AAA Travel knows all about traveling to Ireland and we have the tips that you need for your perfect Ireland vacation.
Bring a Pair of Binoculars
There are marvelous vistas everywhere, so bring a pair of binoculars. You’ll want them particularly along the route of the Ring of Kerry, at the Cliffs of Mohr, and even atop the Guinness Storehouse’s “Gravity Bar” with 360-degree views of Dublin.
Invest in a Good Camera
You’ll want to remember the brilliant colors known as the “40 shades of green” and friendly people of Ireland, so invest in a good camera.
Most hotels offer Wi-Fi, so plan on using your smart phone, iPad, or other device to communicate with family and friends. Although some hotels charge for the service, this is a much cheaper way to keep in touch than making an international call (plus you can upload and share pictures). If you decide to phone or text, check with your phone provider to ensure you’ll have service internationally.
Bring an Adaptor
Speaking of electronics, bring an adaptor to charge your gadgets. The Shelbourne in Dublin offers in-room U.S. electronic charging sources, but few other hotels do.
There is no “Americans with Disabilities” act in Ireland, so expect things like cobblestone streets, stone steps to climb and castles without elevators. Depending on how you choose to travel, accommodations can most certainly be made when your travel agent helps you plan in advance.
Get a AAA Tour Book
Before you go, visit your neighborhood AAA store and pick up your international Tour Book, get advice on foreign currency solutions, get an international driving permit, and much more. Don’t have a passport? No problem, we can take your passport photos and provide application forms, too.
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