Ireland’s rolling hills of green, majestic mountain landscapes and dramatic coastlines make for some of the best scenery in all of Europe. For that reason it’s also one of the best places to hike.
Diamond Hill Loop, Galway
Galway’s Diamond Hill Loop is an easy hike with a summit of only 445 meters. However, it offers some of the most awe-inspiring views in Ireland. On the way to the top you’re treated to views of Kylemore Abbey and the Twelve Ben Mountains.
The Causeway Coast Way
The Causeway Coast Trail is Ireland’s most popular hiking trail. One look at it and you’ll understand why. The trail winds its way along stunning coastal cliffs and some of the country’s most famous landmarks. Both the Dunluce Castle and Giant’s Causeway rest on the moderate-level path.
Mount Errigal, Donegal
The hike to the summit of Mount Errigal is difficult. The peak rests at 800 meters and the trail itself is a stretch of wet, often muddy earth at the bottom. If you can conquer the two-hour trip up, you’ll have a view of Donegal that is out of this world.
Benbulbin, Co. Sligo
The Darty Mountains are the most unique mountains in Ireland. Though the summit is only 526 meters, the steep trail is incredibly difficult to hike. The flat top of the mountains provides incredible sights of Yeats.
The foggy cliffs of Achill Head are both beautiful and unsettling. The region is famous for its wealth of signal towers and peregrine falcons that call the island home. The hike alongside the coast is strenuous and not for beginner hikers, but certainly worth the astounding views.
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
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Start your explorations of Gettysburg with breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Gettysburg has many delightful bed and breakfasts worth a stay. If you book a stay at Baladerry Inn, you not only get a comfy, spacious guestroom in a historic home once a Civil War hospital, but you also dine on a scrumptious, hearty breakfast each morning, and it’s all included in your room rate.
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