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Dublin Game Of Thrones Tour…It’s 14-Hours Of Pain

Dublin Game Of Thrones Tour…It’s 14-Hours Of Pain

Dublin has many tours to see Game Of Thrones film locations. If you were thinking of going, read this review first. If I could travel back in time, I would not do this again. It’s 14 hours!

Radisson Blu Royal Dublin, Hotel Review: High Expectations and High Disappointments

Radisson Blu Royal Dublin, Hotel Review: High Expectations and High Disappointments

When you’re staying in a hotel that costs $400/night, you’re going to have really high expectations. This review will show you what you get for that price at the Radisson Blu Royal Dublin.

Avoiding Burning To Death At The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin

Avoiding Burning To Death At The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin

I was surprised how expensive hotels are in Dublin. If you’re looking for a place to stay around Dublin city center, expect to pay $250+ per night. That’s just the starting point for hotel pricing, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel was $400/night…if you used cash. But most importantly, I hope your hotel doesn’t burn to the ground while you’re sleeping. (more…)

Staying Under Budget And Over Another Person: Jacobs Inn Hostel Dublin

Staying Under Budget And Over Another Person: Jacobs Inn Hostel Dublin

I spent 3 nights in this hostel for $25/night while hotels in the same area were going for about $250/night. Even though I like the comfort of having my own space, the hostel was the fiscally responsible choice.

Dublin By Bike Tour Review: A Quick Ride Through Dublin

Dublin By Bike Tour Review: A Quick Ride Through Dublin

The Dublin By Bike Tour is informative, but not engaging. It’s like taking a bike tour with Wikipedia.

Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka

Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka

I booked an actual hotel for the next night after the capsule hotel but in Japan it’s RARE to have early check-in.  I got up early and was checked out of the capsule hotel by 07:00.  From Osaka, it’s only an hour train ride to Kyoto. (more…)

Wow Air Flight LAX-KEF: A Good/Bad Deal

Wow Air Flight LAX-KEF: A Good/Bad Deal

Wow! This flight was budget. I got a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to Dublin (with a 19 hour layover in Iceland) for $330.  That price included seat selection (7A window sea), priority boarding and a carry-on bag.

Kinosaki Onsen Review: A Hot Spring Town in Japan

Kinosaki Onsen Review: A Hot Spring Town in Japan

Kinosaki Onsen Review: A Japanese hot spring town about 3.5 hours North of Osaka. Kinosaki Onsen is a Japanese Onsen town about 3.5 hours North of Osaka. I don’t do a lot of hot springs but wanted to go for the experience. It was relaxing […]

Ramen Review: Japan’s Tenkaippin Ramen Chain

Ramen Review: Japan’s Tenkaippin Ramen Chain

The thickest tonkotsu broth you’ll ever have! It’s good, but very heavy and salty. You’ll enjoy the first few bites then feel sick after if you aren’t prepared…and yet it’s still good!

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Kirin Beer Factory Tour: Free Beer! Free Tour!

Kirin Beer Factory Tour: Free Beer! Free Tour!

This is going to sound unbelievable, but it’s true! If you go on the Kirin Beer Factory Tour they give you free beer and snacks at the tour.