Category: Destinations

island resort granada nicaragua

An Island Resort in Nicaragua

We keep a long list of future travel plans in our head. One of those places is Granada, where we lived for a year. It’s such a beautiful place, and we have so many friends there. When my husband sent over…

Alvor Beach Holiday in The Algarve, Portugal | Honeysuckle Life

How to Beach

Until I talk to someone who hasn’t spent every summer holiday at the beach, I forget that “beaching” is a skill, much like driving or sewing. It takes experience to know how to beach, and to bring just the right…

The Sudden Clear Blue of Idaho

The Sudden Clear Blue of Idaho

When anyone in Ireland asks where they should go in the States, I immediately say out west: skip New York City, avoid Los Angeles, go straight to Idaho. It’s unlike anywhere in Europe, with a wide openness that can be…

An Afternoon at the Dublin Zoo

An Afternoon at the Dublin Zoo

This summer at the Dublin Zoo, everything was coming up babies! It seemed like every animal enclosure had a baby in it, with monkeys, giraffes, and elephants joining in the fun. It was a perfect way to spend a summer…

Touring the Beaches of North Corfu

Touring the Beaches of North Corfu

There’s a famous Greek island off the coast of Turkey that is known for its centurions, despite what the Western world considers indulging in bad habits; a bottle of wine a day, cigarettes, soft drinks. The residents make up for the…

Tuilleries to Luxumbourg; A Day Well Spent

Tuilleries to Luxumbourg; A Day Well Spent

Paris is a city made for walking. The metro makes it convenient to hop around, but staying underground means you miss out on most of the beautiful architecture and side streets of Paris. Nowhere else can you get as much…

An Afternoon in the Musée dâ??Orsay

An Afternoon in the Musée dâ??Orsay

Does it count as tradition if you’ve only done it twice? If so, we have a tradition that involves the steps of the Musée d’Orsay and a sweet treat and latte from a nearby shop or bakery. Stuffed full of sugar, we head into…

A Surprise Trip to Paris in Spring

A Surprise Trip to Paris in Spring

I can count on one hand the times my husband has surprised me. But when he does, he goes all out. Like the proposal I wasn’t expecting, or a birthday dinner with my family just after we moved home from Nicaragua. This…

La Tour Eiffel

La Tour Eiffel

From every angle, the Eiffel Tower is a marvel, keeping watch over Paris as tourists come and go. Meanwhile, Parisians go about their business, oblivious to the charming lady in the center of the city.     The view of…

Swell

Swell

The island appears and disappears in the distance as our boat rises and lowers with the swells. An offshore storm has made conditions just rough enough to make the journey to Skellig Michael feel adventurous. We’re unable to land on…

Valentia Island and Portmagee

Valentia Island and Portmagee

By now, the rows of colorful saltbox houses hardly warrant a second glance. Instead of charm, I see old plumbing and drafty windows. I see the cost of replacement slate, and toilets you can barely turn around in. I’m starting to…

April Skies

April Skies

I stand away from the group looking over the edge of a cliff, my eyes burning from the sun, while I listen to the wind as it rushes around me, lifting strands of hair away from my face. April is my reward for enduring…

Wonderful Copenhagen in Autumn

Wonderful Copenhagen in Autumn

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Last weekend, we packed our weekend bags and headed out for two nights in the lovely city of Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s long been on our Google travel doc, that I felt such relief exiting the plane….

The Bluehair Express to Inisheer

The Bluehair Express to Inisheer

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Sometimes I can feel quite young at tourist’s spots in Ireland. As my bestie put it before we moved to Kilkenny, it’s a fantasy for Americans aged 60 and over. The Delta flights to and from…

Hiking the Cliffs of Moher

Hiking the Cliffs of Moher

There’s a moment where I sit down, my legs hanging off the edge of the trail, and just breathe. I take in the view, of cliffs hundreds of meters in height and miles of water as far as I can…

Camping on the Dingle Peninsula

Camping on the Dingle Peninsula

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Our work with Adventures in Missions centers around the school year, with September being the start of a new work year. I wanted to take a team trip to start the year off, and as everyone…

Italy in August

Italy in August

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Because of work obligations, we weren’t able to travel to Florida for our annual family beach trip. We were a little heartbroken, until we realized that this meant we would be able to take a summer…

Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic

Photography by Rebekah Burder. We live about 45 minutes from the beach. It’s the first time in my life I’ve lived that close to waves, and we’ve taken a couple of day trips down to the shore. When I saw…

Glendalough

Glendalough

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Glendalough, pronounced glen-da-lock, is one of those places in Ireland that you really can’t describe. Part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, the valley was carved by glaciers during the Ice Age and was settled in…

One Community: A Walk in Kilkenny

One Community: A Walk in Kilkenny

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Kelli Donley, of African Kelli, started a new blogging project focused on local communities. Each month, one of the participating bloggers will choose a few words, and each blogger will post photographs and writing about what…

National Parks

National Parks

Photography for National Park Service. We spent our Sunday hiking Glendalough, a national park located south of Dublin, and I can’t wait to share the photos! Until then, these beautiful shots of US national parks via Conde Nast Traveler have…

Swedish Countryside by Inmost Light | Via Honeysuckle Life

Swedish Countryside

Photography by Victoria of Inmost Light. I featured Victoria’s travel journals earlier this month, and couldn’t wait to share some of her travel photography. These are from a trip to Sweden, and I love how she captured the ethereal dreamy…

Similian Islands

Similian Islands

Photography by Mr. & Mrs. Globe Trot. Are you ready to be taken away to an island paradise?! Today we’re featuring another beautiful photo gallery from Julia and Yuriy Manchik. They visited the Similian Islands, a part of Thailand, in 2011….

Lindos, Greece

Lindos, Greece

Photography by Mr. & Mrs. Globe Trot. Lindos is a small town on the Greek island of Rhodes. A beach town with an overload of beautiful architecture, Greek culture, and the lovely turquoise water of the Mediterranean Sea. Take a…

Nicaragua Remix

Nicaragua Remix

Photography by Eric Kelley. Long-time readers of the blog know my husband and I spent a year working with a non-profit in Granada, Nicaragua. It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since I’ve walked the streets of that colonial…

Point Reyes Picnic

Point Reyes Picnic

Photography by Erin of Naturally Ella. Sometimes we get stuck in the rut of believing that travel has to happen in another state or country to be considered travel, but we often miss out on the most beautiful places near…

Courtney Apple's Philadelphia

Courtney Apple’s Philadelphia

Photography by Courtney Apple Photography for Anthology Mag. I love a beautifully photographed city guide. The images make me want to GO NOW RIGHT NOW, and isn’t that the point of a city guide? So when I ran across Courtney…

Children on the Beach in Anquilla via Honeysuckle Life. Photography by Jen Huang.

Dreaming of Anguilla

Photography by Jen Huang via Entouriste. Beach season is almost upon us, and wouldn’t a little vacation to Anguilla and St. Barts be just the thing? Jen Huang perfectly captured the colorful beauty of these Caribbean. I can just feel…

Cliffs of Antrim

Cliffs of Antrim

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. While the Cliffs of Moher get most of the publicity in Ireland, the Cliffs of Antrim aren’t too shabby either. From the Giant’s Causeway to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, there’s plenty of places…

Giant’s Causeway

Giant’s Causeway

Photography by Rebekah Burder. We have a “top ten” list for weekend trips in Ireland. It’s a list made up mostly of natural wonders, and number one on that list was the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. A bit of…

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