Do you want to live the fly life for yourself? Do you want to connect with places, people, and yourself in life-changing, long-lasting ways? Do you want to transform your life and become a true world citizen?
Then FLY WITH ME: Ernest White II, host and creator of FLY BROTHER.
FLY WITH ME experiences are all about exploration and transformation. Join Ernest as he revisits some of his favorite destinations and combines cultural exploration with personal growth and empowerment. Featuring lifestyle and business coach Michelle Lynn Adderley, local language and culture experts, and specially curated experiences, these week-long adventures—each limited to ten carefully selected participants—help you reinvent yourself in unexpected, life-affirming ways.
Come FLY WITH ME!
Fly with me to IRELAND
17-23 April 2018
Cost: USD 2,999*
Connect with a people, a place, and yourself on this week-long adventure to mystical Donegal and bustling Dublin.
On this experience, EVERYTHING will be taken care of—from airport pick-up to drop-off. Three meals per day, guides, ground transportation, admission, accommodation, tips, everything.
You don’t even need to bring any money with you at all if you don’t mind skipping souvenirs and alcohol, because those are the only things not included in the package. Well, maybe we’ll throw in a couple of cocktails. 😉
There’s only one word to describe this adventure: FLY.
There will be up to 10 spots open on a first come, first served basis (initial deposit payment secures your spot—see Cost below). Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
You’ll be accompanied for the extent of the experience by Fly Brother host and creator Ernest White II, and FLY WITH ME leader and entrepreneur Michelle Lynn Adderley. We will also have a guide/driver provided by CIE Tours, the operator of the experience.
We will be with each other every day on a semi-fixed schedule. There is plenty of free time for exploration and relaxation away from the group, if you so desire, though there will be no refunds or discounts for skipping an included activity.
Accommodation in Donegal and Dublin is double occupancy, and you’ll be paired with another participant of the same sex, or of your choosing (single room supplements available—see Cost for more information).
Remember that part of the beauty of travel is connecting with new people. Lifelong friendships, romances, and business relationships can all form on this adventure. Be open and connect!
FLY BROTHER and Ireland
My first experience to Ireland was in 2009, when I purchased a $240 one-way ticket from New York to Dublin, which became the first stop on my nearly five-month round-the-world adventure. I met some of the warmest, most interesting, fun, and loquacious people in the world in Dublin, and on every subsequent trip, I’ve grown to love the place even more. In fact, I brought my parents to Ireland a few years ago and they had a wonderful time touring castles, chowing down on hearty Irish food, and listening to the endless stories that Irish folks tell so well. You’ll leave this place with new friends and lasting memories, I promise!
-Ernest, Host of FLY BROTHER
In Donegal, we will spend three nights at the incredible Lough Eske Castle, an opulent 5-star hotel and spa in an actual, bona fide castle dating back to the 19th century.
In Dublin, we will spend three nights at the centrally located 4-star luxury hotel TheAlex, right in the heart of the Irish capital.
A buffet breakfast is included at both hotels each morning, and you will share a comfortable double room with a participant of the same sex or of your choosing. You can, however, arrange for a private room for a supplemental cost (see Cost, below).
The total cost for this experience—excluding airfare and medical insurance—is$2,999 per person. Remember, this trip is about elevating, upgrading, and living a life of reasonable recklessness. The lifelong connections and endless possibilities you create for yourself will be beyond any price tag.
There will be 10 spots open for this trip. In order to secure your spot there will be a non-refundable* $500 deposit required. First come, first served. (*The deposit will be applied to the trip balance and is fully transferable to another participant should you not be able to go.)
The balance for the entire trip—a final payment of $2,499—will be due 30 days before the start date of the trip (16 March 2018). If your payment is not received by that day you may lose your initial deposit/place on the trip (we will inform you when the date is approaching if we haven’t heard from you).
Pricing will be raised to $3,999 at 12:00am ET on January 15, 2018.
All prices are quoted in United States Dollars.
What the full payment includes:
- 7 days/6 nights of accommodation in Donegal and Dublin (see Accommodation above)
- Double Occupancy in hotel rooms. If you are not traveling with a companion you will be matched up according to gender. If you want your own room, this can be arranged for an extra $600.
