Becca Caldwell

Raleigh, NC

Where did you travel to Becca?:

What made you want to travel to Ireland?:

“I had always wanted to visit Ireland and Tenon Tours gave me the opportunity to see the entire countryside and stick to a budget!”

Who did you travel with on this journey?:
“I’m recently married, no children, and this trip served as our honeymoon. When we were married in 2014 we didn’t have time or money to travel so we saved and made it happen in 2016.”

What were the top 3 places to visit while you were in Ireland?:
“Kinsale, Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. We made it to all three areas and loved each! The Cliffs of Moher and the Arans lived up the hype and I’m glad we took time at each spot. We also loved the small seaside feel of Kinsale and spent 2 days exploring and eating our way around town.”

*Tough question alert! What was the best part about your vacation?:
“Being able to set our own schedule and take time in the places that were most important to us. Since we drove ourselves we were able to experience so much more of Ireland than if we’d traveled by tour bus.”

What made you want to work with Tenon Tours for this trip?:

“Tenon Tours had great testimonials and was affordable for us. Plus they helped us add on a 4 day side trip to Paris.”

Do you have anything that you wish to add about your personal travel specialists?:

“Barb and Cara were great. It was easy to book and even easier to plan.”

Do you wish you prepared better for any specific part of the trip?:
“I wish we’d had driving practice for those tiny Irish roads!”

Do you have any advice to offer about the weather?:

“Always carry a raincoat. But you will be pleasantly surprised how much sunshine you’ll get to experience too.”

Did travel protection come in handy for you?:

“We did purchase and ended up not needing it. But as we flew standby and were driving a small rental car it was a relief to know we had it just in case.”

Did you have the opportunity to meet any new friends along the way?:
“The B&B owners were each delightful and we liked hearing their stories as we traveled across the country.”

What are your favorite souvenirs you brought home?:
“Many wonderful memories and 1000s of photographs.”

Were there any unplanned parts of your trip that wound up turning into one of your favorite travel stories?:

“Stumbling into a small Irish pub in Kinsale and hearing some of the best traditional music of our whole trip. We heard it from the street and had to stop in. Before we knew it was dark and late into the evening. A wonderful experience.”

As you were traveling to celebrate your marriage, what was your favorite romantic activity?:
“We celebrated our anniversary in Dublin- wandering the city, having a delicious dinner and then taking part in a musical pub crawl.”

Do you have any final comments to add about your trip?:
“We loved it! I can’t wait to return at some point in life. Thank you TT for an amazing vacation.”

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