Category Archives: Europe

Travel: Iceland

A few years ago, my favorite travel buddy and I sat in a cafe one night and ripped up twenty pieces of paper. We each wrote the names of ten places we wanted to see before we died, and the … Continue reading

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Travel – Vejer

On one of our road trips in Andalusia, Spain, we opted to go to Vejer. Vejer is a Moorish, walled city nestled on top of the hill with beautiful white buildings. It was once an ancient fortress used by Phoenicians, … Continue reading

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Travel – Granada

Last July, I went to Spain to join my dear friend and travel partner in crime for a road trip. She lives in Rota (the southern part) which allows for easy access to some beautiful and historical cities in Spain. … Continue reading

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Travel: Irish Castles

Bunratty Castle Bunratty Castle was very accessible – built around the 1400’s you could explore and climb the very, very narrow winding stairs and look into restored rooms, and even go out on the roof. The great hall had an … Continue reading

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Travel: Going West Across Ireland

On the west coast of Ireland, are some incredible sights: chief among them, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. We took a beautifully scenic ride across the countryside from Dublin. The journey took roughly three hours from coast to … Continue reading

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Travel – Things to do in Dublin, Part Two

I think a common misconception about Dublin is that it is a party city, and nothing more. True, pubs are an intrinsic and colorful part of the culture, but there were many pleasant historical surprises in theĀ  city. If you … Continue reading

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Travel – Things to do in Dublin, Part One

I recently visited Dublin, and did not have many preconceived ideas about the city before visiting. When I pictured Ireland, I imagined a lot of green grass and pubs. As an English teacher, I was aware of the rich literary … Continue reading

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