Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Éire go Brách
I've been contemplating a trip to Ireland. You see, I've always wanted to go there. Yes, I have Irish ancestry, but actually I'm more Scottish than Irish. I joke that I'm the whitest combination there is available - English, Scottish, Irish, and German. Most of the time in the summer, my freckles are what gives me the illusion of a tan. The color of my legs could give people the impression that I'm a cadaver. My face without make-up is the epitome of a ghost.
Anyway, back to Ireland. For some reason, I've always wanted to travel there, since high school I think. I wanted to go there for our honeymoon, but we couldn't make it happen. I don't know why I have had this fixation, I think I read a book about Ireland that so captivated me that I've always wanted to see it in person.
So, I've been researching travel packages for myself and my husband. We have a little money socked away, and I'm hoping that we can make it happen. I'm not interested in going with a group, or having a 'tour' (I'm much more of a 'do-it-myself' person).
If you have any experiences with travel packages from different companies, or a suggestion for when we go, please let me know.