Let’s talk a photo tour of Killarney National Park. It’s right next to the quaint city of Killarney in County Kerry. Founded in 1932 as a donation to Ireland, it preserves native forests and wildlife. It’s huge (25,425 acres in fact) and filled with tiny little roads that curve up and down the landscape. The very first thing we did when we got there was hike up to the top of Torc Waterfall. It was breathtaking, quite literally, for us […]
Happening upon the tiny coastal village of Doolin in County Clare was a happy accident. It was sunset and we were racing to catch any last few glimpses we could. Keep in mind, that booking it in Ireland as Americans is not that fast. The teeny-weeny roads are absolutely unforgiving. What we would consider a single lane back alley street is the only way to get around. Don’t get me wrong each winding turn is just as beautiful as the […]
And now we continue the Irish Adventure to Galway. To be honest, it felt like a blur. Despite what the pictures show below, we caught a lot of rain. And when in Ireland, the indoor entertainment is of course having a pint or two…The first night, we made friends with a local couple at a bar and spent the entire night laughing and guzzling down beer. Our hotel was right on the edge of Latin Quarter. Shop after shop along […]
Maybe you got to see my post from earlier this week, Discovering Vancouver. Those shots were taken with my Canon 5d. One thing I’ve found in my travels is that when you walk around a new city with a giant camera around your neck–the city presents itself to you differently. When I just walk around with my phone as my camera, there is a such a different vibe. The photos above were all taken with my way outta date iphone. Makes […]
It finally happened. I made it to Canada, Vancouver to be exact. It was beautiful and so much bigger than I expected. In fact, it reminded me of Seattle with the architecture, well designed little shops, nearness to nature, and unfortunately the prevalence of homeless people. Even after five days of exploring, I saw so little of this great city that I’m already planning on a return trip. Similar to other great cities, Vancouver is sectioned into neighborhoods. Each one has its own […]
I recently got back from a trip across the beautiful state of Colorado. I started in Kim, moved along to San Jose, on to Loveland, then to Denver, and Fort Collins. Little did I know that Fort Collins is the mecca for craft beer drinkers. It’s home to tons of microbreweries and brewpubs, New Belgium Brewing Company being the one of the biggest. Folks visit from all over the world. I’m sure you’re familiar with their flagship amber ale, Flat […]
Hiking without knowing where the heck you’re going is my one of my favorite things to do (ill-advised though it may be). On my last trip to Colorado, the game plan was to drive toward some tall mountains and see what happened. We ended up in Idaho Springs, a quaint old mining town, then winded our way even higher up towards a few trails. All I wanted was to get to a peak, and peak we did on Chief Mountain. It was breathtaking […]
Devil’s Backbone Nature Trail near Loveland, Colorado is quite the sight. The protruding rocks poking their jagged edges along the hillside tell an old story that only geology is able to share. It doesn’t look too shabby dressed in fall, does it?!
This was the first time I’ve spent much time in Brooklyn. Ya know, it feels a lot like Chicago (with a great bonus view of Manhattan). That being said, I really enjoyed it! On this trip, I busted out my Winter Roshes and a Nike Dry Fit Hoodie.
I have thus declared October my adventure month of 2015. I’ll be traveling so much that I want to soak up what little time I have in Chicago. It’s been quite lovely here–I just had to share these shots with you. Now off I go! (p.s. Happy 500th Post from for-the-love-of-nike!!!!!)