Travel Journey of the Week: Ireland

FenceI know the topic is extremely broad this week, but it fits my thoughts.  I am in need of a place that offers healing and kindness.  When I was there for a long layover this past summer after I found out my mom was on life support, I felt rejuvenated and ready to handle any situation that stood before me.  My challenges are different right now, but I bet the affect of visiting the Emerald Isle would be the same.  Have you been to Ireland or have thoughts about Ireland?  Here is how you can contribute:

1. Each Sunday, a place will be set as the theme (it could be a city, landmark, national park, etc.)

2. If you are familiar with the place and would like to contribute, you will write a post and title it Travel Journey of the Week: Ireland.

3. Your post can be any medium that works for you; videos, photos, descriptions, itineraries, personal memories, poems, ticket stubs, etc.

4. Finally, be sure to provide a link back here so everyone can connect and share their own take on the place: http://liberatedtraveler.com/2013/09/15/travel-journey-of-the-week-ireland/

Travel Journey of the Week: Ireland

Ireland has such a unique place in my heart because it was my first trip abroad.  I went with my aunts, mom, and grandmother the summer before high school began.  I never knew people could speak English so differently than me, yet I felt so connected to them.  The places we saw combined natural beauty with unique architecture that I had  never seen.  I went home dreaming of my experiences and craving more.

Digital cameras were pretty much nonexistent then, but my dad let me take his good 35mm camera.  Here are some photos of the trip that I have scanned.  I apologize for the quality of the images, but I think they still get the point across.  Be sure to check out the captions to find out more.

Blog Event: Weekly Travel Theme

Travel is a multifaceted experience.  There are pictures, places, people, journal posts, ticket stubs, quotations, art, novels, and the list goes on.  How cool would it be to unite everyone’s experiences with a travel theme?

Travel ThemeThat is where the Weekly Travel Theme comes into play.  Each Sunday, I will announce the theme of the week.  It can range from cities to history to fashion.  The topics are never-ending.  If you can relate to the theme of the week here is what you do:

1.) Create a post about the topic and title it, “Weekly Travel Theme: (Theme Title)”

2.) Be sure to tag your post with travel theme of the week to help people search for your post

3.) Include a link to your blog on the Liberated Traveler’s weekly post to expand your audience

4.) Browse other posts for your viewing enjoyment

Posts can include anything related to the theme.  You probably know that I love photography, but be creative.  Haiku’s, songs, sketches, the sky’s the limit!

I can’t wait to read what you have to share.  Stay tuned for the first theme of the week on Sunday!