Here's the thing about traveling: It's so easy NOT to do it. There are so many reasons why now isn't a good time to explore the world … we can't take time off work, it's expensive, we have too many responsibilities at home, etc., etc. I get it. Nathan and I toss around these (legitimate!) excuses all the time. After talking about this trip for years, I wasn't quite sure it was really going to happen. But you know what? All that scrimping and saving and going without was worth it.
As I get older, I realize that having experiences and creating memories is more important to me than stuff. Traveling really opens your eyes to the world and allows you to spend quality time with people you may have been neglecting. I am the first to admit that I can get waaaaay too wrapped up in work, and this trip was just what we needed to reset our focus. Stuff will always be there, but once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the people you love won't.
So if you've been putting off a trip--to Europe or to the next city over--I urge you to DO IT! You won't regret it. I promise!
I have to give a shout out to Don of Don & Barry's Historic Kinsale Walking Tour. The whole stroll was so informative (Kinsale has a LOT of history!), and I just loved Don's hat!
Where we stayed: Golden Gate House (Kinsale), Twin Peaks B&B (Doolin) Where we ate: Poet's Corner, The Shack, Janey Mac, Bruno's (Kinsale), Gus O'Connor's Pub (Doolin) What we did: Explored the Kinsale Harbor Walk, took Don & Barry's Historic Kinsale Walking Tour, walked around Charles Fort (Kinsale), visited the Cliffs of Moher and hiked along the coastal walk (near Doolin)