Reason 23 - Whiskey

    by Alison Nikula on Nov 26, 2019, 10:03:16 AM

    We’re back from a several-month hiatus and celebrating with a wee dram (and also apologizing for not great audio)! ...

    Reason 22 - British Beer

    by Alison Nikula on May 1, 2019, 11:46:58 AM

    On this episode of 50 reasons to Visit Britain: Beer festivals in America VS the UK. We compare and contrast, drink...

    Reason 21 - British Recipes

    by Alison Nikula on Apr 18, 2019, 11:49:24 AM

     

    This week on 50 Reasons to Visit Britain Joe gets on a soapbox to express his long standing love for curry, Chips vs...

    Reason 20 - Castles in England

    by Alison Nikula on Mar 20, 2019, 2:16:00 PM

    On this episode of 50 reasons to Visit Britain Joe all but phone’s a friend and asks the audience for this week’s...

    Reason 19 - Castles in Scotland

    by Alison Nikula on Mar 13, 2019, 12:43:04 PM

    On this episode of 50 reasons to Visit Britain we recount our days of castle roaming and monster hunting, we’ve got a...

    Reason 18 - Castles in Wales

    by Alison Nikula on Feb 28, 2019, 10:21:07 AM

    On this episode of 50 reasons to Visit Britain get ready for your weekly dose of botched pronunciations, Caitlin’s on...

    Reason 17 - One Day Drives

    by Alison Nikula on Feb 26, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

    On this episode of 50 reasons to Visit Britain we get ready to pack our bags after this week’s Buzzfeed Quiz, Caitlin...

    Reason 16 - The North Coast 500

    by Alison Nikula on Feb 19, 2019, 11:02:00 AM

    On this episode of 50 reasons to Visit Britain we discuss a region where Westeros got its inspiration, Caitlin proves...

    Reason 16: Castle Hotels

    by Joe Donnellan on Feb 19, 2019, 11:02:00 AM

    Today, we kick off a new theme on Castles and we take a look at the first of three different types of castle – Castle...

    Reason 14 - The Great West Way

    by Alison Nikula on Feb 11, 2019, 2:36:57 PM

    This is 50 reasons to Visit Britain, on today's episode we dive into The Great West Way! We debate over a popular...

    Reason 14: The Language

    by Joe Donnellan on Feb 5, 2019, 12:13:02 PM

    Communication is key – especially in Ireland’s culture. We delve into the Irish language this week and take a look at...

    Reason 13 - Language

    by Alison Nikula on Feb 5, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

    This is 50 reasons to Visit Britain, on today's episode we dive into languages of the UK! English vs. American accent....

    Reason 12: Music

    by Joe Donnellan on Feb 1, 2019, 8:53:43 AM

    Continuing our theme of culture, we suggest that Irish music is a good enough reason to visit the island. It’s a pretty...

    Reason 12 - Music

    by Alison Nikula on Jan 29, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we Spice Up Your Life with references to one of the worst films...

    Reason 11 - Writers and Poets

    by Amy Germano on Jan 22, 2019, 12:54:51 PM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today's show we get chipper and cheerful with some Charles Dickens...

    Reason 10 - Snowdonia

    by Amy Germano on Oct 30, 2018, 10:24:04 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we discuss how Buzzfeed wows us again with its spot-on quiz...

    Reason 9 - The Cotswolds

    by Amy Germano on Oct 16, 2018, 11:24:46 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we discuss cheese traveling at a pace faster than a semi-truck,...

    Reason 8 - Argyll & The Isles

    by Amy Germano on Oct 2, 2018, 1:00:00 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we move on to covering the west isles of Scotland, Caitlin...

    Reason 7 - Cairngorms

    by Amy Germano on Sep 18, 2018, 10:01:18 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we zoom in on the Scottish Highlands for the first time with...

    Reason 6 - Pembrokeshire

    by Amy Germano on Sep 4, 2018, 1:00:00 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we venture into Wales for the first time this series, Joe’s way...

    Reason 5 - Devon and Cornwall

    by Amy Germano on Aug 21, 2018, 7:00:00 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we visit the two most south western counties in England, Joe...

    Reason 4 - The Lake District

    by Amy Germano on Aug 7, 2018, 9:07:26 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today’s show we take an in-depth look at the Lake District in Northern...

    Reason 3 - Other Movies & TV Shows

    by Amy Germano on Jul 24, 2018, 8:12:50 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today's episode we check out some iconic filming locations for classic movies...

