The 50 Most Beautiful Castles in the World and the Pictures to Prove It

Chateau de Chambord, royal medieval french castle and reflection. Loire Valley, France, Europe. Unesco heritage site. Long exposure.

As a history and travel lover, there’s no kind of building in the world that piques my interest more than a beautiful castle. Whether it’s learning about the history of Windsor Castle, comparing the summer and winter palaces of the Shaki Khans while traveling Azerbaijan, or sleeping in a castle in Ireland, visiting castles always … Read more

25 Most Underrated Cities in Europe for a Fabulous Vacation without the Crowds

Art Pavilion Building Zagreb Croatia

If you want to explore Europe but you want to avoid throngs of tourists, then pick one of these underrated cities in Europe to enjoy some of Europe off-the-beaten-path.  Can’t read now? Pin for later! The Most Underrated Cities in Europe Here are my favorite European underrated cities. For an in-depth overview of what makes … Read more

27 Stunning Places to Visit in September in Europe for a Late Summer Getaway

Visiting Europe in September is a great idea for many tourists. You’ll be able to skip the families traveling during school holidays, you can take advantage of end-of-season discounts, and the crowds start to thin out a bit. Here are some of the best places to visit in September in Europe to enjoy the end … Read more

11 Stunning Catholic Monasteries Everyone Should See

Kylemore Abbey from my Irish Road Trip in May

Catholic Monasteries are some of my Favorite Places As a history lover and former Catholic, I adore visiting Catholic monasteries for their history, art, and architecture. From the nunnery where the real Maria von Trapp lived in Austria to visiting the stunning Kylemore Abbey while backpacking in Ireland, I’ve spent many days on the road … Read more

50 Pictures of Dingle, Ireland to Inspire Your Irish Wanderlust

Ireland - Dingle - Cliffs

I’ve spent over a month in Ireland, exploring beautiful towns, stunning scenic drives, and falling in love with Irish history and culture. I recently rediscovered my lost pictures of Dingle and my trip down the Wild Atlantic Way, and going through them to edit the photos was like reliving the trip all over again. One … Read more

What to Pack for Ireland: the Ultimate Northern Ireland & Ireland Packing List

Ireland - Waterfall - Free Canva

I’ve spent about a month traveling through Ireland and Northern Ireland over several trips, visiting almost every county. I’ve spent nearly twenty days on road trips across the country, so I know what it’s like to pack for multiple kinds of activities while living out of a backpack. I’ve also gone on luxury trips in … Read more

Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula: Which Irish Drive is Right for You?

Ireland - Dingle Peninsula - Canva

Ireland is a gorgeous country, and it lends itself particularly well to those who want to go on a road trip. There are so many beautiful places to explore here that I actually put together my top ten favorite scenic drives in Ireland.  However, there are two drives that people continually try to decide between. … Read more

The Literary Pubs of Dublin

The Literary Pubs of Dublin

Listen to the Episode “The Literary Pubs of Dublin” Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe An Interview with Colm Quilligan, Owner of the Irish Literary Pub Crawl I recently got to take an amazing trip to Dublin, Ireland, working with Failte Ireland, the tourism authority for Ireland and Northern Ireland. … Read more