We've been to a few places during our time in Europe. And for some reason, Ireland just comes out on top. Maybe it's the hearty food, or the friendly people, or the colorful buildings or the lush countryside — I mean, it's probably a combination of all those factors. But Ireland proved to be one of our favorite trips from our four years here.
I've been to Ireland before. In college, I cut a week out of time set aside to work on my final project in my Danish journalism program (which maybe was irresponsible?) and decided to go to Ireland by myself. Now, I'm not really a solo traveller — some people are great at it, but I discovered during this trip that it just wasn't for me. So even though I went to some awesome places and saw beautiful things, my Irish trip was sort of a bust. So I was determined to do it again — with company!
And thank goodness I did. Tyler and I went to Ireland in June and rented a car (left side driving, hey!) and had a blast. If you're a road trip lover, and we totally are, Ireland is a must-do. The Wild Atlantic Way is simply legendary driving, and is absolutely gorgeous.
I was definitely worried about the fact that we only had four days to explore the country. Because we're coming down to the end of our time in Europe (we'll be out of here in February — wahh!), we're basically trying to squeeze everything in before time is up. So, we took Tyler's two-week vacation period and decided to do the British Isles, fitting in London, Scotland and Ireland. We had to cut out some places we really wanted to see, like the Giant's Causeway and where my family's bar, Currid's Lounge, allegedly is in Sligo, but we totally killed this four-day itinerary. If you're short on time in Ireland, here are my tips — and a helpful map that you can save!