My original plan for our Ireland trip was traveling with 5 adults: My in laws, brother in law, my husband and me! My Father in Law was going to drive, and we were going to get a "mini van".
I want to start by saying we are NOT small people. My husband and brother in law are 6 ft and 6'3 perspectively, and all of us are well over 200 lbs, with my brother in law close to 300.
With 8 nights in London and 8 nights in Ireland, we will each have one checked suite case, plus a carry on.
Originally I was thinking the Opel Zafira, but I am seriously doubting it now. It seems like our choice is to have the three adult "kids" of whom the two largest people are, in the back seat, and a huge pile of luggage in the trunk, or two in the beanch seats, two pieces of lugguage in the middle, and one person in the "6th" seat in the back, seated next to a huge pile of luggage that still may or may not fit.
When you look at the cost of an ACTUAL van, it is cheaper for us to get two mini vans, or heck, even two luxury sedans than a van.
Am I over blowing this? Will we be fine in the van?
If the answer is no, then that means I am driving one car, as my husband doesn't drive. And I don't driver stick/manual. SO! How hard is it to drive in Ireland on the other side of the road for a mediocre American driver? Also, I am terrified of driving on the edge of cliffs and mountains, and YES, we are planning to do Cliffs of Mohr and either Ring of Kerry or Dingle. Oh, and its December, so it will be raining. Probably.
What do you think all? Am I doomed?