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From strolling around Fitzgerald Park to ringing the famous bells of Shandon, Traveler associate editor Susan O’Keefe found a great variety of diversions in Cork city–and never once felt like a stranger. “Corkonians are friendly and engaging,” Susan says. “They’re proud of their Celtic heritage and enjoy telling stories. Just pull up a chair at a pub and listen.” Here, she shares her discoveries in the city and beyond.

113 Jane Street in New York City has long been a respite for weary – and cash-strapped – travelers. But in the spring of 1912, the boarding house received a rash of unexpected guests, when more than 100 Titanic survivors — many of them crewmen — sought shelter there after being rescued from sea. The…

Lisa T. E. Sonne last went underwater for Intelligent Travel in Palau for “Joy of Jellies.” Now she salutes the man so many are talking about, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron, in the wake of his recent milestone in the deepest reaches of the ocean — and the intrepid underwater explorers that came before him.  This…

The Unsinkable Mickey Mouse

Writer Sascha Zuger–a self-proclaimed reluctant cruiser–decided to take her son on a transatlantic cruise. There was only one problem: He’s a Titanic buff. “Mama, look! I found a book about a cruise ship!” I kept that frozen smile all mothers perfect when they don’t want the little ones to know something is amiss as I…

Would You Take the Titanic Cruise?

Cool or creepy? A Titanic-themed cruise, created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the the ill-fated vessel, will retrace its trans-Atlantic journey in April of 2012 (without an iceberg collision, we hope). The cruise, created by Miles Morgan Travel, will follow the original ship’s itinerary, departing from Southampton, England, and stopping in Cherbourg, France and…

Digital Nomad Andrew Evans sends along this interview with his 97-year-old grandfather who vividly recalls his first transatlantic flight in 1949. Not to boast, but in the last year I’ve crossed the Atlantic twelve times. In fact, I’ve done the 8-hour trip so many times, it’s become rather routine: I doze during taxi and take-off, read until…