Northern Ireland

Getting Off the Beaten Path in Northern Ireland

A Guide to Getting off the Beaten Path in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland is massively popular with Game of Thrones fans, as well as being home to the Giant’s Causeway, one of the world’s best-known natural wonders. Yet outside of these two huge tourist draws, Northern Ireland offers rich pickings for the adventurous traveler. This …

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Travel to Scotland and Ireland

Ask GoMad Nomad: Travel to Scotland and Ireland

Travel to Scotland and Ireland Dear GoMad Nomad, What do you know about travel to Ireland and Scotland? Sincerely, Lee   Hi Lee, It’s been more than a decade since I’ve been to either place, so I’m far from being an expert at these destinations, but I do remember my favorites. One of our writers, …

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giant's causeway

Photo of the Week: Giant’s Causeway

Photo of the Week: Giant’s Causeway The Giant’s Causeway is a series of 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns thought to have been formed from rapidly cooling lava some 50-60 million years ago. In the morning, I left my hostel in Portrush on a rented bicycle and peddled the 10 miles through a strong headwind along the …

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