In true “The Holiday” fashion, I am taking off for an adventure around Ireland for New Years and couldn’t be more excited. I decided upon going to Ireland because I follow an amazing blog called Scott’s Cheap Flights, a newsletter where “Scott” emails you any time there are really cheap fares or mistake fares from the United States to different international locations. I first bought a ticket due to Scott’s blog after an email advertising Dallas to Paris round trip fares for ~$400. I was sold -- AND I talked my mom into letting me take my little sister, 15, to Paris for her Spring Break next year (March 2018)!
I then got another an email which advertised airfare from Austin - Iceland or Austin - Ireland over Thanksgiving/New Year's for $400-500, and I automatically started searching for the cheapest fares I could find. After looking into my PTO, I decided I could afford to go over a holiday due to having a few extra days off. And since Thanksgiving = family time...New Year’s it was!
My plan for Ireland is to spend the first few nights (including New Year's Eve!) in Dublin, then rent a car (on the other side of the road -- yikes!) and travel South to Cork, West to the Dingle Peninsula, then Northwest to the Cliffs of Moher and lastly to Galway. I would love any recommendations of favorite restaurants or sights to see!
I will be posting some blogs afterwards about: 1) How to travel internationally on a budget and 2) A Week-Long Ireland Travel Guide (with all the pictures, of course!) and maybe a few others if requested :)
Can’t wait to share my experience with all of you. Until then,