Take a hike! (With me?): Glendalough wanderings

The money shot I went to Glendalough with a friend and we didn’t really have a plan about where we wanted to hike. There’s only one public bus to Glendalough from Dublin, so we had a very limited time there and we just wanted to wander and see what we could see. We ended up […]

Take a hike! (with me?): Howth, Bog of Frogs

There are a few hikes you can do around Howth, a peninsula north of Dublin, but I did the longest loop, the 14 km Bog of Frogs (not sure why it’s called that). It was super crowded for the first few km, but then it thinned out until there was no one. Sigh, tourists. I […]

Wicklow National Park

After we did our hike at Crone Woods, my new friends were kind enough to drive me around Wicklow National Park, a mind-blowingly beautiful, but very different landscape. This is all heath bog, so even though it looks barren, it’s full of life. Those forests I love so much don’t really belong here! Sorry for […]

Take a hike! (with me) Crone Woods

Guys, I’m really late posting this. I did this the first weekend I moved to Ireland and a generous new friend took me under her wing and brought me to Crone Woods! We had a lovely hike, though not as wild or isolated as some of the hikes I’m used to from the States or […]

Take a hike! (with me?) The Golden Eagle trail 2016

I’ve mentioned the Golden Eagle trail before, but gosh I love it.  It has to be one of the prettiest day hikes in PA, and at over nine miles and two major climbs it’s a pretty challenging one too.  Feeling the onset of existential dread, I took myself for a rigorous hike in a beautiful […]

231 miles in two days: Central PA to Central NY by bicycle

I did it! I’ve been training and planning this bike trip for a loooooong time, so I’m super pleased to announce that I successfully rode my bicycle 231 miles in just two days, from central PA to central NY. The destination was carefully selected as…that’s the friend who was willing to give me a ride […]