I Got the Blues, Babe

Such soul-searching melodies came echoing through the busy streets of Dublin, pulling passersby into the unique world of music, speaking in a distinctly beautiful tongue in which everyone immediately became fluent. This infamous busker may have been singing the blues, but there was nothing but smiles lining Grafton street as…

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)…

Avoca Handweavers

If I could pack up this shop and bring it home with me in a very Poppins-esque manner, I would. And was I ever tempted to try. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="5543,5544,5545,5546,5547,5549,5550,5551"] If you’re looking to bring home some truly Irish souvenirs, stop in at Avoca. As a family-run Irish business and…

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…

Hurling: The Fastest Game on Grass

[gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="6457,6458,6459,6460,6461,6462,6463,6464,6465,6466,6467,6468,6470,6471,6473,6474,6475,6476,6478,6469"] Undoubtedly the fastest, roughest, most intense sport I’ve ever seen on a field, Hurling is an Irish phenomenon that instantly won my heart. Having been played for over 3,000 years, coming to Ireland with the Celts and featured prominently in Irish folklore, this native game is…

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"]
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