Being from the Midwest, we’re used to driving. A lot. From Lawrence, Omaha, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City are about 4 hours away, double that for Denver and Chicago. Long road trips are nothing, so we spent two weeks driving across Ireland, a country around the size of our home state. The longest drive we had was about 4 hours, and to all the Irish we spoke to this was way to long, but the scenery made the drive go by rapidly.
Dublin is known for its vibrant pub culture. At the heart of this culture are two things: beer and whisky. Some of the world’s most popular beer and whisky finds its home in Dublin, Jameson Irish Whisky and Guinness. Although Jameson is now distilled elsewhere in Ireland, both alcohols originated in Dublin and have spaces in the city for fans to tour. We did the Guinness tour and Jameson tour on the same day, and were somehow still able to stand after.