HI Richmond Hostel - Hotel Review

HI Richmond Hostel - Hotel Review

I frequently visit Richmond, VA to visit family, and have stayed in many a hotel in the city. However, none have ever trumped my stay at the HI Richmond Hostel - centrally located, and one block away from my favorite bar

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The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

Honestly, I was worried that will all the hype surrounding the Cliffs of Moher that I would be disappointed, but there was nothing to be disappointed by. They're just as beautiful in person as they are in photos - if not more. Going just a few miles...

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The Giant's Causeway - A Day Trip

The Giant's Causeway - A Day Trip

The Giant's Causeway - and area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. It's not difficult to see why so many flock to this location every year. The area is steeped in beauty and mystery, with theories of its origin ranging from volcanic eruptions to giants building a walkway...

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Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park

Down the road from the Boyle Abbey, lays a hidden gem. Lough Key Forest Park. Featuring moss covered trees, a few ruins, underground tunnels, a marina, a 'folly' island castle, sequoia trees, and fantastic locals, Lough Key is one of those spots I could....

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Boyle Abbey, Co. Roscommon

Boyle Abbey, Co. Roscommon

Established in 1161, the Boyle Abbey in Co. Roscommon was the first successful foundation of Cistercian monks. Previously, Cistercian monks had unsuccessfully attempted to settle in the province of Connacht on three separate occasions. It remains unclear

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Fitzpatrick Castle to Kilronan Castle - Ireland Roadtrip #1

Fitzpatrick Castle to Kilronan Castle - Ireland Roadtrip #1

Our third day in Ireland was a roadtrip day, traveling from Fitzpatrick Castle in Dalkey to Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon. The first stop of our day was at Torney's Pub owned by a lovely older gentleman named Hugh who was eager to talk history, sports, and....

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The Guinness Factory - A Review

The Guinness Factory - A Review

Our first stop of the day was the Guinness Storehouse, which was Dad's requested stop of the trip. We pre-purchased our entry tickets online for €16 per person via Earlybird Weekend Entry, but if you're not willing to enter the Storehouse before 11:30am on the weekend normal ticket prices range between €18 - €20. We arrived at the....

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