Thanks to the ingenuity of the Etruscans, Greeks, and later the Romans themselves, there are plenty of Ancient Ruins to explore in Italy. The best–in my not so humble opinion– is the town of Ostia Antica. Continue reading “The Best Ancient Ruins In Italy”
I love visiting castles. The last time I traveled to Scotland, I walked for over an hour and a half around Loch Ness to Urquart castle, and then the next day took a two hour bus ride out to Eilean Donan Castle. So, when I realized there was a castle within a 30 minute dart ride of Dublin, I was all in. Continue reading “Malahide Castle, Ireland”
Traveling is an art form. It can be impossible to perfect, but it helps to read about other people’s experiences, and mistakes, before you leave. That way you can laugh about all the mistakes you’ll make, and get to know the area of the world you’re traveling to a little more intimately. The following post is compiled of essays and books I’ve read, and think everyone should read before, or during, their next adventure. Continue reading “Travel Essays to Read Before Your Next Trip”
The last time two times I visited Galway, Ireland I did the Cliffs of Moher thing, and while it was one of the better tours I’ve ever done, this time I wanted to do something different. That different ended up being a day trip on January 2, 2017 to the largest of the three Aran Island, Inis Mór. Continue reading “Sitting at the Edge of the World: Inis Mór, Ireland”
Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and it got me bad.
A couple months ago I was going through my mom’s hard drive with all the family pictures on it, and stumbled across a folder full of scanned pictures taken of my maternal grandparents– from about the 1950’s to 2017. I also noticed a couple similarities between pictures they took in Ireland when they lived there/visited and the ones I took the last few times I was in Ireland. I thought I’d share those with the internet, since we all seem to love this sort of thing. I love Ireland, and having physical proof that we’ve all stood in the same places is kind of amazing. So, enjoy these pictures and make sure to call your grandparents today. Continue reading “Ireland Then and Now”