03rd Nov

Halloween in Ireland

The Irish take Halloween very seriously. It is a weeklong celebration of a completely superficial holiday, where everyone dresses up in costumes and drinks. As someone told us in a bar in Kinvarra, the Irish will use any excuse to party. We came unprepared for such madness. We had neither the required costume nor the […]

02nd Nov

Erin go Bragh – To Dublin We Go

Before we begin talking about our time in Ireland,  there are 2 things you must do for the true Irish experience. 1) Drink a Guinness and 2) get rained on. Inevitably, these two things will happen almost immediately upon your arrival. If it’s not raining when you go into the pub, it will certainly be […]

01st Nov

Our Top 10 France Pictures

We spent more than 2 weeks in France (with a visit to Spain in the middle). After visiting Southern France and Paris, we combed through more than 1,000 pictures to come up with our top 10 France pictures. Enjoy! 10) The Harbor Mirror, Marseille Marseille is the European Capital of Culture for 2013. As part of […]

31st Oct

A Perfect Visit to Versailles

Versailles is a palace of stunning, precisely manicured beauty. The gardens that dominate the grounds are some of the most amazing we’ve ever seen – they seem to stretch to the horizon. A stroll through the rows of trees and flowers only confirms this notion.