AMA Insider Spring 2018 / Over 55 - Page 31

Where to Go IrelaNd: Drive it yourself Now discover the culture and landscape oF the emerald isle at your oWn pace Wild atlantic Way o nly 275 kiloMetres at its widest point—and with a total area just a bit larger than new brunswick, ireland is perfectly suited for leisurely exploration by car. booking a self-drive vacation with ama Travel, such as an eight-day essence of ireland tour, from $1,281/ person (land only), offers maximum flexibility, but with the security of pre- arranged accommodations at every stop on your journey. our experts can help you select from more than 800 inns, b&bs, hotels and even castles for your nightly rest. We can also book your roundtrip flight to Dublin for as low as $757/person. Upon arriving in dublin, you’ll have time to see the sights. check out the renowned collection of books and prints at the Chester Beatty Library or embark on a walking tour based on James Joyce’s life and works. or learn how ireland’s most famous export is made at the Guinness Storehouse. once you’ve picked up your rental car, head south toward the likes of Waterford and cork (the latter is home to the Jameson whisky distillery). you’ll have to drive on the left side of the road while in ireland, but it’s not as hard as it sounds. continue west to killarney and the 179-kilometre Ring of Kerry—a scenic route known for its ocean vistas—then set your GPs north- ward and head up the atlantic coast toward cong, Galway and eventually dublin once more. see AMATravel.ca/Adventure for even more irish self-drive ideas. lombok, indonesia SoutheaSt aSIa: Best Beaches After you’ve seen the temples, find your Zen on a pristine beach sEa and TranquiliTy: loMbok, indonEsia likE a local: koh saMui, Thailand Bali’s neighbour to the east, the island features white-sand beaches, largely untouched by development. Seek out the secluded Kaliantan and Mawun beaches on the southern shore. Senggigi Beach to the west is busier, but boasts irresistible sunsets and resorts offering top-notch spa services. Combine relaxation with revelry on Chaweng Beach, a stretch of sand on Koh Samui’s eastern coast. It’s back- dropped by a vibrant town with a range of shops, hotels and eateries. Head to Central Festival Samui or Chaweng Walking Street for shopping, or get authentic Thai fare at Phensiri Thai Bistro. » SEE IT WITH AMA Thailand & ViETnaM Far EasT cruisE azamar VW7@6VR6WFV7B6PG&&&BFV&ǐ֖6W6fR7'V6RFR66&Vv2BVG26v&RvF7F26VFr6VBpFWFBBfWF( 26֖6GFR7'V6R62FW76W"ֶv'G2B7VG0RFRFW&Rf"&RWFVF07VGW&WW&V6W2BB6VW0W7BcwVW7G26N( 2ƖRW66R&WFVRFVB6Vg&C2cW'6ࢇW2CCFfV&W"#b#fƔvG2g&C@V&W'2&V6VfPCSW6BW'6&&B7&VF@67'V6R7V6Ɨ7@ӃcbӓcS@4FW 7$r#3