Schwarzenneger museum, drive in Ireland
Stars and Stripes
All about Arnold
Although Arnold Schwarzenegger left his hometown of Thal, Austria, to make it big in Hollywood and California politics, residents of the small town have never forgotten their homeboy.
On July 30, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum opened in his family’s former apartment, the ground floor of a two-story house in which he lived until 1966. The museum showcases the simple apartment where the movie star-turned-politician was born, a home that had no electricity or running water. It includes Schwarzenegger memorabilia such as trophies, photographs, workout equipment and mementos from his movie career and politics.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The website (in German) is www.arnieslife.com. The site offers directions to the museum.
Self-drive in Ireland
Brendan Vacations is offering two self-drive packages in Ireland. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 20, the six-day “Best of Dublin and Ireland at Your Own Pace” package costs from $481 per person, double occupancy. It includes airport transfer, car rental, breakfasts, two nights of accommodation in Dublin and three nights of accommodation in “open voucher” bed-and-breakfasts. Open vouchers allow travelers to either book ahead if they have a set travel schedule or book each night wherever their travels lead them.
Through Jan. 31, the six-day “Self-Drive Ireland” costs from $389 per person, double occupancy. The price includes five nights in open voucher bed-and-breakfasts, full Irish breakfasts, taxes and car rental for six days.
Find more details at www.brendanvacations.com/discoverireland.