Wanderlust :: Ireland

Today's prompt for Blog Every [Week]Day in September is : If you could drop everything and get on a plane for a two week vacation right now, where would you go and why?

I can say this with zero hesitation or thought, Ireland. Hands down. Nowhere else comes close. I've wanted to travel to Ireland for as long as I can remember. I have family from there, as the lady at the DMV told me, I have a good Irish name, plus green is my favorite color. These are not all the reasons I want to go, it's hard to explain, but I feel like I need to go. My goal is to get there before my 29th birthday. Or for my 29th birthday, but that would be frigid.
image from here
Cliffs of Moher // This list was going to be places that aren't already on everyone's list, but these cliffs have to be on the list. Pictures are breathtaking, so I can't even imagine what they must be like in real life. Obviously I have to see them in person.

Leap Castle // I may hate horror movies, but I'm a little more than obsessed with ghosts and stories about places being haunted. This is rumored to be the most haunted of all of the fancy castles in Ireland.
image from trip advisor 
The Titanic Museum in Belfast // I was obsessed with the Titanic before Kate + Leo got on it, but they definitely made me love it more, I was pretty bummed when I found out they weren't real people though. Obviously I couldn't be driving distance from the birthplace of the Titanic and not see it in person.

ALL of the Pub Crawls // I love a good Irish pub in America. I have never felt more like an idiot then when a waitress rolled her eyes at me for ordering "Smithwicks" and saying it like it's spelled, sorry I'm not a world traveler yet lady. Anyways, you can't read a guide to traveling Ireland without a pub crawl being mentioned. There are literary ones, historical ones, I'm hoping ghost related ones. I would be a fool not to crawl around the pubs.

I would really probably need more than two weeks in Ireland, but if I could go anywhere in the world right this minute, that's where I'd go. What else do I need to add to my list of things I absolutely must see when I get to Ireland?

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  1. OMG. Yay for Ireland!! Gosh I can't wait to visit that beautiful place of my heritage!! Awesome blog!!

    Take care,

  2. thanks!! I feel like when I finally make it over there, I won't want to come back!

  3. Ireland is my favourite place in the whole world. I've been twice now and I know it won't be my last. I have so many pictures from my time there but the truth is those pictures aren't half as beautiful as it was when I was there. *sigh* now I miss Ireland again :(

  4. I feel like pictures never capture all of the beauty. I'm SO jealous that you've been twice!

  5. I would never think to pick Ireland. I'm so boring.

  6. where would you go? I'm sure it's not boring!

  7. I have always wanted to visit Ireland too! The Cliffs of Moher look so beautiful! :)

  8. don't they? I just want to bring a couple beers + have a picnic with my legs hanging over the edge!

  9. not to Ireland, YET, but I am headed to Amsterdam for NYE!

  10. i would love to go to ireland someday. that is on our travel list, my husband and i