Venice: Exploring the Canal Capital of Northern Italy

I have been to Venice twice, the first time was in college. I was studying aboard in a neighboring country and a group of us set off for a long weekend in Venice.  It was the first time I had traveled (other then getting to my study aboard local) without an adult. Which is funny…

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Capri, Italy

Our last day down by Sorrento we spent on the island of Capri. We took our little tram up to Sorrento and hoped on the ferry boat for the day. Since we were on a schedule to ensure we got off the island at the end of the day we didn’t have a whole lot…

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Pompeii, Italy

Visiting Pompeii was one of those things that I had always wanted to do, so when we planned our trip down the western coast of Italy we made sure to plan an entire day to do nothing but wander around the site. We also didn’t do a lot of planning past that, we knew how…

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Santa Fortuna – Sorrento, Italy

After Rome we made our way down past Naples because we knew we wanted to see Pompeii and Capri. When most people think of this part of Italy they think of Positano, which is a gorgeous little town nestled in the hills along the famous Almafi Coast (so I have heard).  It is also very…

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Rome, Italy

I was most excited to see Rome in Italy and it truly is an incredible city. But it is a city, a giant city. There is more to see and do there than a single vacation could ever cover and we were only there for two days. My number one tip for Rome would be…

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Cinque Terre, Italy

It has been a lot of years since I have been in Italy so it was a little challenging to research and put together these posts, particularly because either I have forgotten the name of half the places we went or half the places we went are now out of business. I won’t say Cinque…

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Hiking Tips – Ireland

If you ever have the opportunity to hike in another country, don’t think. Just say yes. Is it going to be easy, no. Are you going to hate it at some point, yes. But go on and do it anyways. It doesn’t have to be ten days like my friends did or even five days…

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An Bothar – Caus, Ireland

My last night was at the An Bothar guesthouse in Cuas Ireland. I honestly thought it was Ballydavid the entire trip, but I know little about Irish geography  so it isn’t surprising I had it wrong. Regardless the pub and guesthouse sits at the foot of Mt. Brandon. It is the last stop on Slea…

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Wonderful Ireland Walking Tours – Dunquin to Caus, Ireland

The last full day of my trip, was also my last chance to hike again. I was fretting over the decision quite a bit. I had my blister pads, I had my new walking shoes. I packed my hiking boots in case of emergency. I read the directions, checked the route a million times and…

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Gleann Dearg – Dunquin, Ireland

The second to last night of my trip was spent in the Dunquin settlement, at a guest house by the name of Gleann Dearg. Dunquin is the most westerly settlement in Ireland, but not a terribly formal settlement near as I could tell. More a rural cluster of houses and business, without  much of a…

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