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Some of the World's Most Haunted Places

There are certain haunted places where the restless spirits of the night linger. They manifest as eerie voices and strange perfumes; they move things …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Why Do Ireland Tourism Ads Always Show Castles?

For the record, the Republic of Ireland boasts 516 castles. Just hold that thought for now.<p>In the wide world of travel marketing, national tourism …

How tweeting a story of a secret abortion shocked Ireland

In Ireland, abortion rights are deeply contentious. The population is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic. And when Janet Ni Shuilleabhain chose to tweet about her experience having an abortion, it went viral. At the time, she was the guest curator of the @Ireland Twitter account, which has 20,000 …

Top 10 Grand St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Travel<p>Get your high-steppin’ Irish on from Southie to the Costa Blanca.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>New York City, New York</b> <br>www.nycstpatricksparade.org/ <br>The granddaddy of all St. Patrick’s Day parades (the first was staged in 1762 by homesick Irishmen serving in the …

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Photography & Travel Product Reviews

29 Photos That Will Awaken Your Inner Explorer

The world is just awesome, and there are some photographers who are lucky enough to live in and travel to these astonishing places. If you can't visit these places yourself, here's the next best thing!<p>1. An ice cave in Iceland<p>Exclusively in Winter (Ice Cave) by Jacky CW on 500px<p>2. Leshan Giant …

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Ruby Falls Are An Instagrammer's Dream

Behold: Ruby Falls!<p>It's really a stunning sight. Roughly 1,120 feet below ground near Chattanooga, Tennessee sits the nation's largest and deepest waterfall (that's open to the public).<p>Named Ruby Falls for the founder's wife, the 145-foot fall opened to the public in 1930 (it sits near the …

Travel Oregon Takes on the 7 Wonders of the World in New Ad Campaign

Travel Oregon thinks it is pretty wonderful, and the state tourism agency is making its biggest marketing investment ever to argue its case.<p>“All we …

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …