Tag: Northern Ireland


Ireland will always have a special place in my heart as it was the trip that sparked my love of travel and inspired me to start my blog. When I studied abroad, I arrived in Ireland and was pleasantly overwhelmed by the unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells that greeted me. The vivid green grass, the colors surrounding Dublin Castle, and, of course, the Irish accents were...

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Although Belfast is less than half the size of Dublin, two thirds of the people of Northern Ireland live there. After suffering political violence during the Troubles, Belfast is now a peaceful city that is quickly growing and developing. With so many things to do in Belfast and the surrounding areas, now is a great time to bump Northern Ireland up on your travel list....

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Legend has it that a giant named Finn McCool was fighting with a Scottish giant, Benandonner, across the North Channel who was threatening Ireland. Out of anger, Finn grabbed chunks of land from the coast and threw them. As a result, a rock path formed for Finn to cross the water and take on Benandonner. But there was a big problem with this… Benandonner was much larger than...

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