How important is connecting with locals when you travel?
As I look through our thousands of photos from the past 3 1/2 years of travel, I find it all very overwhelming. I am amazed at how much we have been able to see, smell, touch, taste, and experience. With each location, there has always been one thing that stands out the most to us and that is our connections with the locals.
Who in the world would take an Ireland vacation in the winter?
We would! We had the opportunity to house and pet-sit in Dublin, over the holiday school break, so it was a no-brainer for us. We were going to be spending a full week in the suburbs of Dublin, but we decided to add on an extra week of fun vacation time in Southern Ireland. Yes the land of County Cork and County Kerry!
When traveling within Europe, we do our best to travel with carry on luggage only. This allows us to use some of the low-cost flights we find using Skyscanner, which typically charge extra for any checked bags. Most airlines allow you one carry on item and one personal item. Of course those sizes can vary slightly depending on the airline. After our 1 year of nomadic travel and homeschool, we are pretty much experts at packing lightly.