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The Most Fun Trip to Dublin and Edinburgh

Friday February 17, 2023

In today’s Podcast Episode:

Do you travel during the holidays? We love to go somewhere where the holiday decor is bright and sparkling. We don’t always leave on December 26th, however! Travel during the holiday season can be challenging, but it is also a unique time of year to see a new destination.

We tried something new, and we traveled to Dublin, Ireland, and Edinburgh, Scotland, to enjoy the holiday cheer and spend New Year’s Eve watching the fireworks display over the historic Edinburgh Castle. It was EPIC! 

trip to Dublin

A Spectacular Trip to Dublin & Edinburgh

Was it cold? Yes, but no more than where we live in the Pacific Northwest! However, during this episode, I will share our New Year’s Eve adventure, standing in 32 degrees in the pouring rain, waiting for the Pet Shop Boys (you may remember them?) to begin their Hogmanay Concert!

What is Hogmanay? You will learn that too! It is the Scottish word for New Year’s Eve.

I also share how I plan a trip and that, in addition to personal research and asking other travelers, I go to Pinterest! Pinterest is the #2 or #3 (depending upon who you ask) search engine! It has been super helpful to me. Here is a link to my Pinterest: HERE!

In this fun and comedy-filled episode (I have some stories), you will hear about our favorite spots in Dublin, which includes a visit to Guinness, Jameson Distillery, and the museum where U2 is front and center.

I share my insider perspective on Edinburgh, a city that stole our hearts, and about a restaurant where they celebrate the history of witches. Our trip to Dublin and Edinburgh was delicious too!

trip to Dublin
This is the Scallop dish I talk about! To die for

I am happy to share the links below to favorite restaurants, city sights, and a couple of tips for easy travel. Make your reservations in advance for everything!! Travel is BACK, and you will save yourself disappointment and hassle.

Also, did you know we have a travel and book store on Amazon? I share my favorite things just for you!

You can listen to this episode at the top of this page and wherever you listen to your podcasts.


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"Dublin & Edinburgh are magical, they stole our hearts"

— Suzanne Stavert

Show Notes


Special Links From This Episode!

These are the hotels, restaurants, and unique places. You are welcome!

Dublin, Ireland

Hotel: The Westbury

Favorite Restaurants:



Marco Pierre White


The Hairy Lemon, Trinity Bar

Shopping – Grafton Street


Dublin Castle

EPIC Museum

Guinness Storehouse

Jameson Whiskey Distillery

Pearse Lyons Distillery

Big Bus

St Patrick Cathedral

Trinity College

Temple Bar

The Little Museum of Dublin

St Stephen’s Park

Edinburgh, Scotland

Hotel – Nira Caledonia

Hogmanay” – The Scots word for New Year’s Eve. It means the last day of the old year.

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Dean Village

Carlton Hill

Arthur’s Seat

Holyrood Palace

Favorite Restaurants

Scran & Scallie


The Witchery

Tea at Palm Court – The Balmoral


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