Rank #1: Discovering Italy with my Teenage Daughter; A First International Trip Story
It's about exploration and togetherness of shared family travel experiences, and how expanding family travels outside of the US can lead to great experiences. And about catching the world travel bug. Erinn's story of her first international passport stamp travel starts with taking her teenage daughter to Italy, then continues when she returns to Italy with her husband plus they tackle first time England and Iceland as well. Women Travel story.
See show notes for this episode online at www.amidlifetraveler.com
Apr 23 2018
Rank #2: Why the Irish Love American Tourists + Irish People... Nosy or Friendly?
Short travel podcast featuring Killarney Ireland local, Allan O'Connor. Full show notes, description and resource links available at www.amidlifetraveler.com
Nov 13 2017
Rank #3: Why Whiskey Bottling Dates are Important; Scotland
From this episode:
"..the Government official can then take the count of the literage that went through that day and then count the bottles. If they don't add up, that whisky does not leave the distillery until they find the missing whisky."
A 10 year cask will lose a third of the contents of the barrel to evaporation. We refer to that as the Angel's Share. It's quite nice. Hopefully I've lived a good enough life, I'll become a whisky angel.
"If they unearth a 50 year and it tests below 39.5% alcohol it will not be classed as a neat spirit, therefore it cannot be classed as single malt and you've just wasted 50 years."
"So it can be, you know, quite a skill, quite an art to make the whisky."
Aug 15 2017
Rank #4: Killarney Ireland: 3 Reasons Why You Should Go There
In this episode, hear Laura share why she recommends travelers include Killarney if they are planning a trip to Ireland and the three things she really appreciated about Killarney from her visit. Then hear from Killarney local, Allan O'Connor about whether or not Killarney is the tourism capital of Ireland, and also the history of Killarney, including it's beginnings as a Victorian era, plus things to do in and around town.
Show notes and links for additional information on our website at www.amidlifetraveler.com
Guest note: Allan O'Connor is helpful Killarney local who is featured in multiple episodes of Amidlife Traveler podcast. Allan works at the iconic The Killarney Park Hotel as Business Development Manager, where he spends much of his time helping people discover and enjoy what Killarney and Ireland has to offer visitors.
Host note; The topics and shows featured in our Ireland series are based on our real experiences and opinions. This is not a paid program and is instead from our experiences in Ireland.
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Nov 20 2017
Rank #5: 10 minute Ireland? A preview of 25 Irish storytellers.
Nov 07 2017
Rank #6: Edinburgh; The Most Haunted City in the World? + Ghosts, Whiskey & Travel w/Get Your Guide
Oct 23 2017
Rank #7: Travel Can Change Your Life w Rachel Hill Solo Female Travel
Happy New Year from the Amidlife Traveler podcast! This episode is for anyone who has travel as a New Year Resolution…. or anyone who is interested in travelling and explore the world, but could use a little motivation or inspiration.
In this travel podcast episode, you will hear the story of Rachel Hill. She is an inspirer and travel blogger with an online business built around travel and helping others. But she wasn’t always this way. Not too many years ago, Rachel had a successful corporate career earning 6 figures at a Fortune Top 50 corporation, but felt unfulfilled and anxiety ridden.
Rachel made a courageous decision to walk away from that career to take a break, and found herself on a 3 month trip travelling in SE Asia by herself. That travel experience renewed Rachel’s strength, sense of self, and motivated her to build her life in new way. In this episode, you will hear Rachel’s story in her words.
This episode is about life empowerment and enjoyment through travel experiences and you’ll get to learn about her travel blog www.racheltravels.com and her mission to share her love of travel and encourage people to explore the world. As with all of our podcast episodes, we post show notes and links to Rachels’ blog our website at www.amidlifetraveler.com.
With that enjoy this episode… Happy New Year … and safe travels wherever you may go.
“It was life changing…for me travel really changed my life”
“When you get back… to your real world… or your real life, you have this new set of skills, and new set of confidence that you probably never even tapped into before.”
“You don’t know when your last breath is, so you just may as well just live it the fullest…right?”
Jan 01 2018
Rank #8: 3 Opinions on Cork Ireland, the Rebel County vs Dublin, & if Tourists Should Visit
When travel podcast host Laura planned her Ireland vacation, she included Cork but did not have activities planned other than a kayak tour. When asking about Cork from other visitors a common response was ‘Why are you going to Cork? What will you do there?”
