The Emerald Isle: 13 Stunning Ireland Discoveries

From cliffside ruins to rolling pastures and quaint, cozy villages, the stunning country of Ireland looks like something out of a storybook. Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland has a rich and complex history, including Viking invasion, 800 years of English rule and over 30,000 castles and castle ruins. And for those with a crippling fear of snakes, Saint Patrick himself was said to have banished the serpents long ago!

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, a quintessential Irish celebration, we’ve assembled some of the most spectacular Trover discoveries across the lush, green island.

1. The Cliffs of Moher in Clare, Ireland

Photo by shawn boyle

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Ireland: 9 Heart Pumping Emerald Isle Hikes

Ireland offers amazing accessible natural beauty with hundreds of hikes and nature trails. This is the country where legend says that the tallest cliffs that edge the sea were made by a giant and where proverbs wish that you may always walk in sunshine . This love of the outdoors combined and warm, welcoming Irish hospitality, means that hiking through Ireland is sure to be a wonderful experience. Grab your hiking boots and walking stick (and maybe your rain poncho just in case) and head out to the hiking trails of this beautiful green gem set in the deep blue sea.

1. Cliffs of Moher

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Photo by Nomad Moni.

2. Glendalough

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Photo by Murissa Maurice.

3. Wicklow Way

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Photo by Algirdis Sikiskis.

4. Killarney

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Photo by Emily Kelleher.

5. Gap of Dunloe

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Photo by Sara.

6. Ring of Kerry

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Photo by Stacie Wyatt.

7. Aran Islands

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Photo by Love to Travel.

8. Dingle Peninsula

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Photo by Sherry Ott.

9. Glencar Lake and Waterfall

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Photo by Caroline Slevin.

Find more beautiful hikes in Ireland here and here. Why not come on over to Trover.com for more inspiration and to meet your fellow travelers? We are all waiting to meet you.

12 Cheap Honeymoon Ideas That Don’t Feel Cheap

Weddings are expensive. But that shouldn’t mean you have to have skimp on the Honeymoon just to save a few bucks. It also shouldn’t mean you have to go into debt just to have a relaxing vacation with your new partner.

Thankfully, there are tons of great cheap honeymoon ideas that will save you money without feeling cheap. From overlooked tropical destinations to hidden getaways in your own backyard, there are hundreds of amazing alternatives to the big-ticket Honeymoon spots. To help get you started with the planning, we’ve picked 12 of our favorite Cheap Honeymoon Ideas That Don’t Feel Cheap:

1. Jamaica

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Trover photo by Jennifer Hott-Greenway

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13 Ledges That Will Test Your Fear of Heights

For fearless mountain climbers, the world offers no shortage of incredible cliffs, ledges, ridges, and mountain faces to tackle. But with the thrill of the climb and the reward of jaw-dropping views comes heights which can be paralyzing to some.

To save you the hard work and the crippling fear that might overcome you, we’ve assembled some of the most awesome ledges from around the world. Read on to see what your comfort zone is:

1. Trolltunga (“Troll’s Tongue”) cliff above Ringedalsvatnet Lake in Odda, Norway

Trover photo by Earth Trekkers

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7 Spots Every Game of Thrones Fan Needs to Visit

Though perhaps best known for its gory death scenes, HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones actually scores high on many production elements, from its intricate costumes to its awesome special effects.

As travelers and wanderlusters, though, our eyes go straight to the gorgeous locations around the world used for filming. With Season 5 now over and summer officially here, it’s time to pack your bags and tour some of the locations behind your favorite show:

1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland

This beech tree-lined road was used in the show as the Kings Road and the Dark Hedges of Armoy.

Trover photo by Randi Lynn

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