Back in Ireland… Hurling and History in Galway

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

New Zealand 8: A Wellington Hen Party and reaching my travel peak

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

New Zealand 7: The Tongariro Crossing… a Tale of ice picks and wet socks

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

New Zealand 6: Horseback Riding and Lamb Cuddling at Blue Duck Station

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