National Botanic Gardens – Dublin

National Botanic Gardens – Dublin

One of the best things about Dublin (perhaps its most of Europe) is all of the national attractions are free. Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens is a lovely place to spend the day. There are multiple greenhouses, gardens, even a little vegetable garden, a cafe and small gift shop. I especially enjoyed the succulent house, making […]

Belfast 

Belfast 

Consensus. Loved it. It was my first major trip outside of Dublin. Not that I can really say major, Ireland is tiny compared to going anywhere in the US, but Northern Ireland is technically another country (I have the £5 note to prove it) so we’ll call it a major trip. It was relatively easy. […]

Trinity College

Trinity College

My first day in Dublin consisted of walking around the city until I could check into my hostel. I was extremely sleep deprived having just arrived and not been able to sleep on my overnight flight at all. So after walking through Temple Bar, getting a latte, and still having a few hours to kill […]

Let’s talk about hostels

Let’s talk about hostels

I’m not sure anyone really loves staying in hostels. They very a great deal between them. Some are nicer, some are cleaner, some are considered “party” hostels, some have age limits, and some don’t. I’ve stayed in a fair amount of hostels in both South America and Europe and they have all varied greatly. One […]

First

I contemplated starting a blog before I left to help me deal with all the overwhelming emotions I was feeling, whether I published it or not. But I didn’t. Per usual, I kept putting it off (along with a lot of other things) and then before I knew it I was gone. I am in […]