Ireland Day 1: Back in Ireland… Hurling and History in Galway Ireland Day 2: Biking the Aran Islands… Again! Have you ever been to a place that is so beautiful you cannot even comprehend its existence? A place that leaves you speechless? A place that makes you wonder about the people who live there and how this is… More Biking the Aran Islands… Again!
I was just reading through my 2014 Year in Review and laughing at my concluding thoughts on what 2015 would bring. Boy oh boy I was so incredibly wrong!! Like in your face wrong. “As for 2015, it will be the year of the wedding and the year of focusing on our life in China. It… More 2015: My Year in Review
The last time I was in Galway for a hot second, we didn’t get to see much of the surrounding area so I was excited to see more of the famous rugged landscape of the western coast of Ireland. Before coming to Ireland, my sister and I had booked a two-day tour pass with Lally… More Connemara: Bogs, Fjords and Kylemore Abbey
In September, I spent two weeks in one of my favorite countries in the world… Ireland! Usually I never return to places I’ve traveled internationally so I felt very lucky indeed to be back in the Emerald Isle. It is really interesting to go back to place you have already been and be able to have a completely different experience.… More Back in Ireland… Hurling and History in Galway
After living abroad and traveling the world in short bursts, I can attest that there comes a point during travel when you have reached your peak. (Sometimes but not always a literal peak like the Tongariro Crossing) Although the time it takes to reach that pinnacle of experience varies, I can say that I usually reach my… More New Zealand 8: A Wellington Hen Party and reaching my travel peak
For more New Zealand posts Click Here The 4:30am wake up call came way too soon after a fitful night of sleep at Blue Duck Station. Jolted awake by the sheep bleating of M’s alarm, I groaned and rolled over, determined to stay in my warm bunk bed forever. But it was time to conquer the… More New Zealand 7: The Tongariro Crossing… a Tale of ice picks and wet socks
We fell asleep easily in our warm bunk beds after a fun and long night around the fire and woke up to the stunning scenery of the Blue Duck Station. I elected for an afternoon activity and was finally allowed to sleep in for the first time in several days. It felt so good to rest and slow down for a… More New Zealand 6: Horseback Riding and Lamb Cuddling at Blue Duck Station