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How to spend four days in the Spanish Basque Country

How to spend four days in the Spanish Basque Country

Unbelievable scenery, friendly people, impeccable wine, and to-die-for food

There are only a few locations¬†in the world where you can use all of these phrases to describe the place. Italy almost fits the bill, but misses on one note (I’ll let you make your own opinions onto which one ūüôā ). Croatia also almost matches these phrases, but the...

A Short and Sweet Hike in the PNW – Heather Lake

A Short and Sweet Hike in the PNW – Heather Lake

Have you ever been so excited about a place that you had to tell everyone you knew about said place practically immediately? There are really only two places that fit this bill for me — Penang, Malaysia (I know, I still haven’t told you all about this magical place!) and Heather Lake. Last night the hubby and I were discussing...

The Perfect Day in the Rioja Wine Region

The Perfect Day in the Rioja Wine Region

Over the past two years we’ve traveled a LOT. Despite exploring many¬†unique “off-the-beaten-track” regions we were never “wowed” by anything. We loved a lot of places, but never visited a place that we were 100% certain we would be back. Enter Spain. I’m gutted that we waited until our last month in Europe to explore this beautiful country, but I’m...

The Perfect Base for your Rioja Wine Adventure

The Perfect Base for your Rioja Wine Adventure

Have you ever been somewhere that your jaw just kept dropping over and over again? We’ve been a few places like this (the Algarve and Achill Island to name a few), but for both of those we expected to be awestruck. We did not, however, have very high expectations for the Basque region and boy were we wrong. If there...

Life Update and our Top 5 European Experiences

Life Update and our Top 5 European Experiences

This year has been CRAZY.¬†Work went nuts¬†in February of this year and hasn’t really slowed down since. We traveled a LOT both for work and personal reasons — a total of 8 countries so far this year! To top it all off, the hubby’s business took off and he started making money. In short, we’ve been crazy busy and juggling...

Horseback Riding in the Dublin Mountains

Horseback Riding in the Dublin Mountains

When I was a kid my dad sent me off to horseback riding camp for the summer. I fell in love with every part of horseback riding (except cleaning the stalls!) and will never forget the euphoric feeling I got while riding through the woods in Georgia. Surprisingly, until a few weeks ago I hadn’t been back on the saddle...

May Recap Post

May Recap Post

May was the month of crazy. I thought April was nuts and then May came. Some highlights include not only a ton of traveling and adventure, but a new blog!!! I’m still tweaking it and will be changing hosts at the end of this month (faster site for the win!), but with all of the sponsorships we’ve been able to...

Part 3: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland

Part 3: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland

This is part 3 of the The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland! Make sure to read part ones and two!

The route

Day 10: Connemara and Galway

Galway¬†is by far my favorite city in Ireland. It’s young, hip, vibrant, and one of the best areas to have a “night out on the town” in Ireland. What’s even better? You can...

Part 2: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland

Part 2: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland

This is part 2 of the The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland! See part 1 here and scroll to the bottom to check out part 3. Enjoy!

The route

Day 5: West Cork

West Cork stole a piece of my heart last October and I have yet to find a place in Ireland that brings as much peace as this...

Part 1: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland

Part 1: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Road Tripping Ireland

I have a confession. Before we moved to Ireland, I had never considered visiting.. In fact, it was kind of on the bottom of my “Europe” list. I had seen pretty pictures of it, but when I think of Europe I think of history and iconic sites like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, Vatican City, etc. ¬†If you,...

The best spot to sleep in Pisa, Italy

The best spot to sleep in Pisa, Italy

Headed to Italy soon? If you’re flying within Europe and want to visit Tuscany the cheapest airport is likely to be Pisa. Now, we all know Pisa for the leaning tower. And, while I’m sure it’s a cool spot, we fell in love with Pisa for a different reason. It was our last day of our week-long Italy vacation and...

April 2017 Recap

April 2017 Recap

A recap post! It’s my first one,¬†but as I hit my one-year blogversary last month I thought it was time to write one! I’ve been a little quiet lately on the blog.¬†In short, this year has been crazy so far — 16 flights, 5 countries, and many nights sleeping in random beds¬†around the world. It’s safe to say I’m ready...