Turns out there are a whole bunch of reasons why Ireland visitors might want to add Cork to their Ireland vacation plans. This great travel podcast episode, you will hear 3 opinions of Cork Ireland;
-American traveler Laura, from the Amidlife Traveler travel podcast
-Irishman Patrick McGrath who lives in Killarney today but grew up in Rosscommon
-Irishwoman Debbie B, who self-describes as “about as Cork as you can be”.
The conclusion? Cork is amazing, and yes tourists visiting Ireland should plan to stop there. Why? There is a unique charm to the Cork area that is a mix of modern urban edge, with stately historic respect. Plus, it’s surrounded by beautiful countryside to explore and have active adventures.
Show notes on this episode plus links to things to see and do in the Cork, Ireland area can be found at www.AmidlifeTraveler.com
Jan 11 2018
Rank #9: Remarkable Allie Sherlock 12 Year Old Street Musician from Cork Ireland
Allie has become somewhat of an internet star after she started singing in public and busking on the streets of Dublin and Cork in Ireland. She started doing this for her love of music and singing, but once the videos of Allie Sherlock singing in the streets, the fame for her talent grew. With millions of view on YouTube and a huge Facebook Fan group, Allie hit the internet again of a different ink in the summer of 2017 when it was reported that she turned down the opportunity to fly to the US be on the Ellen Degeneres show.
In Fall of 2017, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Cork,we happened across Allie Sherlock doing a live performance. We hadn't heard of her before, but watching and listening held us captive. This podcast episode shares a viewpoint of the experience of that day, a live recording of her music (accompanied by a video on YouTube) as she sang Adele's song Million Years Ago. It was powerful.
Allie's Dad, Mark Sherlock, took time to speak with us and then during a break also do a brief interview between songs. You can hear Allie and her Dad talk about how she got started in music after her Dad decided to take guitar lessons, the reactions of people who see Allie's performances, and Allie shares some of her current favorite artists. Enjoy!
About Allie Sherlock:
Allie Sherlock is a petite powerhouse with a huge smile and rich voice who is captivating people all across Ireland, and the internet. Allie is a busker, she performs on the streets of Ireland in both Dublin and Cork singing her heart out for the love of music and to sell CDs of her music. This podcast shares both a rare interview with Allie, and a song she sang in the city center of Cork Ireland.
For more show notes and resources about this podcast visit www.amidlifetraveler.com.
To get Allie's music on iTunes click here https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/allie-sherlock/1314464325
Jan 22 2018
Rank #10: Great Ireland Vacation Experiences w/Cindy of One Perfect Day In Travel
Feb 14 2018
Rank #11: 3 Great Breweries in Cork; Ireland Craft Beer
Our Irish storyteller guest today is Debbie B., a Cork native and local who knows her stuff when it comes to things to do around Cork and where to discover and great local restaurants, pubs and of course, craft breweries. She is the food and beverage supervisor at the historic and iconic Metropole Hotel located in the city center of Cork. As a native of Cork and descendant of the famous Michael Collins, Debbie is smart, friendly and welcoming host who can easily help visitors find and enjoy what Cork has to offer.
Dec 24 2017
Rank #12: Remembering Gaelic in Scotland's Modern Culture
This travel podcast episode is a is a rare treat that combines a personal story and also a brief audio lesson in Scottish Gaelic translation.
For the Scottish Gaelic audio lesson, you’ll hear specific examples going back to city names in Scotland that were named originally in Gaelic and have certain meaning, but in today’s English speaking world we just think of that as the name of that city, without realizing the Gaelic roots and significance of why the city has that name.
By personal story, you will hear a Scotsman's concern over the loss of Gaelic in Scotland over time, coming from a person who grew up speaking Scottish Gaelic. …
“So, I do worry about the loss of certain things within the language.”
“As the language changes, people just think it’s the name of something rather than having a meaning.”
“Inver, in the Gaelic language means, at the end of water.”
“So, it was a way of not just naming places, but giving them a description so that when people were traveling they could see it and they would find it.”
“I worry that, through that, we'll lose, forget, why things were named and what they were called.”
“Portree… it's called Port, as in harbor, and Ree as in the old Gaelic for king.”
“I don't want them to be forgotten for that.
