solo travel

A Very Irish St Patrick’s Day


I know, I know. St Patrick’s Day was almost two months ago. Holy crap. But I’ve finally gotten around to talking about it. When I decided that I was going to leave Ireland early, I had only one caveat: I wanted to be in the country for St Patrick’s Day. This made my departure much […]

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Circling the Ring of Kerry

I knew that I wanted to see the Ring of Kerry, even if I didn’t quite know what it was (I now know that it is a 179 km circular road in County Kerry that goes from Killarney, around the Iveragh Peninsula, through Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen, and Killorglin, with many interesting and scenic sights along […]

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Warming Up My Cold Feet

The last few days, I’ve been experiencing an intense bout of cold feet whenever I think about Ireland. It’s amazing how many excuses my brain can come up with. I’ve never travelled before. How will I manage on my own? I won’t see friends or family or Bryan for six months. I’ll go crazy. I’ll […]

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Ring List Item #6 – Go on a Solo Trip

Let’s face facts here: chances are good that Bryan and I will get married. Which is scary and cool and exciting. But I have always been very aware of being my own person within our relationship, and continually pursuing my own needs and interests, as well as his and ours. To that end, a couple […]

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