https://instatbt.com/Place/wicklow-ireland/236824357Wicklow, IrelandTomorrow we leave Ireland and my heart aches a little. Some have questioned the point in continuing to return to the same place with so many other countries in the world to see. But lucky for me, I don't travel to add notches to my belt, or new foreign stamps to my passport, but rather to feel joy and create memories - much like the joy I have always felt visiting here and the memories that keep bringing me back for more. To have shared it all with my kids this time around took it all to the next level and reinforced our commitment to experience the world as our hearts guide us to, and not how others demand. Travel on and be happy.
https://instatbt.com/Place/dingle-ireland/220115583Dingle, IrelandI've been in Ireland almost a month now and as my adventure slowly comes to an end I am left feeling with an even greater yearning for more of it and a deeper affection. Not sure how I will find the words to describe it all in the end. It's the big things. And the small. The personal stories and the history. The views and the mist and the fog and the light and the music and the food and the jokes and the somber tales and the ruins and the art. I could go on and on. A newly made local friend, and I have made many throughout this journey, best described it when she said, "We're a small island with many layers upon layers to be explored." And I haven't even scratched the surface.
https://instatbt.com/Place/donegal-ireland/664080421Donegal, IrelandThe day started out beautiful (well at least it wasn’t raining) as we headed out to Slieve League then made our way through Glengesh pass, stopped for some amazing oysters and finally went to see the Fairy Bridges in Bundoran. County Donegal wasn’t originally on our itinerary, but I’m glad we switched it around to make time to see this northernmost county in the Republic of Ireland. .