My Celtic Adventure | Blarney Castle and Last Days in Dublin

The next morning, the time came to leave Annascaul. We boarded the bus after an early breakfast at the hostel for our last day with our tour. Today’s agenda: the Blarney Castle and Guinness Storehouse. We spent much of the morning at the Blarney Castle, and it’s a testament to the castle’s size and intricacy … More My Celtic Adventure | Blarney Castle and Last Days in Dublin

My Celtic Adventure | Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula

Galway set the quaint-ness bar pretty high, but our night in Killarney was a good competitor. We overnighted at a hostel downtown just minutes from a small web of shops, restaurants and a beautiful church. Killarney’s main attraction, though, is its national park – a sprawling 25,425 acres (about 40 square miles) of forests, lakes, … More My Celtic Adventure | Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula

My Celtic Adventure | Ireland’s Western Atlantic Coast

The past few days had been so full of breathtaking beauty that I couldn’t imagine there being any left in the country to see. But, I learned that Ireland is a country full of surprises, and it’s wealth of beauty proved endless. We woke in Derry where we’d spent the previous night and boarded the … More My Celtic Adventure | Ireland’s Western Atlantic Coast

I Hiked a Volcano

…and it was exactly as awesome as it sounds. This weekend was quite and adventure. Volcano exploring aside, it was my first solo trip and my first trip by airplane. I’m happy to report that both of those went incredibly smoothly. And what a weekend it was! I landed in Sicily on Friday morning, leaving … More I Hiked a Volcano