If you are keen to get out and explore some of Northern Ireland’s amazing countryside, setting off on hike is a great way to do so. Here is your guide to some of the best trails.
Perhaps the most famous hike in the country is the Mourne Mountain hiking route to Slieve Donard, the highest peak in the country at 850 feet. That may not sound like much to experienced climbers, but the 5.6-mile route is a real challenge. It’s worth it for the views over the town of Newcastle as well as Scotland, the Isle of Man and Wales on a clear day.
The Causeway Coastal Walk is another famous route that takes you around the Giants Causeway, a collection of natural basalt columns, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. The Coastal Walk is just two miles long, but there is a 33-mile route, known as the Ulster Way, if you want to do a two-day hike.
Check out the 1.6-mile trail to Carrick-a-Rede island if you are looking for something easier on the legs. That said, there is a considerable challenge here, too, at least for those scared of heights. To get to the island, you have to cross a thin rope bridge which hangs around 30 meters above ground.
Traveling to exotic locales often means contending with unusual weather. Americans tend to enjoy a fairly moderate climate, which means your body doesn’t always adapt when you head to places like Africa or South America. So, how do you keep yourself from sweating and stinking up a new city? Try these tips.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
I arrived in Dallas on a cloudy afternoon and, luckily, traffic was light as I drove my rental car into the city in just less than 30 minutes. The Hotel Joule was built in the 1920s in the Neo-Gothic style and is a city landmark in the heart of the business district.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (or “Old City”) is often packed with tourists who wander up and down Las Ramblas spending way too many euros on overpriced paella and sangria. But the border neighborhood of El Raval is just a few steps from the bustle, but worlds away from the exorbitant prices.