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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Tips for Teens Traveling in France

As we mark our first anniversary in October (go team!), new guest poster Jennifer L. brings a different, and very welcome, perspective to Travels With Child.  Call it a young-person's-eye view.  Call it important information for parents and teens to have.  Or, do like we do, and call it awesome. Welcome Jennifer! ~ Fran W.
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Friday, 12 September 2008

Like a Toddler in a Crystal Shop

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The Ireland package we found online (7 days accomodation, rental car/GPS, airfare for 3, etc. - for less than the price of competing airfares) included tickets to Blarney Castle and Waterford Crystal.   There were some other places in the Waterford area we wanted to see, so we daytripped to Waterford from Cork one particularly rainy day, stopping in Ardmore on the way back to look at a 9th-century frieze and soak up some of the glow from the HBO series "The Tudors."  (More about Ardmore and Gaeltacht areas later.)

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Sunday, 07 September 2008

How to get crayon off of a rental car

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The artist, at rest.
So while we were driving the Ring of Beara in Ireland, we exceeded the standard 3-hour window of in-the-car time by a lot.  We knew we what we were doing.  We'd broken the drive up with a walk in the woods, a visit to a tearoom, and an after-lunch romp in the local playground at Castletownbury.

We figured we were good to go. 

Yeah.  Ok, so then, while waiting for one of us to come out of a restroom that happened to be attached to a craft gallery (oh [...]More
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