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The Little Museum of Dublin Is Featuring a Brief History of the Irish Pub

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If you're planning a visit to Ireland’s capital this summer, make sure to schedule room in your pub crawl for a trip to The Little Museum of Dublin. From June 1 to September 24, the museum is hosting an exhibition tracing the 200-year history of the Irish pub, TheJournal.ie reports.

Pubs, as we know them today, originated with the formation of the Licensed Vintners Association in 1817. That’s when drinking began to shift out of liquor stores and people’s homes and into Victorian establishments that were built with imbibing in mind.

The exhibit will explore the pubs of the 1800s, including the 16 authentic Victorian pubs that remain in business in Dublin today. As visitors walk through the history of the Dublin icon, they’ll learn about the design elements—like carvings, mosaics, and stained glass—that make Victorian pubs distinct.

"It’s also a celebration of Dublin pubs in general," assistant to the director of The Little Museum of Dublin's Jesse Carley told TheJournal.ie. "We have a little bit on many of the pubs you would think of, such as the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin and the wide variety of different kinds of pubs."

"A Little History of the Dublin Pub" will be accessible via small guided tours, with tickets available online and at the museum’s front desk. After the history lesson, visitors can further their education at one of the 1000 or so pubs around the city.

[h/t TheJournal.ie]

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Dream Job Alert: WOW Air Wants to Pay You to Move to Iceland and Travel the World
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WOW Air, the airline already known for its cheap flights to Iceland, has outdone themselves with their latest travel opportunity. According to Travel + Leisure, WOW wants to pay one lucky globetrotter and a friend to spend the summer traveling the world from Iceland.

After moving to an apartment in downtown Reykjavik, the new travel guide and a companion of their choice will be sent on eight WOW Air trips abroad and four within Iceland. During their adventures, the guide will be responsible documenting each spot they visit with photos, vlogs, and Instagram stories. This "digital travel guide" will give aspiring travelers an inside look at the food, culture, and cost of each destination on their agenda. The job, which lasts from June 1 to August 15, comes with a $4000 a month salary and free transportation and housing.

WOW Air is based in Iceland, but the airline takes passengers to cities around the world. Paris, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Tel Aviv are just a few of the 36 locations on its destination list.

Candidates who are 18 years or older and have a Facebook profile can apply for the epic summer job by creating a two-minute video travel guide of their hometown. Applications are due May 14, and the winner will be announced May 18. If you aren't lucky enough to secure the gig, there's still time left to plan a summer trip to Iceland on your own.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

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See the Spot That Inspired Sleeping Beauty's Castle
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When Walt and Lillian Disney took a European vacation prior to the construction of Disneyland, they were particularly inspired by one location in southwest Bavaria, Germany: Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by King of Bavaria Ludwig II starting in 1869, the castle was meant to have serious dramatic flair; the king hired a stage designer from Munich, Christian Jank, to design it.

Walt Disney went on to use Neuschwanstein as the basis for Sleeping Beauty's castle in Disneyland, but Ludwig II—known as the "fairytale king" for his love of plays, stories, and music—had far from a fairy-tale ending. In fact, he only lived in the still-unfinished castle for six months before his cabinet had him declared insane and replaced him. He died under mysterious circumstances, found drowned in waist-deep water, not long after.

You can learn more about the castle, and see some beautiful footage, in this video from Great Big Story.

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