What to Expect: Clearing US Immigration in Dublin, Ireland

As travellers, sometimes we have to get clever when it comes to finding flight deals.  Back in the summer, it was cheaper for me to fly from Chicago to London Stansted, transferring in Dublin (and even getting a hotel for the night!), than it was flying direct from Chicago into Heathrow or Gatwick.  One HUGE benefit of flying through Dublin, is that Dublin airport is one of only a handful of airports in the world where you can actually cross the American border while still being in a different country.  Here’s my experience of clearing US Immigration in Dublin.

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How to Spend 2 Days in Dublin, Ireland

Sometimes when you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  I this post I share my tried and tested itinerary on what to see in Dublin in 2 days!  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat in Dublin and where I stayed!

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Something Different in Dublin: Wakedock

I thought I’d share my favourite thing I’ve done in Dublin, Ireland! If you’re after something that doesn’t involve alcohol or museums but is something a bit more active and challenging, yes, right in the city centre, I think I’ve found it!  Located at the Grand Canal Dock (roughly a 25 minute walk from the main centre) is Wakedock, a cable wake boarding park!  What is wake boarding?  Think snowboarding, mixed with water skiing and you’re not far off!  I first learnt to wakeboard behind a speed boat, cable parks eliminate the boat.  The tow rope is attached to a cable that runs above the dock and uses a control box to stop, start and control it’s speed.

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Chocolate Guinness Cake – British Recipes to take Stateside!

This is the first post in a series all about the British recipes I will be taking with me when I emigrate to America!  I can hardly take a whole fish and chip shop with me, and lets face it, it just wouldn’t be the same unless it’s wrapped in paper and you’re sitting on a sea wall!  But there are some English dishes I can replicate once I’m there!  It’s going to be a learning curve for me, I like to think I’m pretty good at making cakes, but I’m going to learn how to cook English meals from scratch too!  But first up, I’ll stick to what I know – Chocolate Guinness Cake!  (Yes I’m aware Guinness isn’t technically British!!!)  Originally a Nigella Lawson recipe which I’ve tweaked slightly to suit my tastes.  Mainly more beer and a little less sugar!

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