A Final Farewell to Life Abroad

We’ve really dropped the ball on wrapping up our time abroad!  We hit the ground running when we returned home with a slew of trips to reconnect with friends and family, remodeling our house, and the small task of growing a tiny human (….watch out for #chasingbabydavis coming soon!…he’s actually due TODAY!). So…before we add…

Baby Sheep!

OMG! It’s spring again and you know what that means – BABY SHEEP SEASON! #besttimeoftheyear…but before we get to the fun part….what would a Chasing Davis blog be without some facts and figures? According to the Ireland National Sheep and Goat census (yes there is such a thing) there were 3,581,818 sheep in 34,549 flocks…

The Beast from the East

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of witnessing an epic snow storm in Ireland!  Epic by Irish standards is perhaps 15-30 cm (11 inches), small by Sierra storm standards, where snow accumulations amounts measure in several feet. BUT when a country does not get significant snow events and there are only a couple…

Skellig Micheal Island – A Trifecta of Excitement!

In mid-July, we decided to try our luck catching a boat ride out to the island of Skellig Michael off the South-West coast of Ireland. We were tipped off to this place by someone keeping watch over the Aughnanure Castle who shared a glowing review of this seemingly magical place!  She talked about the excitement of…

Tour of Mont Blanc – Part II (loads of pictures!)

Alrighty, well with the story of how we ended up here over…..all we really have left is walking….walking…..and more walking….. so I’ll keep it to mostly pictures with some bits and babbles along the way. So on the morning of day 4, we set off from the Rifugio Elisabetta en route to Courmayeur.  After the initial climb, things…

The Dingle Way

Okay, we are still playing some serious catch-up here!  Rewind back in April, and you’ll find us down on the Dingle Peninsula to do a portion of “The Dingle Way Walking Trail“.  The whole loop is about 180 km and takes 8-9 days, however, we only had a weekend so we opted to do 2 of…

Hill Walking In Ireland – Photo Blog

“Hill Walking” was a new term for us when we moved to Ireland….well, now we get it…..there are mostly hills here and not really many mountains.  And you know how it goes…..”when in Rome”…..so now we go Hill Walking!  Hill walking is a bit different from other hiking we’ve done because there’s rarely a trail….

Northern Ireland – Photo Blog

We’re catching up on some weekend trips and adventures around Ireland with a few photo blogs.  Here’s some shots from a trip up to Northern Ireland in April.  Our goal was to hike around the Giant’s Causeway Area.  We also made a stop at a few more highlights near the Causeway including Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (confession, we…

Donegal, Ireland

Hi folks! Sorry for the radio silence, we’ve staying quite busy over here in Ireland.  I’m sitting on a load of photos to share but struggling with the writing because it turns out without massive language and cultural barriers, you rarely find yourself in the kinds of precarious situations that make for exciting stories.  Never…

We made it to Ireland!

Hi Friends!! Goodnews!  After a little longer “lay-over” in the US than we expected (2.5 months instead of a week or two….) we made it to Ireland! Unfortunately, we don’t have a very good photo documentation of our transition since it was a bit hectic…but I’ll see what I can do and then jump right…

The Balkan Peninsula

The Balkan Peninsula?!  Maybe you’re super geo-gifted, but I’m not, so I had to Google it when Matt suggested the trip….. What better way to finish up our epic travel and tour-guiding extravaganza but take a few more weeks off and head to the beautiful land of the Balkan Peninsula.  Why the Balkan Peninsula you might…

Invasion of the Parental Units

By some stroke of genius (or more like insanity), we managed to more or less book ourselves solid for nearly 3 months of visitors and traveling. We’re not quire sure how this phenomenon happened (lack of common sense and foresight come to mind), but we wouldn’t have traded it for the world.   Craziness aside,…