Tea Time: Best Afternoon Tea Experiences in London and Dublin

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One of the unique features of a visiting London or Dublin is the chance to have a spectacular “afternoon tea” experience. Join Travel Brigade to experience what’s also known as “high tea” at some of the top spots in London and Dublin. We’ll visit the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London then head to Dublin to […]

Explore the Trails of Literary Dublin

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Travel Brigade opens its 5th season with a visit to Dublin focusing on the great writers the city has produced. This being Ireland, we’ll start with a “Literary Pub Crawl” that matches pints with prose. We’ll also talk about the historic Book of Kells and learn how to enjoy an evening of Irish folk tales. […]

Exploring Waterford, Ireland – Much More Than Crystal

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When you hear the name Waterford, what most often comes to mind is Waterford Crystal. When it comes to County Waterford, Ireland, the world-famous name is indeed a reason to visit, but there is so much more to see in this area on the southeast coast of the Emerald Isle. Here are four spots where […]

Crystal and Countryside in Waterford, Ireland

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Come with Travel Brigade on a classic Irish journey in County Waterford. We’ll tour the factory where world-famous Waterford Crystal is made and learn about the history of Ireland’s oldest city. We’ll travel the beautiful coastline on the southeast corner of the Emerald Isle and then head inland to the beautiful valleys and friendly people […]

Discover Treasures in Emerald Isle

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A visit to Ireland offers majestic coastal settings when looking out to the ocean, and stunning green valleys when looking inland. Every corner of the Emerald Isle combines a beautiful landscape with friendly and welcoming people found at every stop. Our visit to County Waterford – calling it “Waterford County” is a dead giveaway that you’re […]

The Gathering in Ireland

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Are you one of the more than 11 percent of Americans who have Irish ancestry? In this week’s issue of City Weekly, we had an article about tracing Celtic family history and then traveling to Ireland to experience it first-hand. It turns out 2013 is an especially good year to do this, since Ireland is […]

Research Me, I’m Irish

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On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, people wear green and proclaim, “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” While for some that’s a stretch, millions of Americans—and many Utahns—who may not have been born on the Emerald Isle can still get in touch with their Celtic heritage by tracing family history back to Ireland and planning a great trip […]

Travel to Ireland to Find Your Celtic Roots

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Join Travel Brigade to visit Ireland to find your Celtic ancestors. Many Americans and Canadians have Irish roots and we’ll talk about how you can trace your family history and travel to Ireland to “go back home.” We’ll have interviews with American genealogist David Rencher of FamilySearch.org to learn how to prepare before you go , and […]

Can you get divorced in Ireland?

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We’ve managed to stay happily married while working and traveling together for years. We’ve been up against article deadlines when the hotel’s internet crashed. We’ve recorded radio interviews in situations that were almost comical in terms of their acoustics. We’ve been stuck in immigration lines while needing to catch a flight leaving in a few […]

What’s on your “Even Better When You’re There” list?

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  The “new car smell” is a great experience, and it only gets better if it happens while you’re in Europe. A local Volvo dealer, offers a deal where you can travel over to Gothenburg, Sweden, pick up your new Volvo right at the factory, drive it around Europe, take it back to the factory […]