Road trips in Ireland

Ireland is blessed with some of the most scenic drives in Europe and our quiet country roads offer a chance to slow down, soak in the beauty of the landscape and discover your own hidden gems, off the beaten track. Being such a small country, Ireland is perfect for road trips and you can actually squeeze in a lot in just one day. We love taking random road trips whenever we have time off and we usually pack the tent in the car just in case we decide to stay a night or two on some isolated beach or lakeside…


New York, New York! Wow! What an amazing city to visit, let alone photograph. A travel photography paradise. When it came to light that we were going to be heading to the Big Apple, my head was awash with ideas of things I wanted to photograph. New York is a city of icons, movies and has been in our lives for as long as we have been watching TV. We have been to other cities in the U.S. but nothing could have prepared us for the overwhelming might of Manhattan and the Boroughs that surround it. We knew the place…


Just these three seemingly simple city sights gifted us with some of our best memories of our trip to New York. Those, and of course, filling our bellies! So four things — buildings, bridges, boroughs and filling our bellies! Oh, and butterflies! And we can’t forget our first real taste of Kansas City style BBQ! There’s so much to New York, so much that we loved, and they don’t all start with ‘B’! In our last post, we described what it’s like to visit New York for the first time and how overwhelmingly huge it is. This is why this…


“You’ve never been to New York?”

Our travels together have taken us around the world a couple of times including cities on the West Coast of the United States but never to New York. Down through the years, all of our family and friends kept asking us “Have you not been to New York yet?!”. We seemed to be the only ones who hadn’t and we always wondered when it would be our turn to visit New York for the first time. Well, we finally did it! Folks, we have to be honest here. It was so disap…haha! Obviously, am joking, we had an unbelievably brilliant…


More to County Clare than the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are among Ireland’s top attractions but head further inland to the east side of the Burren and you’ll find a gorgeous display of wildflowers, somehow thriving in the limestone rock of this most unusual landscape. From a distance, it’s like you’ve landed on the moon when you approach Burren National Park. The rolling hills of grey, stone folds in the landscape, hide a precious bounty of exquisite flowers which are at their most vibrant in spring. …


Sunset light on the rocky coastline of Donegal

Ireland’s unexplored North West

It’s about time we talked about the North West of Ireland. It’s clear from our previous posts we’re quite fond of the South West of the country! However, we’ve had several trips to Donegal, Sligo and Mayo on the Northern section of the Wild Atlantic Way, always during the off-season, and absolutely loved it. We’ve hiked in the rain, frolicked in glorious Spring sunshine on remote, pristine beaches, snuggled beside cozy pub fires and stood beside the graves of Ireland’s ancient Royals. This part of the country gets less attention than the famous sights down on the Ring of Kerry…


Kerry is one of Ireland’s most spectacular counties for scenery and no matter how many times we visit, we’re blown away by its beauty. It’s known as ‘The Kingdom’ for good reason and not just because of the lovely lakes of Killarney National Park and the, now famous, Skellig Islands. Ireland’s tallest peak, Carrantuohill, lies among its majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range, while mysterious Mount Brandon guards the Dingle Peninsula and the popular Slea Head coastal drive. National Geographic once tipped the Dingle Peninsula to be ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ and maybe it is! It certainly keeps calling…


The County of Cork, in the South West of Ireland, is fast becoming our favourite place in the whole world! Historic Cork City has oodles of charm with plenty of hidden gems to discover and a foodie scene that holds its own against Ireland’s capital, Dublin. Cork is full of small farms and gourmet producers that are filling plates, coffee cups and beer glasses with the finest ingredients and tastes that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Out to the coast, the scenery takes your breath away and it’s a great place to start an epic journey on…


Porto, Portugal stole our hearts! The city of Porto is picture-perfect and it’s a photographer’s dream. Neil expertly captured its pretty palette of colours and graceful architecture during our 4 days here. He had been before, creating content for Ryanair, and he couldn’t wait to explore it with me. He predicted correctly that I’d love Porto and that I might even prefer it to Lisbon. Built on the steep slopes of the winding, Douro river, it’s great exercise exploring it on foot but there are funiculars and lifts for extra help. Its enviable position offers stunning viewpoints overlooking the red-tiled…

all the ways you wander

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