Moments & Misadventures :: A Few of the Other National Parks

Moments & Misadventures :: A Few of the Other National Parks

There is no doubt about it-I love visiting national parks! All national parks have the same goal in mind of protecting and preserving places of rich natural beauty and historical significance. And for me there is no better way of honoring that mission than by visiting the park that they work so hard to preserve. [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Animal Encounters at Grianan of Aileach

Moments & Misadventures ::  Animal Encounters at Grianan of Aileach

We had just left Northern Ireland and had crossed the border into the Republic of Ireland when we pulled off the road at the Grianan of Aileach. It is one of 30 hilltop forts that have been preserved since the 6th century. This fort is thought to have been built by the Northen Ui Neill [...]

Legananny Dolmen {Northern Ireland}

Legananny Dolmen {Northern Ireland}

Nestled in the countryside of County Down, sits the Legananny Dolmen. The name Legananny is derived from the Irish term Liagán Áine, meaning standing stone. This is a Neolithic era funerary site dating back around 5,000 years. To honor a relative that had passed away, these huge stones were dragged up the hillside and assembled [...]

Travel Challenge – Day 5 :: Edinburgh {Scotland}

Travel Challenge – Day 5 :: Edinburgh {Scotland}

10 days, 10 pictures, 1 great challenge. This challenge asks you to post one favorite travel picture once a day for 10 days with no explanation. If you want to join the challenge, then dear reader I nominate you. Please share your link in the comments because I would love to see all your pictures. [...]

Dundrum Castle {Northern Ireland}

Dundrum Castle {Northern Ireland}

Dundrum Castle in County Down is an incredible historical tribute. This castle was built sometime around 1177 century by John de Courcey after his invasion of the Ulster area and has stood here overlooking the beautiful countryside ever since. This idyllic spot sits on top of a rocky hill with stunning views of the Dundrum [...]