Can’t fly to travel? Then do long weekends in Ireland instead!
As you are aware, I am in a bit of an international travel hiatus right now. Before this, we managed to go to Rome for Christmas last year. This was documented through another travel website called ExpatPost. Finances are going well but I guess it’s part of that so-called adult life not to spend all the money on trips and travel (boo!). Especially now that we have our little man to save up for, my husband and I decided to cut on our trips this year.
It sucks. Especially now that I managed to live in Europe and have easier access to countries I used to dream of going to. I still have A LOT of places I want to go to! But on the other hand, it led me to do things differently when it comes to traveling. It paved way for me to visit nearby counties around Dublin instead – local travel!
It’s been close to four years since I relocated here but I am embarrassed to admit that I haven’t been around. You know how it is sometimes when you live in a certain place – traveling locally seems like an option. It feels like there is no urgency to do so and going to other countries is more important as you feel that everything is just so close anyway. That’s what happened to me and in a way, one of the reasons why I haven’t been to a lot of places in the Philippines as well.
The trips were not rushed but still challenging especially since we have our son to take with us. Even so, I am so happy to have had the opportunity to have quick family getaways during long weekends. It is a nice way to spend some down time with family. And I think once you have a family of your own, that becomes the top priority.
In the coming weeks, I hope to gather my thoughts and freshen my memory on this year’s local travel to share with everybody. Every trip is worthwhile sharing. Regardless if it’s local or international. And I think those trips deserve a spot on my travel blog, too.