Nicknaming Dublin Statues

Oscar Wilde Statue

Do you know the Dubliner names for the statues around town? During my recent trip to Dublin, our city tour guide mentioned the humorous nicknames people have given the city’s statues over the years, and he promised to regale us with their nicknaming tales later on in the tour, but he never did. Since I was my own family’s designated tour guide, the burden fell on me to find the nicknames of the statues we came across. So in case your tour guide didn’t tell you, here are some of Dublin’s most famous, raunchily nicknamed statues: Continue reading


Traveling to Belfast and the Antrim Coast

Antrim Coast

Belfast has been the capital of Northern Ireland since its establishment in 1921. Belfast and Antrim Coast have played a crucial part in Northern Irish history, from the High Kings of ancient Ireland to the building of the Titanic. When you take a trip on the Antrim Coast, you’ll discover why it’s one of the top-rated road trips in the world! Continue reading

8 Things to See and Do In Dublin

Dublin Castle

The Republic of Ireland‘s capital city, Dublin is steeped in rich culture and history. Around every twist and turn of the city’s narrow streets is something new to discover. Even with this being my third trip to Dublin, I’ve still found new things to do while also visiting some of the classic tourist destinations: Continue reading

Traveling 4,000 Miles for College Football

Georgia Tech Football in Ireland

For years I’ve been trying to get my family to go to Ireland, ever since our first trip to London in 2012. I love Ireland, it’s one of my favorite places, but I am not enough to convince my family to take a trip to Ireland. But college football is. Besides being the weirdest reason to tell people you’re going on vacation for (“You’re going to Ireland for American football?”), the trip came with plenty of perks. Continue reading

5 Things to Love About Galway

River Corrib

Galway was recently voted the World’s Friendliest City by Travel & Leisure readers. Having studied abroad at NUIGalway, I can attest to the warmth with which this city invites you. I love Galway;  after my incredible month in the city, it easily became one of my favorite places in the world. So here just a few of the great things about Galway: Continue reading