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

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

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