Category: Europe

My Least Favorite City in Europe

The first and only time I ever visited Berlin, Germany was one of the worst nights of my life–and it all occurred in my head.

Discovering Ancient Ireland: Newgrange

The mystery of its creation is not what drew me to Newgrange, but it is what keeps me aching to return.

How to Survive a Family Vacation When Youโ€™re the Designated Tour Guide

(AKA: How not to kill your family in a foreign country)

Bri’s Guide to Public Transportation in Dublin, Ireland

My next trip to Ireland is looming ever closer with each passing day. While I’ve been to Dublin (specifically) over 5 times now, the family that’s traveling with me on this trip either have never been to Ireland, or the last time they visited…

The Best and Worst Castles I’ve Visited in Ireland

There are hundreds of castles in Ireland. Not every one is amazing–it’s just not plausible. Some castles are more tourist traps than anything else, while others are so new looking that they don’t hold any of that haunting quality that commands crowds to their iron-wrought doors.