Traveling Smart

On today’s post, I will share my tips on how to travel smart.

Cliffs of Moher

After Galway we decided to visit the beautiful Cliffs of Moher! The Cliffs are Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonder at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way (the pictures below will speak for themselves). When we went, we purchased tickets on site. However, according to the website, starting April 21, 2018 tickets can be pre-purchased online at…

The Aran Island of Inishmore

One of our Galway days was spent on the Aran Island of Inishmore right on the mouth of Galway Bay.  This is the largest of the Aran Islands.There are daily ferries to the islands from the main land. You can purchase tickets before boarding. Parking is on site as well, and everything is reasonably priced.Inishmore…

Galway Girl

After a few days in Dublin, we rented a car from Europcar and drove west to Galway. Galway is such a charming city! We had an AMAZING time. Hands down it is my favorite place in Ireland! My husband, drove most of the time (I enjoyed lots of car naps), it took him about an hour to fully be…

Dublin, Ireland pt. 1

Our trip began in Dublin where we started off with an Irish breakfast at O’Neill’s Pub & Kitchen. Holy moly, who knew that an Irish breakfast would include this much food! It was so delicious though!Since the Pub was right in downtown, we walked around and checked out a few sites & pubs.Between quaint streets,…

A surprise Irish honeymoon! 

So this is how we ended up in Ireland…. We were all set to have a relaxing honeymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Our bags were packed and we were looking forward to relaxing on the beach after a few stressful months of wedding planning, moving to a new city and working full-time. We booked…

Norway: Stegastein viewpoint

On our drive back to Bergen from the Borgund Stave Church, we stopped at the Stegastein viewpoint in Flam. The Stegastein viewing platform hangs 30 metres out from the mountain walls and 650 metres up from the fjord.  The views are breathtaking. It feels like you are hanging over the mountain.  People drive or hike…

Norway: Borgund Stave Church

The main reason why we rented a car was to get out of the city and explore Bergen’s surroundings. Which I completely suggest doing if you can! We took a day trip from Bergen through the Fjords (literally) to Borgund, where one of the few remaining original wooden Stave Churches rests.  The Borgund Stave Church is an…