Category: History

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.

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.

Ireland Then and Now

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and it got me bad. A couple months ago I was going through my mom’s hard drive with all the family pictures on it, and stumbled across a folder full of scanned pictures taken of my maternal grandparents– from…

Capturing Caprock Canyon

Back in March, during Spring Break, a friend and I visited Caprock Canyon, in Briscoe, Texas. The only other canyon I’ve ever visited is Palo Duro Canyon, but that was when I was eight years old, so Caprock is the first canyon I’ve been to that I can actively remember. It’s also the first canyon I’ve hiked in; which was an experience.

Documentaries about Antarctica

So far, 2016 has been the year of documentaries. There’s just something about sitting on the couch, avoiding everything I need to do, and watching 6 hours of nature programs. So, as a continuation of my Antarctica series, I thought I’d list all the…