2016 Winter Classic

Another item checked off the bucket list! This year's Winter Classic was a great matchup with the Boston Bruins hosting the Montreal Canadians at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Even though the Bruins couldn't pull out a win over the Habs (a disappointing loss with a final of 5-1)…

The Bold Coastline, Cutler, Maine

A local article written about the Bold Coast was the inspiration of our spur-of-the-moment trip to Cutler. Really, it was only three hours away. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="2626,2625,2624,2623,2622,2621,2619"] The hike we took was through the Cutler Coast Public Reserve. In its entirety, it's a 12,000 acre preserve of bogs, softwood forests and…

County Galway

One of the most scenic counties in Ireland, varying from Connemara to the city to the islands, there's really only one way to see it: by car. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="2309,2310,2311,2312,2313,2314,2315,2316,2317,2318,2319,2320,2321,2322,2323,2324,2325,2326,2327,2328,2329,2330,2331,2332,2333,2335,2336,2337,2338,2340,2342,2343"]

Donegal

Snapchats from visits to Donegal, including the folk village, an inukshuk, and sea sessions. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="2191,2192,2193,2194,2195,2196,2197,2198,2199,2200,2201,2202,2203,2204,2205,2206,2207,2208,2209,2210,2211,2212,2213,2214,2215,2216,2217,2218,2219,2220,2221,2222,2236,2223,2224,2225,2226,2227,2228,2230,2231,2232,2234,2235"]

County Mayo

Snapshots of County Mayo, Ireland including Achill Island, Westport, and Croagh Head. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="1852,1853,1854,1855,1856,1857,1858,1859,1860,1861,1862,1863,1864,1865,1866,1867,1868,1869,1870,1871,1872,1873,1874,1875,1876,1877,1878,1879,1880,1881,1882,1883,1884,1885"]

Inishmore, Aran Islands

The Aran Islands are a major tourist attraction in Ireland, known for their scenic views and ancient monuments. The Aran Islands are located just off the coast in Galway bay and consist of three islands: Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer. Continuing our adventures with a slight delay, Rachel and I finally…

A Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle

[gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="6227,6229,6230,6231,6232,6233,6234,6235,6236,6237,6238,6239,6240,6241,6242,6243,6244,6245,6246,6247,6248,6249,6250,6251,6252"] As many of you know from last week's post, my friend Rachel hopped on a plane from Canada and flew 5,000km to join me in Ireland a few days before St. Patrick’s Day. We had planned a major 9-day-tour of Ireland, Scotland and England for her…

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is located in Bushmills, County Antrim in Northern Ireland. While it may have technically been created by an eruption of an ancient volcano, as far as legend has it, the Giant's Causeway was created as stepping-stones to Scotland by a fearsome and famous giant, and this is how the legend…