driving the dingle peninsula loop & other misadventures

When an ocean suddenly separates you from your best friend, you don’t ask questions. You pick a week, book a flight, and meet up on the Emerald Isle for a vacation full of absurdity. Bonus points if that week includes one of your birthdays AND St. Paddy’s Day. Toyota is currently running a sweepstakes that caused immediate flashbacks to this particular trip. There’s no question that we experienced a lifetime’s worth of unexpected adventures (…and misadventures) during our self-planned road trip across Ireland and around the Slea Head Loop on the Dingle Peninsula. Should you plan your own trek across the homeland of our ancestors, we, as always, have a few pointers. Always stop for castles.…

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baby you can drive my car

I hate to drive. Well, that’s a lie. I don’t HATE to drive, but I don’t love it the way some people do, and I certainly would never consider doing it while on a nice, relaxing vacation. I even feel stifled in the passenger seat of a car, and usually fall asleep within about five minutes anyway. I’ve never been the girl who “just needs to go for a drive” and when we’re visiting family in PA, I’m all about letting hubs drive around–who, generally, lies a little further on the “yes” side of the “do you like driving?” line. Because of this, we never really considered renting a car while on vacation–especially in Europe.…

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