The Radar: Off the Grid in Amish Country, Travel Apps for Kids, Dublin’s Best Modern Irish Fare

  • Put aside your smart phone and spend your vacation off the grid at an Amish Bed & Breakfast. B&Bs in Pennsylvania Dutch country offer a glimpse into the Amish way of life, bringing visitors farm-fresh foods, trips to auction-style “mud sale” fundraisers, and the chance to learn about and connect with the “Plain People” and their community. [LA Times]
  • Whether your kids are prone to backseat boredom or simply love learning about new places to travel, here are two new travel-themed iPad Apps that entertain while expanding their knowledge of the world. [Sun Times]
  • Going to Dublin? Don’t get stuck eating coddle when there are plenty of fantastic modern Irish restaurants to visit. Read this guide to find the best stops for Irish artisanal cheeses, rilette of duck, oat cake, and Guinness ice cream. [BBC]

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  1. Glenn
    New York
    June 22, 2011, 9:33 am

    Went to Lancaster, PA recently and had a great time. Lots to see and do and great for adults and kids.

  2. Terri Cobb
    June 17, 2011, 2:01 pm

    Being able to see what it’s like to be amish, priceless, connecting to a pure and simple way of life, best part of the experience.

  3. Terri Cobb
    June 17, 2011, 1:58 pm

    The Amish people in PA, are good folks to visit. Being able to stay at a bed and breakfast, and connect with their way of life, the work is hard, the values, basic, good people.