Why Ireland is Perfect for First-time Solo Female Travelers

When readers ask me where they should go on their first solo trips, I always say Ireland. Ireland is perfect for solo female travelers. I’ve been to Ireland three times, all solo, and always had an amazing time. My first solo trip was to Ireland when I was 19. After several Guinness and live music-filled days, Ireland … Read more

A Mini Roadtrip in Ireland

Dingle, Ireland

So after two happy and windblown days in Dingle, (which you can read about here and here), it was finally time to leave the peninsula to fly back home. The only problem was I wasn’t sure how to get off of the peninsula, considering most options were fairly pricey. Luckily, the night before I left, I … Read more

Dingle II: Irish Heritage and Craggy Cliffs

Dingle, Ireland

Please allow time for this post to load as it is very photo-heavy! So on my second day in Dingle the weather was too rough to do anything at sea which is where most of the attractions take place (including seeing Fungie the dolphin, sadly). So what was left to do? The Dingle archaeological tour. … Read more

A Journey to the West – Dingle, Ireland

Dingle, Ireland

Ah, Dingle. The gorgeous, oft-visited peninsula that so easily found its way into my heart. Dingle was so much more than the tourist-haven I expected, and with its beautiful music, people and nature, I’m dying to go back. Dingle is located on the far west stretches on Ireland, about as far as you can go … Read more

My 22nd Birthday in Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland

I had a plan for what my 22nd birthday would be like; I would be sitting in a cozy pub on a windswept, lonely peninsula, listening to traditional Irish music and sipping a frothy half-pint of Guinness. And what was my 22nd like in reality? Well it was in Ireland, but that’s where the comparison stops. … Read more

A Grand, Google-filled Weekend in Dublin’s Fair City

Merrion Square

Strangely enough the story of my Dublin trip begins in Chicago. It all started when I met an Irish guy named David at a bar called the Irish Oak. After a brief chat, David handed me his Google business card. While we never got together in Chicago, I sent him an email a few weeks … Read more