For more detailed show note transcription of this travel podcast episode, please visit www.amidlifetraveler.com
#travel, #travelpodcast, #visitscotland, #gaelic, #scottishgaelic, #scottishhistory, #scotland, #scotlandculture, #inverness, #portree, #alnwick, #learnaboutscotland
Dec 16 2017
Rank #13: The TripAdvisor Effect: Can We Trust Online Reviews & the Myth of Scotland's Fairy Pools
TripAdvisor has been in the news this week with breaking story across media sites about how one London man managed to get his garden shed listed on TripAdvisor as a restaurant then through a series of fake photos and reviews earned the coveted #1 ranking for best restaurant in London. If you haven’t heard the story, there are four articles at our website www.amidlifetraveler.com that you can get the details of, and it’s a good story. But what is the after-affect of this? Will it make people question or wonder more about the accuracy of online travel planning websites with ratings and reviews, such as TripAdvisor?
(1)Tourists have Monkey-See / Monkey-Do habits
Tourists tend to follow other tourists. While it can start at vacation planning by choosing destinations, hotels, and activities based on ratings of others, it continues into the vacation often with mindless tourist photo safari mentality that has so many people taking pretty much the exact same photos.
(2) The internet is drastically shaping travel and setting expectations of tourists.
Travel booking sites with robust ratings and reviews are hugely influential for travelers for travel planning, for better or for worse.
(3) “The Fairy Pools” on Isle of Skye was a story made up by tour guides
According to this pioneer tour guide who has led tours to the area for more than 10 years, there was not a place in the Isle of Skye named the Fairy Pools, until guides started to call it that. What began years ago as a story to share with groups of backpackers, has today evolved into a place topping many ‘must see’ lists for Scotland.
For show notes and more information please visit www.amidlifetraveler.com
#visitscotland, #travel, #travelpodcast, #FairyPools, #IsleofSkye, #Scotland, #scotlandtravel, #vacationplanning #tripadvisor
Dec 11 2017
Rank #14: Ireland Vacation with the Mitchell Family, Making the Most of Teenage Years
During their kids' teenage years, the Mitchell's decided to spend the most of their time together as a family by not going on vacation to the same place twice. That decision led them to some amazing school break vacations, seeing about 10 different countries in the first two years.
You get to meet the Mitchells at a stop between tours in Belfast, Northern Ireland where they had just finished a black cab political taxi tour with Amidlife Traveler podcast host Laura H. Everyone was on a day tour from Dublin, Ireland that that included not only Belfast and the political tour, but also stopped at the Titanic Experience and spent much of the day at Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and drove along some stunning countryside and ocean view roads Northern Ireland.
Mar 06 2018
Rank #15: Opinions on British Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth is a Great Lady and Prince Harry is my Favorite
With Britain's Royal Family all over the news these days, sending quick congratulations from our little podcast to out to Prince William and Kate Middleton for their newest family addition and to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their upcoming wedding. May every one of you enjoy love and happiness together...
Apr 28 2018
Rank #16: Killarney Ghost Tour Experience w/ DB OConnor, Ireland
Looking to read the full story/show notes and get links Killarney Ghost Tour website and their TripAdvisor reviews? Click the link below.
Oct 31 2017
Rank #17: A Virtual Tour of Dublin's EPIC Museum - The Story of Irish Emigration
The museum opened in May 2016, starting around 350 on the list of things to do in Ireland. By October 2017, it was listed #8 on TripAdvisors list, and by Spring of 2018 it ranked #5. And, if you visit, you will see why too. While hopefully someday every person of Irish descent will have the opportunity to visit Ireland, as a placeholder we hope that you enjoy this unique opportunity to get a short audio tour from Rory Cummins of the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin.
Visit EPIC museum website here https://epicchq.com/
Show notes and other photos can be found here www.amidlifetraveler.com
Apr 03 2018
Rank #18: Take a Bike Ride in Killarney National Park, Ireland Vacation Idea
Our bike rental and friendly advice comes from the people at O'Sullivan's Cycling and you can find them online at www.osullivanscycles.com . The bike path map images that show the routes discussed can be found at our website at www.amidlifetraveler.com
Thanks for listening!
Mar 19 2018
Rank #19: Unexpected Ireland Adventure; Kayak Tour in Cork w Altantic Sea Kayaking
You can find Atlantic Sea Kayaking online at TripAdvisor, Facebook, or their website www.atlanticseakayaking.com
Show notes, links and photos from this tour and more ideas for Ireland hiking and kayaking adventure vacation tours are online at https://amidlifetraveler.com/kayak-tour-cork-ireland-active-adventure-vacation-idea/
Mar 26 2018
Rank #20: Can You Apply for Irish Citizenship? Trace Your Irish Heritage
https://www.irishfamilyhistorycentre.com/ https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/citizenship-by-birth-descent http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/irish_citizenship/irish_citizenship_through_birth_or_descent.html www.amidlifetraveler.com
Apr 11 2018