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Love Letter to Kenmare, Everyone's Irish Hometown

on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:27
Kenmare, on the Ireland Untour

You won’t find a more charming and picturesque village than Kenmare, Untours' hometown in County Kerry. Kenmare, the anglicized version of the Irish name “Ceann Mara” (head of the sea) is nestled on Kenmare Bay and surrounded by mountains and hills, including Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil. The town and surrounding areas offer much to experience and discover, not the least of which is the spectacular scenery and friendly locals.

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Around the World in 2.5 Minutes: Take a Spin with Ventures

on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:57
Safari, cruises and other adventure with Ventures

It’s a big and exciting world out there. Sometimes you want to move a little more, or stretch a little further. If it is the motion you crave, and you want to cover more territory in Europe, a river cruise may be your thing. Or you may want to strike beyond Europe. Maybe some adventure in Cuba, some wildlife in South Africa, or the beauty of the Costa Rican coast. Our Ventures are just the ticket. Here are a couple minutes of inspiration to get you going.

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A Trip Through Provence

on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 13:03
Provence markets on an Untour

Here is a little armchair travel through Provence. Our quick video tour will help you relive good memories of the French countryside or will whet you appetite for some travel in the beautiful south of France. Either way, enjoy...

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Spiderman of Greece: Christos Saves the Day!

on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 09:40
Christos saves the day on the Greece Untour

A favorite Untours memory comes from our Greece Untour, and a daring rescue. Some guests of ours in Nafplio were having trouble with their building lock. They called on Christos, our Untours host. He quickly jumped on his scooter and drove over to help. When his key did not work either, he tried to pick the lock, but without success. He went back to his office and got some tools. Back in St. Georges Square he climbed up on his scooter and scaled the wall, climbing up on the drain pipe and hanging on to the wires on the outside of the building, true Spiderman style.

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Meet Our Local Ireland Host: Neil Harrington

on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:25

Meet Our Local Ireland Host: Neil Harrington

Ireland is flourishing with things to do and see. From the rolling hillsides around County Kerry to the gorgeous state parks and nature preserves, Ireland is as green as its reputation claims. Besides its outstanding nature, Ireland has many bustling towns and of course the city of Dublin to enjoy. But what should visitors really see while there? Why see Ireland on an Untour? And what is craic?! We have interviewed our local County Kerry Host, Neil Harrington to find out!

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28 Days of Travel: Untourists Gerald and Lynda in Europe

on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:12
Lynda and Gerald's Twenty Eight Days of Travel UNtour

Untourists, Gerald and Lynda Taylor sure love to travel. So much so that they recently shipped out to Europe for four weeks to live like locals. Starting in the gorgeous Nafplio, Greece apartments they travelled around Greece visiting famous sites like Acropoli, Delphi, and Mycenae. After spending two weeks with the gods, they flew north to arrive in the lovely Austrian town of Kuchl. Here their storybook-like Untours house was waiting. But let's first start from the beginning of this adventure...

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To Basel and Beyond: Contemporary Art and Design in Switzerland

on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:47
Art on a Swiss Untour, Basel

We love to talk (and write) about the sylvan beauty of small Swiss mountainside villages, pristine lakes and hiking trails, and the old traditions of the Alps. Don’t ever doubt our love of cows and their pastures. But remember the Swiss are at the forefront of modern and contemporary art and design, as creators and collectors. Art Basel draws a high profile international art crowd in its annual multinational exhibits of modern and contemporary art and design. While that may not be your scene, here are some good suggestions for the art and design geeks in your travel party.

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Switzerland and Austria for Two: James and Alice’s Story

on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 11:03
Untours Switzerland and Austria

Two-time Untourists, Alice and James Wootton, spent last October eating and hiking their way about Switzerland and Austria. Below is a photo blog of all the beautiful sights and delicious foods they enjoyed on their Untour.

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Sue Tells All: Favorite work and family memories from Untours

on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:59
Sue on the Umbria Untour

It was a VERY cold spring day (the kind of day you never quite pack right for) in Umbria for the olive oil tasting group event. It was held in an unheated stone walled building on the farm. It was a great event. We learned so much about extra virgin olive oil. But nothing ever tasted so good as the warm grilled bread with garlic and new olive oil. It really warmed all of us in the group.

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To Dublin! To Dublin!

on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:11
St. Patrick's in Dublin

Many guests on the Ireland Untour will wish to visit Dublin. Though it is about a 4 hour drive from Dublin to Kenmare, home of the Irish Untour in County Kerry, we encourage guests to explore this city before or after their week(s) in the Irish countryside. Here are some helpful details and travel tips to help you get the most out of this vibrant, culture-rich city.