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Tag Archive for ‘Travel’
Cahir Castle Visitor’s Guide
One of the largest castles in Ireland, the Cahir Castle is also one of the prettiest. One of the things we loved the most about this castle is the lack of crowds. It isn’t as notorious with tourists as some of Ireland’s other castles (the Rock of Cashel is just 30 minutes away), so you rarely have to battle large crowds to get access to parts of the castle or have to wait for people to clear to get good pictures.
Dromoland Castle Hotel
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a castle, then I have the perfect place for you. The Dromoland Castle in Ireland is the perfect experience for anyone longing to get an authentic castle experience. Located in a 15th century Irish castle, this five star hotel is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Dark Hedges Visitor’s Guide
If you have seen the Game of Thrones, you are probably familiar with the Dark Hedges. This location was featured prominently in the highly popular HBO series. If you are a big fan of the show, or if you just want to see this amazing grove of trees in person for yourself, then this is the guide for you.
Belfast Visitor’s Guide
Until I visited Belfast, I didn’t truly realize just how amazing the city really is. It is a city that is steeped in history, and so much of that history can still be explored. When I visited, I felt like I was taking a trip back in time thru some of Europe’s most historical moments. This is one of the things that makes the city of Belfast so special.
Canyonlands National Park Visitor Guide
If you love rough and beautiful landscapes, then Canyonlands National Park should be near the top of your list of places to visit. Within this visitor’s guide, I will outline all of the information you will need to make your visit to Canyonlands National Park a success. With information on how to get to the park, the best times to visit, the top things to do and see within the park, and resources to make your visit a success, this guide is a one-stop resource for your planning needs.
The Art of Travel Photography – Tips for Taking Pictures in Low Light
We have all been in situations when traveling where we want to take a picture of something really beautiful or cool that we see, but the pictures just don’t seem to turn out because there isn’t enough light. It can be a really frustrating feeling, I know.
Back when I first started getting into photography, I took a road trip to Banff National Park in Alberta. Along the way, I stopped off at Glacier National Park for a day. Glacier was a park that I had long wanted to visit because of its absolutely gorgeous vistas.
Unfortunately, it was very overcast with scattered ran on the day I was there. Not only did this put a big damper on my hiking plans, but it made getting good pictures of the park incredibly difficult. I was heartbroken to see the quality of my images when I got home and viewed them. I am still bummed out about those pictures to this day.
In order to prevent something similar from happening to you, I am going to pass on to you a wealth of knowledge I have accumulated over the years on how to make the most of the limited light you might have when taking travel pictures. So they next time you are in a dimly lit building or venturing out on an overcast day, you will be prepared.
Guide to Zebra Slot Canyon in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument
If you are planning a visit to the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument and you are looking for a fun hike that isn’t too difficult, the Zebra Slot Canyon hike should be near the top of your list. This is one of the more popular hikes in the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument because the hike is relatively easy and the Zebra Slot Canyon is beautiful. As a bonus, you can add the Tunnel Slot Canyon to the hike and make the hike a nice loop hike.
The Ring of Kerry Guide
The county of Kerry in Ireland has some absolutely amazing and beautiful places to see within it. So much so that we consider it a must-see for anyone who is thinking about visiting Ireland. However, it is also a pretty big area, and planning what to see and how can be a pretty daunting task unless you have some guidance.
Well fear not, because that is exactly what we plan to give you in this guide to visiting the Ring of Kerry. We are going to explain to you what the Ring of Kerry is, as well as touch on some of the top attractions that you can view on this famous Irish road trip.
April Parks Trip to Utah
We haven’t posted in a few weeks as things have been busy, but we wanted to check-in as we have just finished making plans for a National Parks trip to Southern Utah and Northern Arizona for later this month. It’s a trip that we are very excited about and we cannot wait to share our experiences in this amazing area with you.