Tag archives for Ireland

When Travel Goes Wrong

Sometimes bad things happen to good people when they’re far away from home. That doesn’t mean they have to ruin your trip. As Ken Budd reminds us, it’s all about putting things in the proper perspective.

The Best of Intelligent Travel

We publish new articles and stories all the time on Intelligent Travel, but there are a few that really got your attention last year. In case you missed them, here are the 15 most popular posts of 2015.

@NatGeoTravel Staff Bucket List: 2016

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else. Here’s where we want to go in 2016 and why.

Solstice Magic: Ireland’s Newgrange

Renew your spirit when this prehistoric burial chamber in Ireland fills with light on the winter solstice.

On Location: Five Scene-Stealing ‘Star Wars’ Sets

They may not be in a galaxy far, far away, but exotic locales such as the soaring sand dunes of Abu Dhabi and Iceland’s bubbling calderas help give Star Wars: The Force Awakens—which hits theaters in December—an otherworldly spirit similar to the original trilogy’s.

I Heart My City: Claudia’s Dublin

Claudia Rodríguez lives to explore Dublin—and to share her insider intel on Spotted By Locals. Here are a few of her favorite things about the city she’s been proud to call home for the past seven years (and counting!).

Five Trips That Changed My Life

As a travel writer, I get to explore new places all the time. But there are some trips that stand out more than others—the ones that changed my life in some meaningful way.

Europe’s Rising Star: Bordeaux

Comments Off on Europe’s Rising Star: Bordeaux

Visitors once just glanced over this UNESCO-listed city’s stately 18th-century squares and harmonious architecture before heading out of town. Now there are plenty of reasons to linger in Bordeaux.

Joycean Fun: Bloomsday in Dublin

Get wild and wacky with a dose of literary lunacy for James Joyce’s Bloomsday—June 16.

On Tap: Shedding Light on Irish Stout

Comments Off on On Tap: Shedding Light on Irish Stout

“There’s a lot more to the Irish stout than what’s offered in a pint of Guinness,” says “The World Atlas of Beer” co-author Stephen Beaumont. And where you are in Ireland determines what beer you drink.

Just Back: Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula

Nat Geo Travel’s Annie Fitzsimmons spends a large part of her life scouting out the sites, restaurants, and people that reveal the distinctive soul of cities large and small. But even Urban Insiders need a break from the hustle and bustle once in a while. So after attending the Adventure Travel World Summit in Killarney, she couldn’t resist…

The Halcyon Charms of County Mayo

The drive from Dublin to County Mayo unspools on a maze of country roads traversing low-slung hills, hummocks, and small towns where the pub still seems a main staple of life. So it is a soaring moment when I come to the western margin of Ireland and find myself at the barren doorstep of the Atlantic’s green rush of swells and surf.