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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A Night Out With A Bachelor Party in Galway, Ireland

Today, I headed to Galway. It was an easy drive and the roads were much more comfortable for me to drive on. I arrived at my B&B and was welcomed in. Mary and Tom, the owners, were very sweet and gave me a Galway map. I headed to the city center. It was pretty crowded with […]

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WiFi Is Weak In Castles & Strong at the Cliffs (Countryside, Day 2)

This morning I woke, well-rested for the first time since I arrived. After running down the street to connect to WiFi (the B&B WiFi was still down), I returned to a full Irish breakfast. Patrick, the B&B owner, did an amazing job with the breakfast spread. All in all, my stay there was great. He […]

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First Night Out in Dublin

I arrived to a cold and slightly sprinkling Dublin. The bus ride to my hotel wasn’t that long. I got into my room just fine and got ready to hit up Dublin that evening.  Luckily my friend Marina had a friend in Dublin and she connected me with her, Carly. Carly met me at my […]

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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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