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October 2016



October 27, 2016

Below are photos from when I traveled up to Oak Glen to Riley’s Apple Farm just to make some delicious apple cider 🙂 .

(While there are tons of apple farms up in Oak Glen, make sure to arrive early before the heat and crowds start rolling in)






October 24, 2016

Searching for a fun place to enjoy lunch with my dear friend Larissa, we stumbled upon two of the prettiest wineries in Temecula. We first enjoyed the grounds and wine tasting at Wilson Creek. We  purchased one of their most popular varieties Almond Champagne.  A few minutes up the road is the Ponte Winery.  Also known as one of the best lunch spots around, we had an amazing charcuterie platter and basil pesto chicken pizza. I highly recommend both these places for a fun afternoon and delicious food!!!







October 14, 2016

My second post is Galway, Ireland where we visited our dear family friend Kayla.   For the past four years, she has been studying Human Rights Law here in Ireland.  Although Kayla is in the process of returning home to Southern California, she took time out to be our tour guide. We enjoyed the Cliffs of Moher from a spectacular view point few tourists ever visit.  We then enjoyed the beautiful campus of her college. I was obsessed with this college…. beautiful vines,  bright flowers and gorgeous buildings.  Must be difficult to focus on studies here.  Such a fun day!  Next up, pictures from Northern Ireland.


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Photography Travel

Ireland Itinerary

October 2, 2016

Excited to share my photos of Ireland. Well, just the favorites since I have over 1500!  My brother and I recently enjoyed our first international road trip together. We arrived in Dublin and traveled through the countryside to Killarney. If you envision Ireland to be miles upon miles of green pastures and ruins of castles, you would be correct.  Enjoy a few favorites from the first two days and scroll down to the bottom for our itinerary.

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Now for our officially itinerary. Keep in mind this is all based on renting a car and being flexible. While we had our main destinations decided, we took all backroads and stopped whenever we wanted. When road tripping in new areas I usually turn on “avoid highways” on my maps in order to explore more. ENJOY!!! (if you have any questions about this itinerary feel free to leave it in the comments below and ill be happy to answer!!!)

Day 1 

•Fly out of LAX overnight Flight

Day 2 

•  Arrive in Dublin @4:15pm

•  Rent car at Dublin Airport

•  Dublin Airport >  Hotel in the city (we stayed at The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel)

•  Dinner and explore in Dublin (we ate at a local pub and it was delicious!!)

Day 3

•  Hotel > Trinity College Dublin (25 minutes)

•  Trinity College Dublin > Dublin Castle (2 minute drive)

•  Dublin Castle > St Patrick’s Cathedral (2 minute drive)

•  Overnight Dublin (Night 2 at The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel)

Day 4

•Dublin > Glendalough (54 minute drive )

•Glendalough >  Cashel (1 hour 42 minute drive)

•Cashed > Blarney/Cork  (1 hour 3 minute drive)

•Cork > Killarney (1 hour 6 minutes)

•Overnight Killarney (Hotel: The Fairview Killarney)

Day 5 

•  Killarney > Limerick (1 hour 20 minute)

•  Optional: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (On drive from Limerick to Cliffs)

•  Bunratty Castle & Folk Park > Cliffs of Moher (55 minute drive)

•  Lunch at The Cliffs (Cliffs View Café or The Roadside Tavern)

•  Watch sunset at the Cliffs!

•  Cliffs of Moher > Dunguaire Castle, Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland (55 minutes drive)

•  Overnight Galway (Hotel: Menlo Park Hotel)

Day 6

•Galway, Ireland

•Kylemore Abby > Hotel (3 hours 35 minute drive)

•Drive to Northern Ireland + Explore on the way

•Hotel: Clanree Hotel Donegal County

Day 7

•Hotel > Dunluce castle (1 hour 20 minute drive)

•Dunluce castle > Giants Causeway (8 minute drive)

•Giants Causeway > Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (15 minute drive)

•Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge > The Dark Hedges (17 minute drive)

•The Dark Hedges > Belfast  (1 hour Drive)

•Overnight Belfast (Hotel: Hilton Belfast)

Day 8

•Belfast > Ballynoe Stone Circle (45 minute drive)

•Ballynoe >  Tollymore forest (45 minutes)

•Tollymore forest  > Dublin (2 hour drive)

•Optional: Guinness Storehouse, St. Stephen/s Green Park, Glasnevin Cemetery

•Overnight Dublin (Hotel: The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin)

Day 9 

   •Depart Dublin 11:45am





October 2, 2016

I promised you pictures from my Banff trip to Peyto Lake.  Banff National Park is considered part of the Canadian Rockies.  This was ultimately one of the most naturally, beautiful views I have ever seen. Only a short hike to the top but didn’t want to leave.  The background looks unreal and makes the ideal Christmas card.  Hope your enjoyment of the pictures comes close to my love of this destination.  You know I love it when this is my second trip in 5 months, and am anticipating another! It’s a taste of the beauty I anticipate in heaven!

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For contrast, I have included a few pictures of my March visit.

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Location: Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada