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Oh Hey, Pompeii!

Ever the history nerd, Pompeii was on my list of The Top 5 Place We Have To See On This Trip Or Else. Much to

When in Rome

They say that all roads lead to Rome, and it must be true of train tracks, too. After a blissful and relaxing weekend in Florence,

Exploring the Rock of Cashel

Because train travel isn’t quite as cheap and convenient in Ireland as it is in other parts of Europe, Leslie and I decided to rent

Barnard Castle

It’s no secret that I loved the Newcastle Ward. It is full of many of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever known in

Exploring the Castles of Ireland

I started day two of our trip to Ireland with blood sausage. It was far less disgusting than I actually expected—not delicious by any means,

Arched bridge over a walkway and river in a wooded park

Jesmond Dene

One of my absolute favorite spots in Newcastle is Jesmond Dene, a large wooded park that runs along the Ouseburn River. The park was built

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