Over the past few months, I’ve seen a ridiculous number of cathedrals, castles and panoramic views of cities I wasn’t sure I’d ever cared about. After a while, some of these tourist attractions begin to look the same.

My anticipation for Ireland convinced me that I was building it up to be something it wasn’t – I was ruining it by being too excited or looking too forward to it. I thought that by watching P.S. I Love You just days before takeoff was maybe a bad idea – maybe Ireland wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. But the Emerald Isle was everything and more I had hoped for. Continue reading “Ireland”