• Blarney Castle
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    How NOT to Kiss the Blarney Stone // A Day Trip to Blarney Castle from Cork City

    I mentioned in my last blog post that, while we were in Cork for the weekend, we magically did NOT kiss the Blarney Stone — even though we did day trip to Blarney Castle from Cork City. How exactly did we manage to do this? Well, let me tell you. And don’t worry, there will be plenty of information on how to day trip to Blarney Castle yourself — and kiss the Blarney Stone if you’re so inclined — at the end of this post. It’s definitely one of the castles in Ireland that you can’t mis! So, let’s get started. Our Visit to Blarney Castle We awoke bright and…

  • View from a hill in Cork City, Ireland
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    A Cozy Weekend in Cork, Ireland

    When I came up with the idea to surprise my boyfriend with a trip to Cork, Ireland for our anniversary, there was only one thing in our way: on our anniversary, we would be working at the summer camp in Minnesota where we first met. But that didn’t make me any less determined. Instead, I booked our plane tickets for the last weekend in September, found the cutest AirBnb of all time, and did my best to keep the secret until I could hand him the card with all of the details in it a few weeks later. The look on his face was absolutely priceless. New to AirBnB? Get…