If you live where the wind hurts your face 4 or more months out of the year, cold destinations are not always on your must-see list during those months. Being a born and raised California girl, I do love my warm sand between my toes and the salty ocean breeze on my skin. I do … Continue reading Cold Weather Blues: Destinations – Puerto Rico
"When I die Dublin will be written in my heart." - James Joyce Emerald rolling hills, the sweet heaviness of lingering mist triggers the imagination to paint the image of faeries and wee-folk playing along the hills and streams. With some of the loveliest, most welcoming people you will ever meet and a rich history, … Continue reading Literary Travels: Dublin
You need only to step outside into the streets of old town Edinburgh to feel like you have been transported through time. History oozes from the very stones of the castle at the end of the Royal Mile and floats on the damp air of every close. Stepping from the shadows of one close to … Continue reading Literary Travels: Edinburgh
October 25, 2018, London, England Thursday was a miscellaneous day where I tried to play catch up, or make any final trips before I head back tomorrow. With there being no concrete plans, I ended up leaving my hotel room with an Uber at about 12:30. The first stop was to see Temple Church, one … Continue reading Templars, Dickens’ Chair, & Arthur
November 3, 2018, Hartford, Connecticut For once, I got up when I actually anticipated. I think it's because of scheduled itinerary; if I have to be somewhere at a certain time, subconsciously my mind and body make sure I perform in that acquired, timely fashion. Due to that performance, I headed back down to Connecticut … Continue reading Golden Shades of Twain
When traveling to a new location, it can be easier to station yourself in one central location and make day trips to the surrounding areas. This is one of my favorite things to do as it means I don't have to drag luggage from train to cab to airport to train every time I go … Continue reading Day Trippin’ : Edinburgh
There are so many places to see in Northern Ireland, and it can be difficult to narrow things down when you are limited on time. Up next in our "What to do, Where to eat?" series, we bring you a few of our favorites from Belfast! What to do: Titanic Museum - 1 Olympic Way, … Continue reading Belfast: What to do, Where to eat?
Up next in our "What to do, Where to eat" posts is what immediately felt like my "home away from home", Edinburgh, Scotland! Our trip in 2016 had us in Edinburgh for 4 days and we enjoyed our time so much that we increased our time in Edinburgh on the tail end of our trip … Continue reading Edinburgh: What to do, where to eat!
The list of things to see in Dublin, Ireland is seriously extensive. If I listed all of them on a rolled up piece of paper it would tumble to the ground and roll away when extended. It is easy to rack up a tab with all the entry fees and tour costs as you try … Continue reading Dublin on the Cheap: 10 Free or Nearly Free Things
Day Sixteen: November 11th, Edinburgh, Scotland to Dublin to Belfast, IrelandLast night did not go as well as I'd thought. Though I left somewhat earlier than Emylee and Moriah, I still couldn't sleep and end up finally falling asleep around two in the morning. Three hours later we were disoriented zombies using the bathroom light … Continue reading Days Sixteen Through Twenty-One