With top restaurants, renowned cookery schools, great produce and vibrant delis – Ireland is one of Europe’s top gourmet destinations, so why not go on a voyage of discovery to really tickle the taste buds? Explore Ireland’s rich, bounteous larder and discover a raft of excellent fresh produce, glisteningly fresh seafood, and some of the best fine dining in Europe.
Try a new take on the classics
When first traveling to Ireland, you may expect to eat every version of corned beef and cabbage under the sun, but you will be pleasantly surprised with the diverse selection of options. Ireland is undergoing a culinary renaissance as chefs transform traditional Irish dishes into lighter entrees, capitalizing on the freshest of local ingredients, particularly seafood. At the Mustard Seed Echo Lodge, herb salmon is broiled to perfection. If looking for the classics, don’t fret as a home-cooked, hearty Irish meal can still be found all over the country.
Take a cooking class
In addition to feasting, visitors can acquire new cooking skills under the tutelage of culinary geniuses in magnificent settings such as Dunbrody Country House Hotel, the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagorry and the Belle Isle School of Cookery on the shores of Belle Isle in the Fermanagh Lakeland region.
Experience a new culture
Outside of Irish eats, finding ethnic cuisines is becoming increasingly common in cities like Dublin where you’ll find top-notch sushi, pizza, and burritos. In fact, burritos are so popular in Ireland that you can expect waits at places like Boojum, where high-quality, blissful burritos are made for hungry crowds. Feel free to try one of the many ethnic restaurants when in Ireland as you may find a new favorite cuisine!
If you’re looking to partake in Ireland’s uprising of delicious, inventive eats, check out our group tours traveling to Ireland in 2019. Or contact a travel consultant to customize a trip from start to finish.
Written by Colleen Alsberg
Fox World Travel Tour Manager
There’s something about Ireland that draws you in. Maybe it’s the relaxing, rolling green hills of the Irish countryside, dotted with sheep and beautiful field rock fences. Maybe it’s the diversity of the scenery, from stately castle ruins, or the stark, desolate Burren or the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. Mostly, it’s the Irish people that will guide you to your love of Ireland.
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Aboard Norwegian Epic®, you’re free to design your days just as you’d like, with ultimate flexibility to dine, play and lounge at your leisure. A day at sea may begin with an adrenaline rush as you plunge down a 200-foot waterslide and end in total relaxation at the spa. Select from more than 15 dining options, including Mediterranean flavors inspired by your ports of call and classic steakhouse fare; kick back poolside with a fruity cocktail or spend an evening sipping single-malt whiskey when you select from 10 unique bars and lounges.
By Rose Gray
Tomorrow, I’ll be leaving on another South Africa vacation with another group of Fox World Travel intrepid travelers. It was exactly one year ago that I was there, and the anticipation and excitement of showing this beautiful country to more of the “Fox Faithful” is building (maybe this will inspire me to start packing). Much of the itinerary is the same, but we are doing something a little different at Victoria Falls. Last year the group stayed at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel, and while it was wonderful, I asked African Travel, the tour operator that helped us craft this customized itinerary, if there was another option that might offer another wildlife experience and they suggested The Elephant Camp. I checked it out online and said YES, this is exactly what I was looking for.
If you’d like to follow Rose on her travels throughout South Africa, follow Fox on Instagram at @foxworldtravel.
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by Denise Pedersen
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sun peering in your window and hearing the roosters crowing in the morning; The view outside your window is the Adriatic Sea in the distance. That is how my day started every day in the Lovorno Villa – called “Agriturizm Kameni Dvori.”
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At first, I think it must be a mistake, this is ridiculous. Then I remember, today is the day—I am visiting Machu Picchu.
I hurriedly brush my teeth and start putting on the layers of clothing I laid out the night before. It’s fall in Peru in an El Niño year, and, if all my travel experience has taught me anything, it’s anything can and will happen when it comes to the weather. The morning will likely be bone-chillingly cold and the afternoon could be hot, humid and sunny. So far, my time in Peru has been dreary and wet, so I don’t get my hopes up, but I am prepared for anything.
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