30 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Ireland & Northern Ireland

I am absolutely in love with the Emerald Isle. I’ve spent about a month road tripping everywhere from Belfast to Galway, from Connemara to Dingle, and everywhere in between. While I know that I can’t wait to go back to Ireland again and again, I’ve seen enough beautiful Irish cities and landmarks to fill a … 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

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

The Storied History of the Guinness Storehouse

On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we’re talking with someone who has arguably the coolest job in the field of history, and one you may not have even known about. My guest today is Fergus Brady, the archives manager at the Guinness Storehouse. The archives contain everything about one of the most famous … 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 … Read more