Attending the world’s largest travel blog conference, TBEX Europe 2013

  Last May, when Bell and I discovered that the world’s largest travel blog conference was coming a mere 12 minute walk from our apartment, the decision to attend was a no brainer. But as the days grew nearer and the thought of attending my first travel conference approached, the jitters firmly settled in. Bell…

Renting Tips for Europe

Finding an apartment in your own city can be a nightmare, let alone a foreign country! But if you’ve decided to take the plunge and move abroad here are some renting tips for Europe, particularly¬†particularly if you’re planning a move to the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK or Ireland. We’ll have a post to…

Father’s Visit to Ireland Leaves Everlasting Memories

One of the hardest parts about living abroad is being away from family. So I was fortunate to recently share my father’s visit to Ireland for the 2nd summer in a row. He’s 85 and thankfully in good enough health to still make trips across the Atlantic from Florida. I’m very grateful for the wonderful…

Kilmainham Jail, best political history lesson in Dublin

The history of Ireland has been a turbulent one. 700 years of English occupation effectively ended in 1922 when the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed. This paved the way for Irish Independence following a 2 and 1/2 year resistance movement against British rule. The treaty was divisive among Irish people because it left 6 northern counties…

Kilmainham Jail, where 'In the Name of the Father' was filmed