Kinsale

Kinsale

Kinsale, coastal city. Colorful. A harbor full of ships. We ducked into an old antique shop with a cute little dog when it started to rain. Walked along the water to the harbor’s edge. Singing Downeaster Alexa, because that’s what it felt like. Content to take it all in from the fort for the hour [...]

Blarney

Blarney

Dusk on an autumn evening, orange light reflecting on the foliage. The grounds of Blarney Castle were almost empty an hour before closing time on a rainy November Sunday afternoon. We climbed to the top the top of the fortress to kiss the famous stone, of course, but that whole part felt fake and gimmicky [...]

Baltimore

Baltimore

Wild Ireland, rainy and rugged. A landscape that lends itself to fairy tales. The violence of the wind, sea, rain, cliffs. The warmth of the sun, the smiles of the people. The piercing green, greenness of the grass. Rolling, rolling hills. Cows. Idyllic. __ Pouring and windy most of the morning. Poured the entire drive, [...]

Dublin

Dublin

One day in Dublin, better than no days in Dublin for sure. Ireland is so close to England that it's often very easy to find insanely cheap flights back and forth between the islands - sometimes within the same day. That was how I found myself at the Cliffs of Moher on a random mid-week [...]

Cliffs of Moher

Twelve hours in... Ireland! Yes! Just twelve, and every second of it was incredible. Here's how it all went down: We took the 6:30 am train from Cambridge Station to the airport, took off at 9:00 am, and touched down in Shannon at 10:20 am. An hour later, we had rented a car and were [...]