    Reason 2 - Outlander

    by Amy Germano on Jul 10, 2018, 8:49:25 AM

    This is 50 Reasons to Visit Britain, on today's episode we take a look at some wonderful places that inspired the show...

    Reason 1 - Harry Potter

    by Joe Donnellan on Jun 26, 2018, 3:18:52 PM

    Episode 1 is here! In this episode we step inside the magical world of Harry Potter filming locations 
    • We dedicate...

    Reason 0 - Introduction to Britain

    by Joe Donnellan on Jun 22, 2018, 4:06:01 PM

    We’ve got some pretty good news to share… much like every moderately successful tv show from the 90s, we’re coming...

    Episode 50: For the Craic

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:58:37 AM

    Episode 50 is here! This is the last podcast in the 50 Reasons to Visit Ireland series. This week Caitlin and Joe...

    Episode 49: For the Family

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:57:05 AM

    During episode 48 Caitlin and Joe sit down with special guest, Ava, to talk to her about Ireland. She tells us her...

    Episode 48: For the Adventure

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:55:09 AM

    During episode 48, Caitlin and Joe discuss the wide variety of adventure in Ireland. Among these adventures are...

    Episode 47: Because You Got Married

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:53:56 AM

    During episode 47 Caitlin and Joe talk about the best couple destinations in Ireland. Learn all about Joe’s Ireland...

    Episode 46: Because it’s Christmas

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:49:33 AM

    In episode 46 learn all about the Christmas traditions of Ireland. Caitlin and Joe talk about the best Christmas...

    Episode 45: For the Hidden Gems

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:33:16 AM

    We welcome Caitlin’s dear friend Josh to the podcast this week. He sits down with us as we discuss the hidden gems of...

    Episode 44: Because You Like to Run

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:31:56 AM

    Ireland is a very popular place for runners and people who enjoy the outdoors. This week we sit down with our...

    Episode 43: For The Photos

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:26:32 AM

    This week Joe sits down with photographer Manuel Palacios who recently traveled to Ireland to take some incredible...

    Episode 42: Mythology & Folklore

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:25:14 AM

    Irish mythology and folklore is unlike any other form. The mythology features gods that are surrounded in mystery....

    Episode 41: Sligo

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:23:42 AM

    Sligo is along the northwest coast of Ireland. The name ‘Sligo’ translates to ‘Shelly River’ which is due to a large...

    Episode 40: Westport

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:20:58 AM

    Westport is located in Country Mayo along Ireland’s west coast. It is a popular tourist attraction with rich ancient...

    Episode 39: Killarney

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:19:25 AM

    This week is all about Ireland’s Adventure Capital. The area has beautiful landscapes to explore like the Killarney...

    Episode 38: The Irish Pub

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:17:11 AM

    Pull up a chair, order a pint and raise a glass with us to the most iconic pubs in the world.

    • In case you haven’t...

    Episode 37: Dublin

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:15:31 AM

    This week we discuss the largest city in Ireland: Dublin. The Emerald Isle’s capital is located at the mouth of the...

    Reason 36: Cork

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:14:16 AM

    This week we discuss the Rebel City of Cork. The city is situated along River Lee which divides to break the city...

    Reason 35: Belfast

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:11:36 AM

    There’s no place like Belfast – at least, Caitlin thinks so. We discuss all the must-see spots found in Northern...

    Reason 34: Kilkenny

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:10:13 AM

    We take a 50 Reasons stroll down the Marble City’s Medieval Mile and break down some of its most historical, cultural...

    Reason 33: Derry~Londonderry

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:08:56 AM

    Reason 32: Galway

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 11:06:13 AM

    • Catch a live stream of Galway via the Claddagh Webcam.
    • Discover more of the musical, vibrant West End here.
    • Listen...

    Reason 31: Irish Tea & Coffee

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:56:42 AM

    It’s Barry’s Vs. Lyons in the ultimate 50 Reasons taste test and we tell the story of how the infamous Irish coffee...

    Reason 30: Irish Whiskey

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:52:35 AM

    We celebrate the “water of life” and the very best Irish whiskey. Bottoms up!

    • Judge for yourself if you agree with...

    Reason 29: Irish Beer

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:49:52 AM

    We raise a glass to Ireland (and Irish pubs in Boston) as we sample Irish beer and explore its rich flavor in Reason...

    Reason 28: Irish Stout

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:48:30 AM

    Episode 28 explores the most popular Irish Stouts including Murphy’s, Beamish and of course, Guinness. Caitlin and...

