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Week 4 and 5 – 2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Mirrors and 10 Shots

Week 4 and 5 – 2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Mirrors and 10 Shots

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have...

40 Unforgettable European AirBnBs under $115

40 Unforgettable European AirBnBs under $115

Have you been dreaming of a hiking vacation? What about a city break? Desperate for a sea view? How about a treehouse? Lucky for you – Europe has it ALL! The best part? You can experience all of these things for less than $115/night (and for the most part in luxury!). 

Hiker’s Dream Photo courtesy of AirBnB

From the Hawaii of Europe to...

A must-see in Ireland: The Aran Islands

A must-see in Ireland: The Aran Islands

There are few places in the world that literally transport you back in time and we’re lucky to live in a country with multiple areas that do just that. The “simple life” can be so refreshing at times and helps ground us in our day-to-day life in busy Dublin. The Aran Islands were no exception to this rule and exploring...

Week 3 – 2017 Photography Challenge: Land

Week 3 – 2017 Photography Challenge: Land

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have...

Perfect Rainy Day Activity: An Afternoon at the Munich Residenz

Perfect Rainy Day Activity: An Afternoon at the Munich Residenz

Do you love architecture? What about history? What about expansive homes? What about anything that will get you away from the freezing cold of Munich in the winter? If you answered yes to any of these you’ll love the Munich Residenz. There’s a little bit of something for everyone. From lengthy symmetrical hallways to ornate gold door frames to a...

Week 2: 2017 Photography Challenge – Straight out of the Camera

Week 2: 2017 Photography Challenge – Straight out of the Camera

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have...

2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Week 1

2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Week 1

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have decided to...

5 reasons to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland

5 reasons to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland

Guinness, parades, pub-crawling (literally at times), friendly people, and more! Ireland is the home of St. Patrick and the Irish know how to put on a real show to celebrate. Read on to learn more about why Dublin, Ireland is the perfect place to spend St. Patrick’s Day! 

#1: History of St. Patrick’s Day

St....

Best Travel Moments of 2016

Best Travel Moments of 2016

It’s been quite the year! From moving to Ireland to starting this travel blog and traveling to 8 different countries – it has been a year that just keeps on giving. As we wrap up the final days of the year I wanted to take some time to reflect on our best travel moments of 2016. Hopefully this post will inspire you...

Why Brussels is best in December

Why Brussels is best in December

Brussels is often written off as a “must-visit” city in Europe. With nearby Paris and Amsterdam, Brussels tends to be skipped over. My expectations were pretty low for Brussels, but I was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful (and tasty!) this city is. If you are still hesitant, grab a cup of coffee (this is a long one!) and get ready...

Christmas cheer in Europe: A Photo Diary

Christmas cheer in Europe: A Photo Diary

Two weeks ago one of my best friends and I jetted off to Brussels and Cologne to visit the famous Christmas markets. We fell in love. 

I’m not sure I can ever visit either of these cities again simply because the Christmas cheer was contagious throughout both. I don’t think the same charm and allure would be present outside of the Christmas...

The Perfect Northern Ireland Road Trip

The Perfect Northern Ireland Road Trip

My four favorite things in life are coffee, hiking, wine, and road trips. Now, imagine that three of these things were put together in one marvelous day! Wine, of course, had to be left off because you know driving and drinking is not a good idea, even in Ireland.

Northern Ireland is the perfect spot to test out your driving on the...