What does one do in Ireland in 4 days? The answer would be – a lot. The tricky part about planning a trip to the country is deciding where to go given the many possible destinations each of which just begs to be explored. From bustling cities to the scenic countryside, Ireland is one place you would not mind getting lost into. If you are still undecided about your destination, here are some Ireland’s top places to explore and some of the best things to do while there. Dublin Every trip in Ireland deserves a pit stop in its capital city. Whether as your first and only destination or as one of the many on your trip, Dublin needs to be on your travel itinerary. There is no dearth of attractions to explore, especially if you are a book lover seeing that it is also a UNESCO City of Literature. Some of the city’s must-see sights are the picturesque Trinity College and its famous Long Room in the Old Library, Grafton Street and nearby areas, St. Stephen’s Green, the Guinness Storehouse, the many traditional pubs, and Dublin’s Temple Bar district among others. Cliffs of Moher The Cliffs of Moher is a popular tourist destination and one of the most visited places in Ireland. It is an enchanting place that defies description. You have to see the spectacular sight of the rugged and dramatic landscape, the stunning cliffs, and the magnificent scenery to understand why people from around the world are drawn to its beauty. Glendalough, Co. Wicklow Glendalough, also known as the valley of the two lakes, boasts of breathtaking scenery and natural attractions. This postcard-perfect place sits in County Wicklow and is home to the country’s historic and most important monastery. It is an idyllic place for meanderings with stunning lakes and many woodland trails that provide a setting for scenic walks or hikes.
Vacations are ideally a time for a relaxing getaway. While “relaxing” may take on different meanings for everyone, it would be safe to say that it could mean avoiding as much stress as possible. Traveling may not always be stress-free, but it does provide a great way to take a break from the usual grind. You may not be able to predict everything and ensure zero stress on your travels. But there are ways to make your vacation as restful and relaxing as possible.
Pack with convenience in mind. Traveling light can be a liberating experience. Imagine the convenience of traveling with only a carry-on luggage with you. It spares you from waiting for your baggage to be unloaded. And it can minimize or free you from baggage-related woes. You do not have to bring so much stuff with you wherever you are going. And that includes your work. To enjoy a relaxing vacation, you need to unload and let go of your worries so you can focus on recharging your mind, body, and spirit.
Follow your bliss. There is nothing more stressful than going on a vacation that you cannot even enjoy. Use the time away from home to do what makes you happy. If you are traveling with family or friends, carve out some time to spend on your own doing what you love.
Let go, if needed. Planning and preparation is important. But there may be times when you just have to breathe and just wing it. Control what you can and just prepare to deal with the unexpected. Overthinking or overplanning things can kill the excitement and spontaneity. The key is to try not overdoing things. Plan just enough to ensure a successful trip. But be ready to go with the flow and enjoy every moment while on the road.
Stay offline for as long as possible. Whether you are staying at home or spending your vacation time away from it, disconnecting is one of the relaxing vacation ideas you can adhere to. Use the time to experience the simple pleasures of doing things offline. Reconnect with nature or engage in activities that enrich your mind and body.
Find a suitable place for a truly relaxing trip. Take your relaxing vacation to new heights by picking a place that allows you to slow down and take time to rejuvenate. You can opt for destinations off the beaten tracks or go on a retreat somewhere far from the crowd. You can spend days in a cabin in the woods, an inn in the middle of nowhere that offers a rustic experience, a hot spring resort near verdant mountains, a quaint hotel near the beach, and more.