Aubre and I landed in Faro, Portugal around 8:00pm, and immediately fell in love with the change in climate! It was noticeably warmer, even this late in the evening, than it had been midday in Ireland. Our new host, Thilo, had graciously offered to pick us up from the airport and drive us to, Read More

The number one reason most people don’t travel more (especially Americans) is money. Whether for a short vacation or a lengthy galavant, escaping your everyday life to explore the world can cost you a pretty penny. That being said, it can also be mind-bogglingly affordable!

The journey to Inishbofin was spectacular. The bus to Cleggan took us through some breathtaking landscapes. It’s unbelievable how much greener the green in Ireland is! Along the way we found this guy (see below)! After I took this picture, another traveler asked if I felt I had “captured my self portrait”. What do, Read More

As hinted in my last post, our very first experience in Ireland was not very welcoming. Instead of the 2-3 months we’d planned to spend on the Emerald Isle, a cantankerous immigration officer only permitted us 5 weeks in the country. They not only needlessly limited our time, but they openly ridiculed us for, Read More

Affording Travel

“No,” The immigration officer said after interrogating us about our intentions and personal finances. “You cannot afford to travel Ireland that long. You’ll run out of money,” He continued, matter of factly. “I’m doing this for your own good. I’ll give you six weeks, and you’re lucky I’m giving you that much.” He finished, and, Read More