So, to help make your hostel search easier, I’ve created The Savvy Backpacker’s guide to the best hostels in Dublin based on price, overall quality, and atmosphere...

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.