Personal Stories

Farewell Quiet Man

Well it's the end of an era.  Friday November 2nd was my last day working in The Quiet Man Museum.  I still can't quite wrap my head around the fact that I've finished up and launched my own business conducting walking tours.  I don't know where the last five summers went to; time flies when you're having… Continue reading Farewell Quiet Man

England

England| Liverpool Photo Essay

Liverpool is a city that is proud of its industrial heritage.  This can be seen down by the Albert Docks.  Liverpudlians are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and I have a soft spot for the Liverpool accent.  Of course, when you visit Liverpool you can't escape the fab four aka The… Continue reading England| Liverpool Photo Essay

Art & Literature

Irish Artists | Mainie Jellett

I fell in love with Mainie Jellett and her work when I was given an assignment in college as part of a Modernism module.  The brief was to give a ten minute presentation on an Irish modern artist and tie in what makes them a modern artist.  I can't remember exactly how I came across… Continue reading Irish Artists | Mainie Jellett

The Netherlands, Uncategorized

The Netherlands | Amsterdam Photo Essay

B and I went on our first trip abroad as a couple last August.  We basically picked the city that had the cheapest flights and voila we were flying to Amsterdam.  I had never been to Amsterdam before so I was really excited to explore the city.  It's really one of those cities that lends itself well… Continue reading The Netherlands | Amsterdam Photo Essay

Ireland

From Ireland With Love | Belfast Photo Essay

I'm back! Yes, it has been months since I last wrote a post but I won't bore you with reasons and excuses as to why I haven't.  I have another photo essay I want to share with you.  Last summer B and I took a day trip from Dublin to Belfast with Extreme Ireland.  Our… Continue reading From Ireland With Love | Belfast Photo Essay

Archaeology, Ireland, Natural Environment

From Ireland With Love | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Inis Mór is one of three islands that make up the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Inis Mór translates into English as 'big island', making it the main island of the Aran Islands. With 850 inhabitants, 14 villages and 5 pubs, it's like stepping into a John Hinde postcard. See for yourself… Continue reading From Ireland With Love | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Ireland

From Ireland With Love | What Not To Say To An Irish Person On St. Patrick’s Day

Ah St. Patrick's Day, that annual worldwide céilí celebrating all things Irish. Everyone becomes Irish and everything turns green on this one day each year. It's a day full of shenanigans and shillelaghs. And of course we can't forget the man of the hour, St. Patrick himself, rocking a blue (surprisingly St. Patrick never wore… Continue reading From Ireland With Love | What Not To Say To An Irish Person On St. Patrick’s Day

Scotland

Scotland | Edinburgh Photo Essay

Edinburgh stole my heart over a few bitterly cold days in mid January. I fell in love with the architecture, history, culture, heritage and the people. Everywhere you turn there's great pride in the city's heritage. Even though I was there for five days I still didn't get a chance to see everything I wanted… Continue reading Scotland | Edinburgh Photo Essay