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

Canada

Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

The Butchart Gardens began life as a quarry. In 1904 Robert Pim Butchart developed a quarry and built a cement plant near Tod Inlet. Robert and his wife Jennie established their home near the quarry. As Robert exhausted the limestone deposits, Jennie thought something beautiful could be made from the pit and so the pit… Continue reading Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

Canada

Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a Designated National Historic Site and coined 'Canada's Castle'. Being from Ireland and with all the castles that we have in the country, I just knew I had to visit this place. Craigdarroch Castle was built for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant coal baron. The castle was finally completed in 1890. Robert and… Continue reading Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Canada

Canada | Victoria Photo Essay

Victoria is a beautiful Canadian city situated on Vancouver Island. As the capital of British Columbia it boasts marine wildlife, Victorian architecture, First Nations culture, and so much more. Victoria holds a special place in my heart and I think you'll understand why from these pictures. Have you visited Victoria? What did you think of… Continue reading Canada | Victoria Photo Essay

Canada

Canada | Victoria Gallery Walk

While I'm not an expert, I love art in all its forms and mediums. I admire the time and work an artist puts into their pieces and how open and curious they are of the world around them. I love how it sparks something in me, not necessarily to paint or to draw or to… Continue reading Canada | Victoria Gallery Walk