Category: Ireland

Hikes of the Aran Islands: Black Fort

Hikes of the Aran Islands: Black Fort

My husband, Kevin, and I went to Ireland for 10 days in Ireland 2014 for our honeymoon. We spent the whole time hiking, eating, drinking beer, and chilling out. We stayed for four nights on Inishmor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Over oatmeal topped with a swirl of Irish whiskey, a splash of milk,…

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Drink (Indie 30 – Day 20)

Drink (Indie 30 – Day 20)

Bootsnall prompt: Just as the cuisine of a place reveals clues about its culture and history, so does its signature local drink. What’s the best drink you had on the road, and did the drink have any connection to the place where you drank it or the people you drank with? Guinness just tastes better…

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Holy Week in Italy, Easter in Poland (Indie Travel Day 7 – Celebrate)

Holy Week in Italy, Easter in Poland (Indie Travel Day 7 – Celebrate)

Bootsnall prompt: Joining in a local festival, holiday or special event is a great way to learn more about a local culture. Share the story of a celebration that meant something to you on your travels. I’m not a very religious person. I was baptized as a child and have been to a fair number of…

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Kindness – Indie 30 Day 5

Kindness – Indie 30 Day 5

Bootsnall prompt: One of the greatest joys of travel can be the random acts of kindness you’ll receive from total strangers. Have you ever found kindness from strangers in unexpected places? People in the hospitality industry are supposed to be gracious and helpful, but there are a few times in my travels when I’ve found…

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