Helen Maguire, Dave Cooney, and Laurie McAndish King. Photo Credit: Tom WilmerI’m having so much fun interviewing for NPR’s Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer!

In this conversation, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Dave Cooney and Helen Maguire tell me about about Aer Lingus’ new daily nonstop service from San Francisco to Dublin, Ireland. We also chat about comfy lie-flat seats in business class, vacation packages, and — news to me — an expedited reentry arrangement with U.S. Customs.

That means on my way home I can clear U.S. Customs in Dublin (a relatively small and very convenient airport) and return to the U.S. as though I were on a domestic flight — no long lines at SFO. This could save me hours of time and improve my mood immeasurably. In fact, it means I’ll be thinking of all my European travel differently — I’ll be checking to see whether I can return via Dublin on Aer Lingus.

Yes, it’s a great travel tip. You’re welcome, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!