Category Archives: Europe

Snapshot Saturday: Newgrange & The Irish Coast

Irish coast

  Well, as you know we are back, but here are some of our favorite shots from the last week.        

Newgrange: One of the oldest sites in the world

newgrange feature

Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago, around 3,200 BC during the Stone Age.  Making Newgrange older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.  It was built as a tomb, interestingly on the inside it is in the shape of

Castletown House


I fell in love with Andrea Palladio on our first trip to Venice.  Being the daughter of Interior Designers I think I went to every historical home and museum in every place we traveled.  At times I would drag my

Photo Journey through Galway, Ireland


  Galway was our home spot for a few days and we had some pretty wet weather, but that was not going to stop us!  We bundled up and ventured into the city.  Galway is primarily filled with shops and

Cliffs of Moher (video)

Cliffs of Moher

Warning!  Do not enter!  Closed due to hazardous weather conditions. That was the sign posted all around the entrance to the Cliffs of Moher, but when you are in Ireland and have driven for 1.5 hours to see the cliffs,

Snapshot Saturday: Killarney National Park & Waterville


    Here are some of our favorite shots from the last week in Ireland.  Hope you enjoy!            

Driving in Ireland…if you dare! (video)

All the movies you see about driving in Ireland are pretty accurate!  Many of the roads are barely wide enough for one car, yet are supposed to be a “two lane” road!  There were a few times when we literally

Taking a day off in Waterville


  Sometimes you need a day off…even from what seems like a vacation.  So Jon and I spent the day alone together in the town of Waterville where we are staying.  We were blessed with another day of sunshine…a rarity

Ring of Kerry a Picture Journey


The Ring of Kerry is a circular route through the Iveragh Peninsula in county Kerry.  The route is said to be one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland and makes a popular scenic drive.  Luckily, we are in the

Killarney National Park


  Killarney National Park was by far one of our favorite days in Ireland so far.  Ironically it reminded us of Asheville, North Carolina!  The natural beauty is magnificent throughout Ireland, but Killarney National Park is a special treat with