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Irish Road Trip Songs

Some countries are just meant to be seen from the road and Ireland is definitely one of them. When Brandon and I hit the road for 12 days on the Emerald Isle we picked up a few music CD’s at a souvenir shop before starting our journey. During our trip we listened to the same […]

Neuschwanstein Castle

I consider myself to be a DIY traveler, organizing my own activities instead of joining group tours.  When I discovered that the train conductors in Germany would be planning yet another strike during our time in Munich I had two options available for our day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle: skip it altogether or go with […]

why i hate paris

“I hate Paris.” Those were words that Brandon had spoken just a few hours after stepping off the train from Germany.  I admit that walking around the Gare de l’Est station left me feeling a little disappointed in my perfect vision of Paris but I told Brandon to just wait until we get to the […]

Europe Itinerary

With less than 2 months until we leave for Europe I’m proud to say that everything in our schedule is finalized. Our train ticket from Munich to Paris was booked this past week but that’s the only public transportation that I’m booking ahead of time.  I’m childishly excited to be traveling by train and even […]

Kylemore Abbey review

In the last few days of our 2-week jaunt around Ireland Brandon and I visited the Connemara region in the western part of the country.  One of those days was spent exploring Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park.  That day was one of the highlights of our trip and for good reason. The abbey, walled […]

Ring of Kerry vs Dingle Peninsula

When I was planning our trip to Ireland I knew that the Ring of Kerry would be on our itinerary.  I mean, how could you go to Ireland and not see one of the most scenic drives in the country?  But after a few weeks of doing research I discovered other scenic loops such as […]