20 Surprising Sights in Northern Ireland

Black Bacon

Most likely Fermanagh’s most famous export is black bacon from O’Doherty’s Fine Meats. While the pigs live a glorious life on the Lough Erne shores, they enrich our lives through their nitrate free bacony goodness. Stop into O’Doherty’s Fine Meats in Enniskillen for a taste or two.

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The Titanic Experience

Umm… Why would Belfast want to celebrate the Titanic? It did sink, after all.

True, but as locals will tell you, it was floating when it left Belfast Harbor. After that, it was in the hands of an English captain.

The modern museum is one of the coolest I’ve been to and is worth a morning or afternoon on your itinerary.

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Londonderry (Derry)

Londonderry is a medieval walled city that’s filled with Northern Ireland history both past and present. Spend a day there exploring the city’s rich history and culture.

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American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.

Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.