My Night In An Irish Castle

Have you ever slept in history? I’m not talking about history class. I’m talking about a place that holds life, that holds the vestiges of people from hundreds of years ago who lived absolutely different than you, who could not imagine the world as it is today. I have. I’ve stayed the night in a […]

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A History Nerd's Irish Adventures to the Past

Sunday I left Galway but not before having a fun academic, political, and religious conversation with Mary, the B&B owner. She was so fun to talk to and she understood so much about American, Irish, and worldly aspects and I enjoy having great productive and engaging conversations like that with people around the world.  It […]

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It's all Backwards & Beautiful, Driving the Irish Countryside, Day 1

Today I left the hotel early to go to Avis Car Rental to pick up my rental car. I decided to take a taxi because I didn’t want to carry my heavy backpack and tote to the LUAS (above-groud subway).  After retrieving my rental car, I set out on the road…only to almost get in […]

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Pre-Arrival Lessons Learned On My 1st Solo Trip

Before I even arrived in Dublin, I learned so much about flying that I hadn’t known before.  1. A Backpacking Backpack is an essential.  For this trip I decided to bring only a carry-on which included my burlap, military-style backpack. I figured it would be easier to carry around rather than a rolling suitcase. I […]

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