Ireland is a place famous for its beautiful green landscapes, never ending coasts, plentiful hiking opportunities, folkloric pubs, and heartwarming locals. Yet with all of it’s beauty and charm, there are also troubled and tragic chapters in it’s past. To understand all the facets of Irish culture & history, we have listed some of the best reads from known Irish authors or based in Ireland.
An entire city that could be dubbed a ‘museum without walls’, Florence offers an unending feast for the eyes. In this photo blog by Freethedust and Maggie Johnson, you can take a virtual tour among it’s cobbled stoned streets, iconic sites, masterful artworks, delicious foods, and jaw-dropping vistas. No doubt you’ll be pining to visit Florence by the end!
We sat down with Gina Cornejo - yoga instructor extraordinaire for our Retreat to Spain trip which is focused in the Camino region - to delve into her knowledge and experiences of the Camino de Santiago. Her multiple trips and hikes along different routes of the Camino have given her a wonderful insight in to the region, the history, and most importantly the feeling of what it’s like to explore this pilgrim’s path.
Adventurous traveler and deep thinker Betty Deitch joined our 2018 Machu Picchu trip and wrote a beautiful Haiku (俳句) about the experience. Characterized by 17 symbols and 3 versus, this historic form of poetry is both beautiful and through-provoking. This touched us so much that we just had to share!
Avid historian, traveller and writer Belinda Birchall takes us deep into the history of Lisbon with its fascinating past that includes a massive earthquake producing a tsunami and fire that nearly destroyed the city.