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- 3 meals per day
- 1 alcoholic drink per dinner
- Guided tours in the Donegal area and Dublin
- A professional photographer during part of the journey
- Live music and Irish dancing experiences
- Souvenirs, keepsakes, and swag
- Guide, instructor, and staff gratuity
- All taxes and surcharges
- Smiles, laughter, and amazement
What the full payment does NOT include:
- Flights to/from Dublin (Airport code: DUB)
- Travel medical insurance (required)
Payment methods include cash, check, money order, or PayPal (you assume fees). Please email me if you need information for sending cash or mailing a check or money order. You must provide proof of medical insurance that will cover you in Ireland for any emergencies at least 30 days before the start date of the trip.
Weather and Clothing
April is springtime in Ireland, but it is considered to be the “hottest” month in Donegal, with average daytime temperatures of 66°F (19°C) and a bit cool at night 55°F (13°C). Dublin is a much cooler on average in April, with daytime temperatures of 52°F (11°C) and nighttime temperatures as low as 41°F (5°C). Both Donegal and Dublin have a mild oceanic climate, with a mix of bright, sunny days and dramatically cloudy ones. There’s no guarantee, which is why Irish folks talk so much about the weather.
What to wear? Ireland trends toward the casual, but it’s still Europe, so bring clothes that are the right combination of comfortable and stylish. A warm jacket or coat of medium thickness is recommended for nighttime, but during the day, you will probably be okay with a sweater and light jacket in Donegal, and a heavier jacket in Dublin. Most dinners will be in upscale venues, so please bring attire suitable for a multi-course meal. Well before the trip, we’ll send you a full packing checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything—no worries there.
You take a risk leaving your house every morning and it pays to be street smart everywhere in the world. Ireland is no exception, but it is also one of the most crime-free countries in Europe. In the rare event crime does happen, it is almost solely crimes of opportunity by the poor to make some extra money—e.g. grabbing your bag or camera when you’re not looking. Violent crime is exceedingly rare, especially against tourists.
Even still, theft is not a major concern, as most employees in the service and tourism industries wouldn’t risk their jobs stealing anything.
That said, you are required provide proof of travel health and trip protection insurance at least 30 days before the start of the trip.
Visas and Immunizations
Visas to enter Ireland as a tourist are not required for passport holders of the U.S., U.K., European Union, or South Africa. However, you should have a minimum of six months’ validity in your passport. Tourists are typically allowed 90 days to travel within Ireland every 180 days.
If you are not a citizen of the aforementioned countries/regions, then please check here for visa information regarding your nationality.
Ireland doesn’t really have any more communicable diseases than many of the other spots in the Western world.
As far as immunizations go, just make sure you are up-to-date on your usual foreign travel stuff—tetanus, typhoid, diphtheria, meningitis, etc. (Most of us should have already gotten the Hepatitis A+B vaccine in childhood.)
The airport you will be flying into is Dublin Airport (DUB).
From North America, fly to Dublin nonstop from many cities on Aer Lingus (Ireland’s national carrier…the one with the clover on the tail!), Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Norwegian, and United Airlines. Ethiopian Airlines also flies between Los Angeles and Dublin en route to Addis Ababa, and both Icelandair and WOW Air provide one-stop service via Reykjavik.
From Europe, there are several nonstop flights on all major European carriers, as well as low-cost, Dublin-based Ryanair. Travelers from South America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania will most definitely have one or two stopovers; note that Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways all fly nonstop from their respective hubs in the Middle East to Dublin. Antarcticans, you’re SOL at the moment.
If paying for the flight (as opposed to using air miles), you can expect to pay between $400 and $600 from the United States, depending on the date, departure city, and number of stopovers. A great tool to check all of the options available is Google Flights.
If leaving the U.S., it will take you a minimum of 6 hours to arrive in Dublin, so look for flights leaving no later than Monday 16 April 2018
We will meet each of you at the airport personally, so yay!
This is travel and unexpected things may happen. Although we will do everything in our power to assist if something goes wrong, if you get sick, etc, we are in no way legally responsible for your well-being during the duration of the trip. By signing up for this trip you are acknowledging this fact. You are required to show proof of travel medical insurance no later than 30 days before the start of the trip.
In addition, although we are pretty set as far as the schedule because the hotels and food are pre-booked, there may be things we may not get to see because of weather, bad luck—who knows. The schedule may be changed due to inclement weather, but a suitable replacement activity will be arranged in the case of an activity being canceled. All activities are voluntary, but no discounts or refunds will be issued for those who choose not to participate in the planned activities.
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