I visited Spain and briefly, Portugal for an extended weekend. A lot of blogs and pages online boast the beauty of the Andalucía region - and I'm promising you, it's truly real. Friday, December 18, was primarily dedicated to travel time. After my flight from Edinburgh to Faro, I took a bus from Faro Portugal to … Continue reading Sevilla, Cadiz, and Faro…
Happy New Year everyone! I'm not always great at expressing myself - and that's my fault. I hate those sappy end of the year reflections, but here I go anyways exposing a bit of myself to the world. Reflecting back on this past year, so many wonderful opportunities have surfaced in life. I'm lucky, and … Continue reading Cheers to a New Year!
On a whim last week, I booked an inexpensive flight to Copenhagen from Edinburgh for 1 day. So much has happened over the past week (my 24th birthday, the death of my grandfather, American Thanksgiving, and handed in 1 postgraduate final paper), that I wasn't sure if I could handle it, but to be honest … Continue reading 24 Hours in Copenhagen
Recently a friend asked me if I liked camping. After a lengthy, dead-panned stare I uttered ‘no,’ however I reflected on my answer because something seemed to be bothering me. I realized as a child I detested camping (what was that noise, a thought that would reverberate through my mind in the middle of the … Continue reading Rebels Camping: A Sicilian Night Under the Stars
While in southwest Ireland, I visited the Ring of Kerry, otherwise called the Iveragh Peninsula. The landscape boasts the views of the coastline and mountainous terrain. Before the tour I worried over the rain, however I had (the Irish) luck on my side. The rain clouds cleared by the afternoon time. Our route traveled from … Continue reading Around the Ring of Kerry We Go!
As I finished up the last of my midterm papers, I decided to come to Cork. Today I traveled further south to visit Cobh, a port used by many of the emigrants in the 1800s. One such Cobh emigrant was my great grandfather, Daniel Patrick O'Sullivan. Cobh, Little Island and Fota make up three islands … Continue reading Cobh, Cork’s Cove
The harbor area of Oban is refreshing and quaint. Be sure to grab a take-away latte or fish and chips to bring to the port, and enjoy the mirror images of the boats reflect across harbor. We visited McCaig’s Tower to see a panoramic view of the port and city. In the picture above, you … Continue reading Oban and Isle of Seil