FriFotos: America

Tomorrow is America’s 239th birthday (but she doesn’t look a day over 25!) so it’s fitting that today’s #FriFotos theme is America. Over my three decades of living here, I’ve loved being an American, hated being an American, been embarrassed to be an American, & felt overwhelming pride being an American. I’ve practically burst with patriotism when […]

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The Old Library at Trinity College

When we were planning our trip to Dublin, I knew so little about the city that I didn’t really have a bucket list of places to explore. One place, though, that immediately jumped out at me from my ever expanding travel bucket list was the Long Room in the Old Library at Trinity College. I had to […]

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Wild Atlantic Way

It’s no secret that the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland is awesome. Every year, thousands of visitors drive along the rugged Atlantic coastline (which reminded me a lot of coastal Maine). We spent one afternoon driving along a small portion of it located in County Clare. The ocean scenery was absolutely stunning! We loved driving […]

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Rock of Cashel

When we were planning our trip to Ireland, we knew we wanted to stop somewhere on our ride from Dublin to Adare. B was rooting for the Blarney Stone, but I was less enthralled with the idea of waiting in line with a bunch of charter buses to hang upside-down & kiss a stone. Then, our […]

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Western Ireland Road Trip

One afternoon on our trip, we had no plans. Nowhere we had to be at a specific time. No dinner reservations. Nodda. So we grabbed a paper map, hopped into the car & started driving. We headed into Limerick, even though everyone told us not to. We headed west, stopping off at every sign marking […]

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Irish Music at Pat Collins Bar

I was so inspired when we stopped by Pat Collins’ Bar one night to hear the live music, that I actually wrote this while sitting in the bar, toe tapping, Guinness sipping, sweating profusely & loving every minute of it. I walked through the front door of Pat Collins bar & directly into the back […]

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Eating & Drinking in Dublin

We were only in Dublin for about 36 hours during our recent trip to Ireland (not nearly long enough!), but we made the most of eating (& drinking) Chipper Our first taste of true Irish fish & chips was at Beshoff Bros following our awesome walking tour. Liam recommended this this local fast casual chain […]

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Flying Business Class on the Amazing A380

When I found insanely cheap plane tickets to Ireland earlier this year, I knew I had no choice but to book them, because hello! $300 tickets to Europe never happen. But then I did a little research on the flights & my heart jumped into my throat: our DC to Paris flight was on Air […]

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