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It’s been 20 years since “The Troubles” officially ended in Belfast but the divide between The Republicans (Catholics) and Loyalists (Protestants) is still quite prevalent. The walls were erected in 1969 as a temporary measure to keep the groups apart, but still remain due to their effectiveness. Needless to say, it’s a somber reality that […]

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Connemara National Park is one of those offbeat locations that undoubtedly strengthens a love for Ireland. The park is situated in the west of Ireland in County Galway (roughly and hour drive) and comprised of majestic mountains, expanses of prehistoric bogs, misty lakes, delightful valleys, grasslands and spectacular beaches. One could easily spend their entire […]

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Rock of Cashel is quite a spectacular archaeological site and the limestone ruins lay perched up in contrast above the green Tipperary countryside. The Rock was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. It was visited by St, Patrick in 450 and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century. […]

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Our son has had a lifelong dream of discovering and digging up ancient dinosaur bones. So, when we were planning our fall break Utah road trip I knew we had to make a stop at the Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument is located on the border of Utah and Colorado—in a wild landscape of […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park makes a great family destination all year long, but visiting off-season—like in the fall—has numerous advantages. 1. Lighter crowds Like most of our trips, we prefer to travel off-season—especially since Bryce Canyon receives over 1.5 million visitors annually with the bulk during the summer months. That’s a lot of rubbing elbows […]

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