Welcome! I’m Jody!

Jody Halsted is an award-winning writer and podcaster specializing in Ireland, RVing, and Midwest travel.

Based in the Midwest, Jody is a rambling soul who would love nothing more than to call her RV home, but until then she ‘lives the dream’ in Iowa with her husband and two daughters (along with a small menagerie of furry friends). Never one to follow the path most traveled, the family’s adventures usually involve quite a bit of driving, a lot of hiking, and some sort of meal cooked over fire.

Jody travels to Ireland annually, usually for weeks or months at a time, and has become an oft-cited and well-known resource on Irish tourism, travel in Ireland, and Ireland family travel. Often exploring places most tourists -and many locals!- have never heard of, Jody assists hundreds of families, groups, and couples with their Ireland vacation plans each year.

You can email Jody directly at [email protected].

View Jody’s portfolio at Contently.

My favorite:


  • Beach One
  • Beach Two
  • Beach Three
  • Beach Four
  • Beach Five

Places to stay

  • Stay One
  • Stay Two
  • Stay Three
  • Stay Four
  • Stay Five


  • Place One
  • Place Two
  • Place Three
  • Place Four
  • Place Five

Hiking Trails

  • Trail One
  • Trail Two
  • Trail Three
  • Trail Four
  • Trail Five