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 visited internationally (except Chiang Mai) 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 have a completely different … More Back in Ireland… Hurling and History in Galway

Best Photos of 2014

Here it is. My favorite photos from 2014! (And last year: Best Photos of 2013) Here are 30 of my favorite photos that I took all around the world. They include some of my favorite locations in Ireland, London, China, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, France and Florida! A lot are from Ireland, my favorite of … More Best Photos of 2014

Ireland Day 7: Last Day in Dublin and London Calling

After a week in Ireland, it was time to take our Eurotrip 2014 adventure to London. But like I mentioned in my last post, we were ready to go out with a BANG. Once our bus pulled back into Dublin, we gathered all willing participants from our tour group (mostly the Australians) and made plans for … More Ireland Day 7: Last Day in Dublin and London Calling

Ireland Day 6: The Dark Hedges and Belfast Black Cab Tour

After such a fun night at the hostel in Ballintoy, it was difficult to wake up the next morning. This was also the last day of our Shamrockers Giant’s Rocker Tour and we were sad that this 5 day adventure around Ireland would soon be over. But our spirits were lifted when we found out we would … More Ireland Day 6: The Dark Hedges and Belfast Black Cab Tour

Ireland Day 5 Continued: The Iron Islands and Rope Bridges in Ballintoy

Once we left Giant’s Causeway, it was only a short ride to a teeny town called Ballintoy where we would be staying the night. But on the way we had to make a stop at the infamous Iron Islands. Dunluce Castle aka House of Greyjoy on Game of Thrones  Walking through a field past the “Wee … More Ireland Day 5 Continued: The Iron Islands and Rope Bridges in Ballintoy

Ireland Day 5: Walking Tour of Derry and Giant’s Causeway

For now let’s go back to Ireland, I don’t think I can handle New Zealand yet. SO MANY EMOTIONS. Last I left off, we had arrived in Northern Ireland in the town of Derry the night before after a long but not relaxing day on the bus- Ireland Day 4: Driving to Northern Ireland, Croagh Patrick, … More Ireland Day 5: Walking Tour of Derry and Giant’s Causeway