Adventures in Connemara

January 22, 2015 15 Comments »

Amanda adjusted the bike seat and explained the gears on the electric bike. As I got ready to peddle off out of Clifden, she looked ahead at the dark clouds and asked, “Do you have rainpaints?” “No…not really,” I replied looking at my water resistant pants knowing darn well that resistant and waterproof were two […]

8 Reasons and Photographs to Fall in Love with Ireland

January 20, 2015 27 Comments »

If Ireland was looking for a date on the internet, I think it’s profile would go something like this: I love adventure – the stormier the better.  No cliff is to high to jump off of, no ledge too narrow, and the bigger the waves the more I’m stoked.  I like it when the wind […]

A Day on Dingle Peninsula Hiking Through History

January 15, 2015 10 Comments »

Dingle Peninsula hiking ireland

Yes, there’s a place in the world actually named Dingle. It makes you smile doesn’t it? Located in Ireland and part of the Wild Atlantic Way there was nothing in the world that would stop me from traveling to the Dingle Peninsula. It is located in County Kerry; and not only was I excited to […]

Seeing Quiet

January 13, 2015 14 Comments »

kayaking ireland

The waves were lapping up against the shoreline in that comforting rhythmic fashion that coastal living brings. The sun had already dipped below the horizon and had left a perfectly clear night sky glowing in pinkish orange and midnight blue. “It’s going to be a great night for star gazing, “ Jim said as he […]

Don’t Fence Me In

January 9, 2015 6 Comments »

The Irish landscape is made up of magical green rolling hills, rocky cliffs, burnt orange bog land, and grayish limestone – and it’s begging to be photographed . But with great beauty comes…well…a lot of people taking photos of it.  And with that, the gauntlet has been thrown down.  One of my eternal personal challenges […]

Driving in Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way

January 8, 2015 14 Comments »

You hear all kinds of stories about driving in Ireland.  Yes, the roads are narrow, winding, and often filled with sheep but don’t let that stop you from renting a car and going out on your own.  If I can do it – anyone can! I traveled through Ireland on my own for 3 weeks […]

Taking on the Wild Atlantic Way Solo

January 6, 2015 12 Comments »

I was anxious and nervous as I waited for the guy from Hertz to give me my keys to my rental car. After all, I was taking off on my own driving around a foreign country for 3 weeks exploring the infamous winding, narrow back roads of Ireland. All of this was going to happen […]

Week In-stagram Review Northern Ireland and Beyond

November 6, 2014 3 Comments »

Trinity College Autumn Leaves

This week I covered a decent amount of ground with by car, bus, foot, and plane.  I started the week in Northern Ireland on a fabulous day for photography.  I took a Viator Tour that took me to Northern Ireland where I got to experience the stunning coastal sunsets, a harrowing walk on a rope […]

Week In-stagram Review Wild Atlantic Way

October 30, 2014 4 Comments »

wild atlantic way donegal

I moved a bit quicker through 3 counties along the Wild Atlantic Way this last week. My driving moved up yet another level closer to ‘local’ as I zipped past tourists and tractors on the small winding roads that reminded me of ribbons blowing in the wind. At one point I actually decided that I […]

Week In-Stagram Review Walking in Ireland

October 23, 2014 12 Comments »

Kerry Cliffs

I continued to work my way north along the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive and with each hair raising bend and narrow road I began to fall more in love with the Irish culture and history. This week I crossed 2 counties, County Kerry and County Clare, and took the time to slow down, get […]