Ireland is ridiculously picturesque. There are places on the island where myth meets science and history. The tors on the hike up Slieve Binnian are one such example, stone warriors asleep and waiting to defend the isle. The Hill of Tara is another but the most memorable sight was the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Category: Northern Ireland
Part of the reason that I selected Wilderness Ireland as our travel company was because I could select trips that included guided hikes. Our first hike was in the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The hike tried to kill us, but it was worth it. I jest, we were jet lagged and it was a
Ireland is not necessarily known for its cuisine. However, that does not mean that we ate badly on this trip at all. While we did have quite a few toasties for lunch, here are some of our dinners. I did make it a point to try things that were different or unique to the area
On this trip we always had breakfast at the hotel. I did try the Irish breakfast – complete with blood sausage, not bad but not my favorite. The taxi driver that took us to pick up our rental car was full of tips on driving on the left side of the road. After picking up
Arrival to the Emerald Isle When I was first getting this trip booked I read a lot and one thing that I read that stuck with me was, if you are flying give yourself buffer time in cases of flight issues. Listening to that advice saved us a big headache. We were supposed to fly
When I stared planning this trip I realized that I had no idea where to start. I knew some of the things I wanted to see but honestly the idea of planning the whole trip was a little daunting. There is a lot to see and do when visiting any new country. Many of popular
If you follow the McGee Travel Tales Facebook page you might have seen some clips from our recent trip to Ireland. We had a fantastic time and I have so much to share: places to go, places to stay, and experiences that shouldn’t be missed. We got to see castles and bogs and rolling fields