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Mom’s Guide to Visiting Northern Ireland

[vc_row]Imagine a land where stories are told for centuries, creating legends that make you believe fiction over fact. Where a drive through the country unveils homes that are dated by centuries, not decades, and the family culture is woven into their herds of sheep that roam. Where everyone greets you openly, knowing you’re not from [...]

By |2019-09-11T12:39:57+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland|0 Comments

The Argory House – Reflecting on Ireland’s History

[vc_row]We rounded the bend of the River Blackwater to see the stately Argory House looking down on us over its manicured property. Visitors arriving to the property by water was something this house has been welcoming for over the past 200 years. Built between 1820 and 1824, the Argory House sits on a 320-acre sprawling [...]

By |2019-08-29T02:51:21+00:00September 18th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Surfing the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland

[vc_row]All smiles, surfer Stevie walked over and handed us our wetsuits. The rain couldn’t stop him from containing his excitement to hit the waves... and we were just as pumped to hit the Causeway Coast and experience surfing in Northern Ireland! Alive Surf School is based out of Portrush, Northern Ireland. They are an award-winning [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:05:45+00:00September 18th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, and a Hike to Giants Causeway in Ireland with Climb NI

[vc_row]A short wander down a tree-lined path and we could hear the sounds of the beach as we rounded the corner. The grassy trail led us over sand dunes and suddenly a castle estate popped up, hanging over the cliffs of Giants Causeway. Only in Ireland do castles pop out unexpectedly. This would be our [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:05:46+00:00September 18th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Canoeing on the River Blackwater, Northern Ireland

[vc_row]“A Canadian and a canoe,” he said... asking if we were born with an oar in our hand. He was right, Canadians love being out on the water as much as we love hockey... okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but when given the chance to explore, we jumped on board and headed off canoeing on River [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:05:47+00:00September 18th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Longboarding in Ireland: A Boom Board Tour From St Columb’s Park to Walled City Brewery with Far and Wild Eco Adventure Company

[vc_row]Lorcan was a tall middle-aged man with shoulder length curly hair, black sunglasses, and the most welcoming big smile you’ve ever seen. With a longboard in one hand, he shook our hands with the other, and you could feel Lorcan’s excitement as he was ready to take us out longboarding. He’d quickly turn our nerves [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:05:48+00:00September 17th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Mourne Mountains and the Irish Sea – Hiking and Biking in Newcastle, Ireland

[vc_row]Nestled at the bottom of the Mourne Mountains and tucked beside the Irish Sea, lies the town of Newcastle. Marketing itself as the “activity resort” of Northern Ireland, Newcastle is known for its sandy beach (a perfect starting point for surfing and windsurfing), championship golf course, hiking, and mountain bike tours. After fueling up with [...]

By |2019-08-29T02:55:45+00:00September 17th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Staying in Ireland’s Slieve Donard Resort and Spa: the Jewel In the Crown of County Down

[vc_row]The bus filled with “ohhhs” and squeals of excitement as we pulled into the entrance of Slieve Donard Hotel. This Victorian designed hotel perched over the Irish Sea was impossibly grand... even more so than we had anticipated. The contrast of the crimson red brick and the intense bright blue sky had us all hopping [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:05:49+00:00September 17th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Caving at Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Ireland

[vc_row]I was 20 minutes into the tour with no easy exits available when we turned the corner to find a hole about 1.5 feet wide...barely big enough for me to squeeze through. This was one of my biggest nightmares, and the adrenaline and panic set in. Caving in Northern Ireland is challenged me to my [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:05:50+00:00September 17th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments

Blokarting on the Sandy Beaches of Ireland’s Benome Strand

[vc_row]I suddenly found myself hanging upside down with gravity pulling me down toward the sand. My laughter only put more pressure on the seatbelt, as I called for my guide to flip me back over. Apparently, my need for speed and inability to follow directions had landed me on my head, and it was hilarious. [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:05:51+00:00September 17th, 2018|Family Adventures, Ireland, Solo Adventures|0 Comments