travel advice & savings


Cheap Trip to Ireland!


I am looking for cheap flights to Ireland from New York from January 5 and returning January 18. I need to fly into Shannon International Airport before 12:15pm (Irish Time) on January 6 and I need a return flight from Dublin International Airport to New York on January 18.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Albert Ames

Ireland 2004
Travelogue Entry in Dublin, Galway

Transportation in/around Europe

I’ve been researching various Eurail, Eurostar, etc… tickets/prices/destinations. Frankly, it’s all starting to confuse me. I need help in picking the best means of transport. This will be my first time in Europe and I’m trying to work under a budget. If anyone has traveled in & between the countries I’ve listed, I’d appreciate any advice. I’m going to the following cities in this order: Amsterdam, Paris, London, Dublin, Amsterdam (again).

2-3 week trip and hopefully seeing lots !

Basically I have 2-3 weeks to try and see as much as I can without be blind sighted by Europe ! I wanna know what would be the best destinations- most plausible and as many as you see fit for this time frame. I’ve heard 3 cities but I like to seemore than that while I“m there. I don’t need to conquer the city per say maybe just spend 2 or 3 days given what the city has to offer. PLEASE PLEASE HELP THIS IS MY FIRST OVER ! I don’t see getting this amount of time off work again for some time and want to make it worth my wild ! – Thanks
Jamie Wink

Ireland Ideas in summer

We want to go to Ireland next July, but have no idea what to do or see in any city. Any ideas with places, transportation, hostels?? We are up to trying anything so any ideas will help! thanks!

The Cock Tavern
Pub in Howth, Ireland

From Ireland to Benelux/Amsterdam


We are traveling from Dublin, Ireland to Benelux; hopefully finding Amsterdam. The timetables only read that Dublin trains go London, Cork, and Rosslare. Is there something we are missing. We saw on one of the maps, there seemed to be a direct train to Benelux from Dublin. Also, the form of transportation looks like a ship. Are ferries covered in our 4 country Eurail fee, that you know of?

Thank you,
Doug and Lorrie

Changing flights & carriers

I’m definitely a newbie when it comes to budget flights over in Europe, but a question I had was what to do with checked bags during a layover when changing carriers?

We will be flying from Dublin to LGW on Aer Lingus, each of us checking our backpack. We will have a 3 hour layover there and then continue on to Bergen, Norway on Norwegian.

In this instance, should we arrive at LGW, claim our bags, go through security again (first checking in with Norwegian and rechecking our bags on the flight to Norway) and wait for our flight, or will the airport handle cross-carrier flights?

Enjoy Britain and Ireland On Line (Video + Stills)

The film “My Pub Runneth Over” presents a comprehensive journey to Britain and Ireland, including England (London, Stonehenge, walled cities & a castle), Wales, Ireland (kiss the Blarney Stone, Dublin, Cliffs of Moher), and Scotland (Edinburgh, the highlands, bagpipes & Loch Ness), plus interviews, and, of course, pubs.

The video can be seen on the web, if you have a high speed internet connection.

This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player. No ads and no strings attached. I sell absolutely nothing.


Hey there fellow travelers,

My husband is graduating law school in February of 2009, I’m surprising him with a 3 week trip in Europe. My plan is to do Ireland for a week and then take Ryan Air to Lisbon to spend two weeks in Portugal/Spain.

Can anyone suggest an itinerary or some must see places? Also, do you suggest getting some kind of train pass.

Thanks and happy travels.