    Reason 19.5: Game of Thrones

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:46:54 AM

    This bonus episode talks all things Game of Thrones. Special guest, Katie recently traveled to Iceland and tells us...

    Reason 27: Traditional Irish Recipes

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:45:13 AM

    The Traditional Irish Recipes episode takes a closer look at some celebrity Irish chefs, cooking experiences you can...

    Reason 26: Farm to Fork

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:43:49 AM

    The Farm to Fork (or table) movement in Ireland is one that is all about enjoying good food but also about trusting...

    Reason 25: Ireland’s Ancient East

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:37:14 AM

    Ireland’s Ancient East consists of 17 counties that cover 5,000 years of Ireland’s history. The three main regions...

    Reason 24: Causeway Coast

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:35:59 AM

    The Causeway Coastal’s route is 120 miles spanning from Belfast to Londonderry. It is said to be the most beautiful...

    Reason 23: Wild Atlantic Way

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:34:11 AM

    The Wild Atlantic Way stretching from Malin Head to Kinsale Harbor is the longest coastal route in the world. It...

    Reason 22: Islands

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:32:43 AM

    Scattered throughout the coastline of the island of Ireland are hundreds of smaller islands. In many ways, these...

    Reason 21: New Movies

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:30:51 AM

    Get your popcorn and Sno-Caps ready as we wrap up Filming Locations with New Movies this week. Beware of spoilers,...

    Reason 20: Old Timey Movies

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:24:50 AM

    Joe was Far and Away in Ireland this week while Caitlin was in Boston, but that didn’t stop us from talking about Old...

    Reason 19: Game of Thrones

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:22:36 AM

    For many people all over the world, Ireland is a destination first seen on the silver or small screen. As part of our...

    Reason 18: Castles to Visit

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:19:22 AM

    We wrap up our Castles discussion this week with the very best ones to tour in Ireland. We cover kissing stones,...

    Reason 17: Castles (to rent)

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 4, 2018, 10:16:22 AM

    We continue our Castles theme today by taking a look at ones that you can rent out for special occasions.

    • Blog post: ...

    Reason 15: Irish Sports

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 10:58:54 AM

    We round off our Culture theme with Irish sports this week. Caitlin asks “What is sports?”, Joe recalls his days playing...

    Reason 5.5: Donegal Update

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 10:57:10 AM

    Because our own trips to Ireland are reasons in themselves, we bring you our first bonus episode. Joe recounts one of...

    Episode 13: Dancing

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 10:38:13 AM

    Where would Irish culture be without the art of dance? The home to Michael Flatley’s inspiration, those big curly wigs...

    Reason 11: Writers & Poets

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 10:35:21 AM

    Starting our deep dive into Irish Culture, we take a look at some of the writers and poets that shaped the Irish...

    Reason 10: Ancestry

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 9:54:47 AM

    Rounding out our theme on Ireland’s History of Emigration, we take a look at the subject of ancestry. What does it mean...

    Reason 9: St. Patrick’s Day

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 9:37:00 AM

    With just a few days until the entire world pretends to be Irish, we take a look at the man behind Ireland’s national...

    Reason 8: Titanic

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 9:13:29 AM

     We went with a slightly lighter tone to last week and talked about the most famous shipwreck in recent history.

    Reason 7: The Great Famine

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 9:10:32 AM

    Today we started our first reason in our new theme – Ireland’s History of Emigration. The Famine was a seminal event in...

    Reason 6: Wicklow Mountains

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 9:07:00 AM

    Our final reason in our Scenery theme. Next week, we start into a four-part theme based around Ireland’s History of...

    Reason 5: Hills of Donegal

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 9:06:38 AM

    We’ve moved into the top corner of the West of Ireland today.

    Reason 4: Ring of Kerry

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 9:04:03 AM

    •  Urban Dictionary backs up Caitlin’s hypothesis that some people use MacGillycuddy (or another version of it) as a...

    Reason 3: Dingle Peninsula

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 8:50:50 AM

    In this episode, we talk about “the most beautiful place on Earth”, try to teach Caitlin some more Irish, and introduce...

    Reason 2: The Burren

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 8:47:44 AM

     

    Our second reason to visit Ireland is The Burren in County Clare.

    Reason 1: Connemara

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 8:45:06 AM

    Today was our very first real show so we were a mixture of nervous and excited to talk about Connemara. As promised,...

    Reason 0: Introduction

    by Joe Donnellan on Apr 3, 2018, 7:30:23 AM

     

    Welcome! Pull up a chair. Do you take milk in your tea? Of course you do.

    This is the grand unveiling of our “50...