…in more ways than one! I’ve checked out the best flights and found affordable medical insurance, and now I need to research the big questions of where to walk and where to sleep. The Waymarked Ways of Ireland site should go a long way toward helping me plan my route. Lots of hostel directories display a very limited selection, but Hostelz.com and Hostels.com are more complete. Check out one of my favorite hostels, the Rainbow Hostel in Doolin, Co. Clare.
And now that I’ve got my gorgeous backpack (more on that later) and I think I’ve found pair of hiking boots to break in, it’s time to get in some sort of shape. When you don’t ski, winters in New England can be pretty sedentary, so I’ll soon be taking walks with my backpack – even if it’s just down the sidewalk!