This year my family did the coolest thing ever...they let ME plan a summer vacation and just placed 2 weeks into my hands to plan activities, adventures and accommodations. How awesome! It really all started when I found out WOW Air was running a special and I got all of our roundtrip tickets from Miami to Dublin for just $350 (This only included a personal bag and we all ended up deciding to pay an extra $50 to bring a full carry-on).
I really enjoyed the planning process and it really wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. We stayed in Airbnb homes, except for in Dublin, where we used hotels. We got a great deal on rental cars and drove the coast of (the bottom half of) Ireland.