featured photo by Jonathan Nimerfroh
Offset from the rest of Europe by a channel that many have tried to cross, they harbor (pun not intended) immense history, subtle diversity, and endearing eccentricities. These are the British Isles — comprised largely of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and Ireland, not to mention the smaller six thousands isles surrounding! From the mystical mounds of Stonehenge to the magic bustle of Edinburgh and Belfast, these places — so geographically close and yet set so apart in many ways — are longstanding travel favorites. This week, we want our community to share the paths they’ve taken through the Isles, where you’ve left (or found) pieces of yourself, and — frankly — whether haggis is worth the hassle.
Join us this Thursday, May 26 from 2-3pm ET, to chat about everything between the Cliffs of Moher and the Channel! Find questions below.
If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:
Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Share a photo from a standout moment in your UK & Ireland travels. Where were you? Why is it special?
Q2 – 2:06pm EST
London, Glasgow, Dublin- these are just a few special hubs. Which one speaks most to you & your travel style? Why?
Q3 – 2:12pm EST
History is woven into the fabric of the UK & Ireland’s landscapes and cultures. What aspect of that heritage strikes you most?
Q4 – 2:18pm EST
Given the UK & Ireland’s unique geography, what’s your favorite mode of travel: car, train, boat, something else? Share a photo if you can!
Q5 – 2:24pm EST
Joyce’s Dubliners, Doyle’s Holmes in London — literature has a long tradition in the Isles. What place deserves its own tales? Why?
Q6 – 2:30pm EST
Time for a drink! Teatime or pub crawl — what’s more up your alley? Have a place to recommend?
Q7 – 2:36pm EST
What sets the Isles favorably apart from other travel destinations? Be specific!
Q8 – 2:42pm EST
Who would you take along on a UK & Ireland trip? Why? Tag them if you can!
Q9 – 2:48pm EST
Is there one hidden spot or underappreciated gem of the Isles you’d share with a newcomer? Show us!
Q10 – 2:55pm EST
Where in the UK or Ireland are you longing to explore next? What draws you there?