2 Days in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The city of Belfast lies in the province of Ulster and is the second largest city on the Isle of Eire. The city was founded by the Celts, who named the city after the sandbanks that formed around the mouth of the river Farset. The Vikings attacked, raided and settled all along the coast, bequeathing…

Best Road Trips in the United Kingdom

Although tiny in comparison to the vast and endless lands of Australia and the United States, the bounteous lands of the United Kingdom offer everything from staggering rural scenery, vibrant cities bursting with culture, classic and hearty cuisine and of course, an unrivaled collection of historical sights. So fill up the camper van, brew a…

Dublin: Guinness, Gaols and Glendalough

Our arrival in Dublin was to blue skies and sunshine, and that musical lilt of voice and language unique to Ireland.┬áThe hotel we’d chosen, Castle Clontarf, is a 16th century castle; the rooms were gloriously, beautifully modern, but the reception, lounge, bar and restaurant were set within the actual castle walls, and wonderfully atmospheric. When…