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Josh Hewitt

Avid traveler and photographer who loves to see new places, meet new people, and experience new things. There is so much this world can teach us, we just need to explore!

15 Common Pieces of Travel Advice You Should Ignore

There you are planning your next big trip, and then all of a sudden the travel advice starts flowing in from everyone you know. We’ve all been there. Even people who haven’t traveled in decades start throwing advice your way. With so much advice and differing opinions, it is easy to get confused and start to second guess yourself. And let me tell you, I have seen some really bad advice floating around out there.

Is Hidden City Ticketing Worth the Risks?

As travelers, we are constantly looking for ways to save money on travel so that we can afford to do more of it.  We explore new apps and websites to find the best deals on lodging, we do our research to find the most economic tours and excursions, and of course we always have our eye out for bargain airfare.’

In recent years, a strategy for finding low cost airfare has emerged that has created a lot of controversy in the travel industry.  This strategy, which is known as Hidden City Ticketing, isn’t illegal and it isn’t a scam, but it does come with some risks.  So much so that it has avid travelers debating whether or not the significant cost savings it can give you are worth it.

Tips For Making Travel More Affordable

Traveling can be an amazing experience that expands your horizons and helps you grow as a person. It can also be incredibly expensive if you don’t know how to find the best travel deals. We have all been in a situation where we have wanted to take a trip, but we just couldn’t find a way to make it work with our finances. Believe me, you are not alone.

The travel industry, like any other industry, is competitive. Because of that, there are deals to be had. With the right information, you can make travel to even the most exotic locations affordable. All you need to know is where to look and what to do (and not do) when making your travel plans.

Cahir Castle Visitor’s Guide

One of the largest castles in Ireland, the Cahir Castle is also one of the prettiest. One of the things we loved the most about this castle is the lack of crowds.  It isn’t as notorious with tourists as some of Ireland’s other castles (the Rock of Cashel is just 30 minutes away), so you rarely have to battle large crowds to get access to parts of the castle or have to wait for people to clear to get good pictures.

Dromoland Castle Hotel

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a castle, then I have the perfect place for you.  The Dromoland Castle in Ireland is the perfect experience for anyone longing to get an authentic castle experience.   Located in a 15th century Irish castle, this five star hotel is guaranteed to take your breath away.

The Art of Travel Photography – Tips For Shooting in Winter and Snow

While shooting pictures of cold and snowy locations can be both fun and beautiful, it can also be very challenging.  The presence of snow can really take your pictures to another level, but it can also reek havoc with your ability to capture images correctly.

In this guide, I am going to give you some pointers on how to make your next photography venture into the land of ice and snow a success.  By following these tips, you should be able to capture some truly amazing photographs that will wow your family and friends.

Blarney Castle Visitor’s Guide

Located near the city of Cork in Southern Ireland, the Blarney Castle is one of the most famous castles in Ireland.  Built by one of Ireland’s most powerful and influential chieftans, Cormac McCarthy roughly 600 years ago, the castle attracts droves of visitors to this day.  Much of that has to do with the legendary Blarney Stone, which is said to give you the gift of eloquence upon kissing it.

Dark Hedges Visitor’s Guide

If you have seen the Game of Thrones, you are probably familiar with the Dark Hedges.  This location was featured prominently in the highly popular HBO series.  If you are a big fan of the show, or if you just want to see this amazing grove of trees in person for yourself, then this is the guide for you.

Belfast Visitor’s Guide

Until I visited Belfast, I didn’t truly realize just how amazing the city really is.  It is a city that is steeped in history, and so much of that history can still be explored.  When I visited, I felt like I was taking a trip back in time thru some of Europe’s most historical moments.  This is one of the things that makes the city of Belfast so special.