Deciding on a vacation destination is always challenging because the possibilities are nearly limitless.

From western Colorado, you have essentially three options when it comes to vacation. You can plan a nice vacation within the borders of Colorado, take a trip to another state, or travel abroad. Obviously, a lot of factors go into each individual's decision.

If you have ever thought about visiting a foreign country, maybe this is the year you should make it happen.  You owe it to yourself to at least look into it and see if an international vacation is right for you in 2020.

I will be traveling to Ireland in October along with some of our listeners from the Grand Valley. I think it would be really cool to explore the sights of Ireland with other people from Colorado. I want to give you five solid reasons why this trip to Ireland might be your perfect vacation destination.

  • 1

    IRELAND'S SAFETY LEVEL IS HIGH

    You might have some apprehension about traveling abroad because of safety concerns and that is understandable. However, according to TravelSafeAbroad.com, Ireland overall is very safe. Compared to other European countries, crime is relatively is low. Transportation is considered safe and reliable, and the risk of a natural disaster is extremely low. As with any destination,  you always want to be alert vigilant, and exercise common sense.

  • 2

    IRELAND IS STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL

    Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with stunning landscapes and amazing views. If you love the natural wonders of nature's beauty, it just doesn't get any better than this. Ireland is well-known around the world for its gorgeous scenery.

  • 3

    IT'S LESS CROWDED

    Ireland is a popular vacation destination with about 8 million visitors a year. However, that pales in comparison to other tourist destinations like France (87 million) and Spain(82 million) which means you don't have the huge crowds of tourists that you're likely to have in many other countries.
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  • 4

    AMAZING HISTORY

    Ireland has been around for a long, long time and boasts of an amazing history including medieval Ireland, the Celts, the Viking invasion, the spread of Christianity and much more. It's been reported that more than 30,000 castles and castle ruins are scattered across the Irish landscape.

  • 5

    EXPERTS HANDLE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS

    One of the best things about this tour of Ireland is that all the arrangements are made by travel experts including air travel, hotels, transfers, and ground transportation. They also plan and arrange the sightseeing experiences while we're there, plus give us some opportunities to explore on our own.