Both countries lived up to the hype and my own personal hopes.
Rather than sketch out a full narrative on our 10+ day excursion, I’m going to challenge myself and aim for the 10 words or less review of each place (accompanied by a few photos to give, you know, context)
Edinburgh: birthplace of Scotland. Old meets tourist on cobblestone streets.
St. Andrews: must-stop for golfers, botanists, beach walkers…and single ladies.
Dingle: agrarian paradise held together through kindness, culture, and beer
Dublin: Guinness-built international destination; class lines, once deep, now blurred
Without hesitation, I would recommend putting both countries on your list for your next vacation. With nearly 86 miles under our feet (and 400+ in the car), we only scratched the surface of these nations.
We change from the insides out. When the joy is sparked, you can’t hide it: