• Antrim Coast

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is an underrated and often overlooked region that usually surprises visitors with its memorable scenery and friendly people. While it shares an island with the Republic of Ireland, when you cross into Northern Ireland, you're crossing an international border into the United Kingdom (where you change stamps, phone cards, and money). With a population just a bit larger than that of Phoenix, Northern Ireland is small enough to have one phone book for the entire province. Its coast boasts the alligator-skin volcanic geology of the Giant's Causeway and the lush Glens of Antrim, while its interior is dominated by rolling hills of pastoral serenity and Lough Neagh, the UK's biggest lake.