Lavender Fields Provence. When you hear the words, the color and the strong smell immediately comes to mind. In this article you find out where the lavender fields are, when the lavender is blooming, you get the details about the route and the map and tips on what else you can do while traveling around … Read moreLavender Fields Provence – Road Trip along the Lavender Route
Australia is huuuuuuuuge. To get from one place to the other and being independent the same time, renting a car is a good option. If you are driving for the first time on the left side, which is the “right” side to drive, then you might be a little intimidated. But no worries. After several … Read moreAustralia: Tips for Driving Down Under
This is a collection of the best road trips in Europe we experienced so far at our home continent Europe. (There are a lot more and I´m sure we will do a lot more in the future.) So far: Trust us that the following road trips are the ones you definitely shouldn´t miss while being in Europe. … Read moreThe Best Road Trips in Europe
A road trip in California wouldn’t be complete without driving along the famous 17 Mile Drive. For more than 100 yerars the 17 Mile Drive is one of the most popular coastal roads in California and the whole world. This route was originally created from the Pacific Improvement Company for tourists of the hotel Del … Read more17 Mile Drive – Is It Worth To See It?
From Mount Shasta to the Lassen Volcanic National Park In northern California close to Oregon is the White Mountain (Mount Shasta). The volcano belongs to the highest mountains in California. About 14,179 feet high, Mount Shasta is today known as a place for spiritual people. A legend says inside is a hidden city with advanced beings from Lemuria. Every … Read moreWhite Magic Mountain, Mud Pots And Stinking Fumaroles
While being on a Road Trip in California I really wanted to see the famous Joshua Trees and the dry scenery in the southeastern part of California. I have no clue anymore if someone told me this or if I read it somewhere. In summer time it is really hot during the day. My friend … Read moreAn elephant among the Joshua Trees
Money And Time Saving With A Low Budget In Ireland
Ireland is expensive especially when it comes to food an drinks.
But it´s possible to travel to Ireland on a budget.
How To Get There
The easiest way is by flying to Dublin. I travelled three times by plane and took a cheap flight from my closest airport which is located in Southern Germany. I don´t even want to mention the name of the airline because so many are angry and frustrated these days about it. I did not have a bad experience so far and I didn´t watch all the news about this airline so maybe I am not up to date.
When I flew to Ireland the flights were always in time and when you book a cheap flight you know before it can´t and won´t be like a business or first class ticket.
Travelling around Ireland and Northern Ireland means you should have a car. I always book it in advance and if you take the smallest and cheapest car you definitely save money. A small car is perfect for two persons getting around. By sharing the costs it´s cheap comparing it to other transportation plus you save time by not waiting for the next train or bus to arrive.
The first time I was in Ireland I drove with a friend and we were looking for a room when we got to the place. Bad idea!
You loose so much time by looking for a place to stay plus I am „Little Miss Picky“. I want a nice and clean room not any room and so I was totally grossed out when we had to spend our night in a hostel in Wicklow.
It was my first time ever and I guess my last time ever (unless you can convince me there are nice hostels out there) I sleeped in a hostel. We couldn´t find another place for the night and were too tired to drive to another town.
The carpets were extremely gross and I didn´t even want to walk with my socks on it plus I felt like I was in prison with those old bunk beds.
The next morning we were asked if we wanted breakfast we decided: No way!
For the same amount of money a couple days later we found a B&B in Killarney. It was in walking distance to the center and absolutely lovely and clean.
Stay In B&B´s
The easiest way to sleep comfortable, on a budget and get a delicious breakfast is by staying in a Bed and Breakfast.
The families who own the B&B´s are friendly and in the morning you are greeted with a warm „Good Morning!“ and a menu card for breakfast.
You get a touch of the real Irish life vs a sterile hotel room.
Bring Your Cigarettes
If you are a smoker you can save a lot of money by bringing as much cigarettes with you as possible. The prices for cigarettes are unbelievable (Gladly I am a non-smoker).
Drink And Dine Early = Early Bird Special
The later the evening the more expensive meals and drinks – especially alcoholic beverages – become in pubs, bars and restaurants. If you want to drink start as early as possible. 😉
Most of the sights you have to pay for but that´s okay because they are well kept.
One awesome area to see with no fee ist the Ring of Kerry. If you want to enjoy the scenery you don´t need money.
There are some places you have to pay for if you want to see them but it´s not necessary to go there.
Another possibility for saving money in advance is by ordering tickets for the sights you want to see. There are many tickets available on the Internet (Heritage Card).
Psst! Wait a minute. Need more inspiration for your trip to Ireland? Click on the link below for Places You Should Definitely Not Miss While Being In Ireland.