Irish Fairy Tales Come to Life at Ashford Castle Estate

Ashford Castle

Picture this: a historic castle located in the woods beside a lake. The front of the castle has a stone bridge, spanning the rushing river below and protected by small towers. Once past the bridge, visitors are greeted by a grand entranceway, guarded on either side by statues of Irish wolfhounds. On the lakeside, there…

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Learning to Surf in Ireland

Learning to Surf in Ireland

The cold wind whipped the Atlantic waves into a frenzy as I watched from the safety of the shoreline. Nearly every wave was capped in white foam as they crashed against the empty beach below. I huddled further into the hood of my rain coat as I watched. Not only was the wind bound and…

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Why Ireland Stole My Heart and Will Steal Yours Too

Cliffs of Moher

“Welcome aboard” The dark haired flight attendant smiles at me as I show her my ticket. Those two tiny words spoken with her Irish lilt and a warm smile make my heart leap. Although it’s going to be six hours until I officially land, the Irish hospitality on our Aer Lingus flight already has me…

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The Weirdest Thing I’ve Done For Travel Money

A couple months back I wrote about how I save money for all of my travels, indicating that it was all very normal and nothing creepy or weird. Well I might have lied a bit- I have done something weird for money, and I have zero regrets. Curious now? Well here’s the story. I had…

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