There are a ton of factors that go into making a decision on when to travel. Prices, hours, activities, crowds, and weather can all heavily affect your decision. I figured it would be helpful to share what went into my decision to travel during France's high tourist season as well as what I found were... Continue Reading →
Answering Your Questions- Part 4
-What was your biggest culture shock? Honestly, I did not spend a whole lot of time with other people. The majority of my trip was me wandering around from city to city viewing the monuments. For the most part, the people I interacted with were mostly hotel receptionists/concierge, servers at restaurants, SNCF (France's main railway... Continue Reading →
Answering Your Questions- Part 2
-What was the most delicious food you had and how does it relate to the culture of the place you had it? This was also an insanely tough question to answer. Just thinking over the meals I had all over the country made my mouth water (I've posted a few pictures at the bottom of... Continue Reading →
Answering Your Questions- Part 1
-Why did you go to this place? There are actually quite a few reasons why I chose to go to France as my first solo trip. I think probably the foremost reason on my mind when I was choosing a travel destination was the fact that I already speak the language. I started learning French... Continue Reading →
5 Icelandic Hotspots Off the Beaten Path
Hey guys! About four or so months after my last trip ended, my sister went on a trip with her then-boyfriend. He proposed to her there and they loved the place so much that they decided to have a destination wedding because they wanted to share the natural beauty with the rest of the family.... Continue Reading →
Moher to See, Moher to Do.
For the sake of brevity (and because unfortunately, I'm running behind schedule on my posts) I'll keep this post fairly short. We started off pretty early in the day to try to beat most of the crowd to the Cliffs Of Moher. We didn't have any definite plans on what we wanted to do with... Continue Reading →
Exploring the Dingle Peninsula
Alright friends, the time has come for me to talk about what is quite possibly my favorite place in the whole world: The Dingle Peninsula. Part of me is extremely glad we skipped the Ring of Kerry because had we not, I probably would not have gotten to see the Dingle Peninsula at all. It... Continue Reading →
On to Ireland!
Hi All! Ireland was always the first country on my list of places to visit. My family has a decent amount of history rooted there. Our last name (Neely) is thought to have descended from multiple other surnames (MacNeely, Neeley, Nealy, and O'Neill, the last of which is very interesting due to that specific clan's... Continue Reading →
Tea, Sandwiches, Soup, and…Ancestral Castles?
This was by far one of the most personal experiences I had on the trip so you may have to bear with me a bit. In my last post, I talked about Emerson and the invisible eyeball in transcendentalism. This time was a little different but I'll dive into that a little later. The majority... Continue Reading →
A Jog Around Scotland
So I realized today that posting about each individual day would actually take me quite a while to catch up and may not be the most interesting thing to you as the reader. I decided to try to group the days into cohesive clusters in order to catch you all up a bit faster. I'm... Continue Reading →