The Best of Our Honeymoon

Since I published the last post from our honeymoon, I wanted to recap our adventures. Here are my favorite, “instagram worthy” pictures from our incredible trip to France, England and Ireland. You can see all the photos under the hashtag #NavSydHoneymoon. Thank you for following on! An especially big thank you if you contributed to… Continue reading The Best of Our Honeymoon

Charles Fort

       On our last day in Ireland, we spent the day on bikes, exploring around the shore. Boaters, kayakers, and walkers were all out enjoying the sunshine. We met a friendly pup outside The famous Bulman pub and restaurant, and together we took in the view. Eventually we made our way out towards Charles Fort.    Charles Fort  was built in… Continue reading Charles Fort

All about Kinsale

Looking for the perfect little town to visit in Ireland? Well, let me tell you about Kinsale, in County Cork. I shared a little about this village in my previous post about our Honeymoon Cottage, but I think Kinsale deserves a post of it’s own. When we weren’t road tripping to Blarney and Kilkenny or Ireland’s West… Continue reading All about Kinsale

Road trip – Ireland’s West Coast 

I wanted to write about our over night road trip to the Dingle, the a Cliffs of Moher and the Burren all in one post. So get settled in and enjoy. Beginning our morning in Kinsale, we woke up before sunrise and made our way down countless winding roads making our way towards Killarney. We had… Continue reading Road trip – Ireland’s West Coast 

Honeymoon Cottage

I spent 5 months scouring homeaway.com for the perfect Irish cottage to rent for our time in Ireland. It had to be perfect, close to attractions, afforable, cottage feel, and have a fireplace.        I found this adorable cottage in Kinsale, a big foodie town, rich in history a short drive from Cork Airport. … Continue reading Honeymoon Cottage

The Marker Hotel, Dublin

 While planning our trip, I was able to balance out the accommodations budget between our inexpensive home rentals, and splurge stays, such as the two nights we spent at the Marker Hotel. I liked being able to have a few fancy nights in such a gorgeous hotel in Dublin, before heading out into the countryside.   Our room… Continue reading The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Dublin

Ireland. The destination of Navarone’s dream honeymoon. I’m glad that the Emerald Isle was our choice. It was so perfect for our interests and lifestyle, also known as, castles, booze, and outdoors. My in-laws gifted us our tickets from Alaska to London for our wedding. Then, we included the day in Paris because I adore the city, but Ireland was the focal… Continue reading Dublin

Penrhyn Castle

On the road towards Holyhead from Bath, we were treated to sunny weather, and rolling green countryside. Wales is home to many castles, some you can see from the road. Near Bangor we decided to exit for Penrhyn Castle.   We only had maybe 30 minutes to spare, since we had to return our car and… Continue reading Penrhyn Castle

Bath 

Bath- we love you so much! We were finally hitting our stride, overcoming jet lag, and had replaced the clothing that was lost with our bags. We were out of the city, and heading into the amazing countryside. We took the motorway most of the way towards Bristol, but exited towards the old roman town of Bath. We… Continue reading Bath 

Hampton Court Palace

Almost a year ago, Nav and I were watching Netflix, “Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace” (I know- nerds!) and we both knew we wanted to visit Hampton Court Palace someday. Since we were already thinking of Ireland for our upcoming honeymoon, planning a trip just outside of London didn’t seen too big of a detour.… Continue reading Hampton Court Palace