Norway: The Lofoten Islands

March has been a crazy month for me. And now I am realizing it will be over as of tomorrow! I had the opportunity to go on three very different but equally amazing trips, traveling back and forth across the Atlantic without much of a break. I can’t wait to share my pictures and stories from all three, but for now I’ll start with the first. George and I went to the Lofoten Islands in Norway at the beginning of the month in the hopes of seeing the Northern Lights. The Lofoten archipelago is above the Arctic Circle so I knew we had a good chance, but it is also super beautiful and I would not have been disappointed had we not seen the lights.

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Weekend Adventure: North Wales

For the past couple of weeks, two of my cousins from Michigan have been staying with us at our flat. They arrived 2 days after George and I got home from the U.S. and have been with us since the new year. During the week they have been exploring on their own, however, some of the best places in the UK can’t really be reached by public transportation. So, over the weekend we thought it would be fun to take them to one of our favorite places: Wales. Continue reading “Weekend Adventure: North Wales”

Ireland Part II: Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands

After leaving the Burren in County Clare, my sister and I made our way to our second destination: Doolin. Doolin is a small seaside village on the west coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. It is known around the world as the traditional music capital of Ireland and that is what drew us to stay there while visiting the Cliffs of Moher.

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Ireland Part I: Loop Head and The Burren

A couple weeks ago, my sister and I decided to take on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. My little sister, Laurel, had just been studying in Spain, so I told her she needed to come visit me before going back to the States. We thought it would be fun to go on a trip together and we chose Ireland because it is a country both of us have always wanted to go to.  Continue reading “Ireland Part I: Loop Head and The Burren”

Weekend Adventure: Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast of England runs along the southern coast through Dorset and East Devon. It became England’s first Natural World Heritage Site because of its geological importance. This site is the only place in the world where you can see 185 million years of Earth’s history (including the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods) in a continuous stretch of coastline.

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Wales Weekend: Day 1

Wales is beautiful, but I do not understand the Welsh language at all. Where are your vowels, Wales? And ‘Y’ does not count. Dryslwyn is not a word and it makes no sense. While driving around this weekend, we came across so many towns with names like Bwlch and Aberystwyth. Really, though, I never knew Welsh was so different from English and I had no idea people actually speak the language. But anyway, our trip to Wales was super fun (if only slightly confusing) and it also happened to be Valentine’s Day, so it worked out well! Continue reading “Wales Weekend: Day 1”