As I write this post, Hurricane Hermine is making her way along the Florida coast and slinging us with increasingly torrential rain and strong winds. This is our first hurricane since owning our new house and I hope our wood-frame house will hold! I did experience a serious tornado warning in our Memphis home last year, but it … More Moving back to Florida and Travel Lately
Imagine the ruins of an ancient monastic village nestled in the mountains. Imagine walking down a trail through majestic trees to a sprawling lake in the warm sunshine. Imagine cathedrals made of stone and made of wood, existing together in a glacial valley. Can you imagine? If you can’t, then I would recommend visiting Glendalough in Wicklow, Ireland. Despite … More Glendalough
After our brief time in Kilkenny, we continued south to our next destination, Mount Juliet Estate. As soon as we pulled up to the big white house on the hill overlooking a stream and green fields, I knew our time here would be special. For two days I switched between reading in a big chair overlooking … More Mount Juliet Estate: A little slice of heaven in the Irish countryside
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 their reality? The Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland is one of those places for me. Imagine … More Biking the Aran Islands… Again!
Well hello there! Or should I say hey ya’ll. At least that’s how we do it in Memphis. A lot has happened over the last month or so and all good things. First things first, we got hitched! I am still waiting for all our professional photos by the amazing and talented Rana of Roohi … More Memphis in May (and April)
Last September of 2014, I traveled to New Zealand for the first time. It was one of my favorite trips ever and I am excited to finally be able to share it on this blog. My fiancé had a trip to NZ planned with his groomsmen and there was no way I was going to … More New Zealand 1: Rain, Wine and Waiheke in Auckland
Surprise! I am back in the states after spending the last 2 weeks in Shanghai. Of course our internet was shit and our VPN stopped working so that meant absolutely no access to blogging or my emails! Lovely! I did however do some writing and photo editing so let’s catch up shall we? I arrived … More Apartment Hunting in Shanghai… we moved!
France Day 4 We woke up at the crack of dawn and donned our increasingly heavy backpacks to walk across town to the Brest train station. For the last 5 days my feet were hurting so badly that it was a challenge to walk down the street with 40 pounds on my back. But I was … More Hello Paris, Goodbye Dublin
After our wild night dancing the evening away, we woke up bright and early for our last day trip in France. At this point we were exhausted from traveling after epic times in both Ireland and London. So we piled in the car, Carina in the driver’s seat, Tasha as navigator in the passenger seat … More France Day 3: Medieval Towns, Salted Caramels and Biscuits galore
We had such a great first day in France that we were excited to get up early the next day and explore something new. We drove to yet another Breton department called la cote de Amor to see the red granite coast. And it did not disappoint. After a long drive around some windy roads and … More France Day 2: Red Granite Coast and a Night of traditional Breton dancing