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8 Sustainable Travel Tips You Can Start Using Today

20th February 2024
How do I travel more sustainably? Lower your impact with these easy-to-do tips from Vagabond founder Rob. Sustainable Travel Tips At A Glance πŸ§‹Avoid Single-Use Plastic 🧳 Travel Light, Buy Local 🀝 Spend With Sustainable Businesses 🚊 Use Public Transport & Avoid Tourist Traps 🌳 Fly Green, Offset Your Emissions 🐌 Practice Slow Travel
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Exterior of Roxford Lodge Hotel in Dublin, a redbrick building with blue sky

John's Alternative Guide To Dublin Hotels Outside The City Centre

15th February 2024
Having trouble finding reasonably-priced hotels in Dublin? Travel expert John has the answer; base yourself outside the the city centre. Use John's guide to book high quality Dublin accommodation and learn the best ways to reach downtown. Alternative Dublin Hotels At A Glance 🏟️ Avoid The Events On This Calendar In 2024 πŸ“ Orient Yourself With This Dublin Hotel Map 🏨 Alternative Dublin Hotels That Are Still Quite Central 🧭 Hotels Located South and West of Dublin City Centre 🚐 Note That All Tours Begin and End at the Grand Canal Hotel
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What Happens On A Driftwood 6 Day Northern Ireland Tour?

14th February 2024
Are you yearning for mystery, magic and adventure? Jump onboard your Drifter tour vehicle to join expert tour guide Edwina for a incredible journey of discovery through Northern Ireland and Ireland's northwest. Jump to any point in our day-by-day itinerary: 😁 Day 1 - Dublin to Mayo 🚐 Day 2 - Mayo to Donegal 🌳 Day 3 - Donegal to Derry ⛰️ Day 4 - The Causeway Coast πŸ›³οΈ Day 5 - Belfast to Strangford πŸ‘‹ Day 6 - Strangford to Dublin
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Your Ireland Travel Guide for 2024

12th February 2024
Get practical Ireland travel tips, learn Irish slang and even cook up an Irish recipe! This really is the ultimate Ireland travel guide for 2024 and 2025! Ireland At A Glance πŸ—ΊοΈ Ireland 101 🧳 Plan Your Trip πŸ“… Best Time to Visit 🏞️ 2024 Bucket List πŸ“Έ Dublin Travel Tips πŸ˜‰ Get to Know The Irish 🎻 TV, Books & Music πŸ₯” The Best Irish Food ☘️ Tracing Irish Roots
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A panoramic view of Glendalough with a view of the lake and the round tower

South East Ireland's Top 9 Visitor Experiences

18th January 2024
Touring south east Ireland and stuck for things to do? Local expert on the region, Michael, writes that the Ireland's Ancient East region offers intriguing travel experiences for all visitors. South East Ireland - Things To Do πŸ—ΊοΈ Map of South East Ireland 🌊 Tour The World's Oldest Lighthouse πŸ˜‡ Feel The Serenity At A 6th Century Monastic City πŸŽ…πŸ½ Visit Saint Nick's Grave At Jerpoint Park πŸ₯ƒ Taste Irish Whiskey At The Jameson Experience ☠️ Board A Famine Ship in Wexford 🚲 Bike A Greenway πŸ›‘οΈ Experience Life In 16th Century Kilkenny ✨ Learn About Crystal Glassware βš“ Make Cobh Your Final Port Of Call
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Female tour guest raises her eyebrows and widens her eyes at the camera while sipping from an Irish coffee

Should I Tip In Ireland?

2nd January 2024
When should you tip in Ireland? How much? And who should you definitely NOT tip? Find the answers! πŸ˜‹ Tipping in Irish Restaurants and Pubs πŸ’³ Can I Use A Credit Card To Tip? πŸš– When Should I Tip Irish Taxi Drivers? What About Hotel Staff? 😎 Do I Tip My Tour Guide & Activity Suppliers On Tour?
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A Driftwood Small-Group Tours of Ireland vehicle with green livery

Vagabond Tours in 2024: What's New?

18th December 2023
Rob is here to tell you how Vagabond are making the best small-group tours of Ireland even better in 2024. Read about amazing new itineraries, destinations and things to do. Let’s see what’s new for 2024! What's New in 2024 At A Glance 🎢 Dive Into New Tour Itineraries πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Learn About Exciting New Activities 😎 Meet Our New Team 🏨 Check Out Our New Hotels 🏒 Refurbished VagaHQ & Awards
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Planning A Trip to Ireland: 2024 Essential Checklist

18th December 2023
Read Derry's essential travel tips for planning, budgeting and packing for your 2024 small-group tour of Ireland. Planning A Trip To Ireland At A Glance ⏳ Book Early for Best Value πŸ₯ Purchase Insurance πŸ›‚ Check Your Passport 🧳 Pack Only The Essentials 🏦 Notify Your Bank ⚠️ Last Minute Checks
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A child decorating her christmas tree in her living room

How Is Christmas In Ireland Celebrated And What Are Irish Traditions?

1st December 2023
With his mouth half-full of mince pie, cranberry sauce expert, Derry, explains the Christmas traditions celebrated each December in Ireland. CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND At A Glance πŸŽ„ Christmas Is Widely Celebrated In Ireland β›„ It Rarely Snows In Ireland At Christmas πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Irish People Do Some Surprising Things On Christmas Day πŸ¦ƒ Irish People Eat Alot At Christmas (Not Just Christmas Dinner) 🎢 In A Nutshell, Ireland Is The Best Place To Celebrate Christmas
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A plate of Christmas mince pies surrounded by pine cones, holly and a Christmas decorated coffee

What Foods Do Irish People Eat For Christmas?

1st December 2023
Mince pie expert Derry explains what foods Irish people eat at Christmas time. And yes, we really do leave beer for Santa! Christmas Food In Ireland At A Glance πŸ¦ƒ Christmas Dinner Is A Serious Affair In Ireland πŸ’ͺ Stamina Is Required πŸ₯‚ Irish People Imbibe A Variety Of Christmas Drinks 🍰 We Always Leave Room For Dessert πŸŽ… ...And Interesting Things For Santa
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