Why Blog?

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Duncansby Head, Scotland

We went on an spectacular trip to Ireland and Scotland 3 weeks ago. And when we got back, we decided to start a blog to share our travel experiences.

You might wonder – Why??

Why share the itinerary that we spent days and days planning? Why share the information that we spent hours researching? Why share the secret gems that we came across on our trip?

First of all, we had such an amazing time that we have been raving to everyone we know about Ireland and Scotland. And everyone is asking to see photographs of the famed, wild Irish and Scottish scenery. As they say – “A picture is worth a thousand words” so we hope that our Postcards of Wanderlust will inspire people to travel to the beautiful countries of Ireland and Scotland.

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Blarney Castle, Co. Cork

With so many stories from our trip, it was only natural to share more of our adventures and experiences with our friends and family. In our conversations, we found a lot of our friends and family have thought about travelling to Ireland or Scotland, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

So we wanted our blog to inspire people to GO. We hope that people will read about our experiences and be inspired to travel as well – whether it is to discover a hidden gem in their own hometowns or countries, or internationally to another country all together! We really believe travel to be an enriching experience. You learn so much about other people, cultures and traditions when you travel – even if it’s just to your neighbouring town. You learn to understand the similarities that we all share and to celebrate in our diversity. Through travelling, you can also learn a lot about yourself – about your likes, dislikes, challenges, strengths, how to push yourself out of your comfort zone, your limits… Every journey changes you. It can change your entire view of the world. Perhaps travel will help you find a new opportunity, a new passion, a new hobby or just ignite your love for seeing the world!

Speaking of travel, we started planning this trip almost a year ago. We spent time researching where we wanted to go, what we wanted to see, how we wanted to travel, when we wanted to go… Hours and hours (and they were enjoyable hours!) were spent looking at various travel websites, TripAdvisor and other travel blogs for reviews. We didn’t want all of our hard work to only benefit us! We wanted to share our plans and itinerary with you all. Maybe it will give you some inspiration or a starting point to plan your own trip to Ireland and/or Scotland!

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Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland

Whilst planning our trip, we found it really helpful to read reviews of the different attractions and tours available – understanding, of course, that everyone will have a different experience even when visiting the same attraction or taking the same tour. By reading the reviews, we got a sense of what to expect and whether we felt we would enjoy that experience. This really helped us decide what to see and do in Ireland and Scotland. So we’ll be including our honest (truly!) reviews of the many attractions that we visited and the 2 tours that we went on. There’ll also be some tips and suggestions, based on our experiences, to hopefully make your trip and experience even better than ours!

So if our blog sounds like something you will enjoy reading – write it down, take a screenshot, bookmark it, give it a follow, share it with others… Because next up, is Ireland and Scotland!

From Vancouver with Love,

Ioana and Natalie
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