Climbing on the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim County, Northern Ireland

September 21, 2015

Forces of nature generally do not favor straight lines. If you travel to the northeast coast of Antrim County in Northern Ireland, however, you can climb on 40,000 interlocking, straight-sided, basalt columns created by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Each polygonal column has between four and eight straight sides. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World […]

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Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

September 18, 2015

Would you walk across this rope bridge? I paid to walk across this 66 ft. bridge that is nearly 100 ft. above the water below while touring the coast in Northern Ireland last week. Located near Ballintoy in County Antrim, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (pronounced carrick-a-reedy) links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Historically, salmon fishermen erected […]

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Exploring Chicago’s Architecture by River Tour

August 31, 2015

Chicago is one of our favorite weekend getaway destinations. In the city of skyscrapers, we’ve always wanted to take an architecture tour. On a hot August weekend, we easily decided a tour by boat on the river was the “coolest” way to learn more about Chicago’s architecture. Our tour began from Navy Pier, departing near the […]

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A Visit to the National Airline History Museum in Kansas City, Missouri

July 27, 2015

Travelers often overlook exploring attractions in their backyard in favor of traveling to far-flung destinations. We are guilty. Whenever our fellow travel-loving friend James comes to Kansas City to visit, we are inspired to explore locally. During his recent visit, we checked out the National Airline History Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Located at Hangar 9 at the Downtown Airport […]

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