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Oregon State campus best of travel

My top 10 travel moments in the Best of Travel 2012

Standing on top of the mountain, I look at the water below me and the 360 degree view of the mountains and trees.  The sun is shining and the air is crisp.  Even my shoes give their approval.  Is this moment my best of travel in 2012? Of all the places I visited in 2012, […]

Howth Ireland fishing village

A fishing village, an Irish sunset, and an evening in Howth

As I sat in an Irish pub on a Sunday evening, I realized how quickly my time in Dublin was coming to an end.  In 12 hours, I would be heading to the airport.  With little sleep and a lot of packing to do, did I really have time to visit Howth? The last train […]

Dublin castle tour

A walk in the rain through Dublin Castle

A cool, gray mist blanketed the sky on a late summer day.  For many people, this may be an ominous sign to the start of a European vacation.  In Ireland, this was nature’s way of welcoming me to the Emerald Isle with a friendly Irish hug.  As I walked the grounds of Dublin Castle, I […]

Trinity College campus life Kevin and Marina

A taste of college life at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland

After spending a few days in Dublin, I met plenty of Americans who were in Ireland for the Emerald Isle Classic football game between Notre Dame and Navy.  At the pubs, I saw many more Americans having fun and enjoying a little Irish craic.  However, this was the College Football Travel Tour and I was […]

Emerald Isle Classic Notre Dame Navy college football Aviva Stadium

Emerald Isle Classic photos and videos: Notre Dame tailgate, Aviva Stadium, national anthems

The 2012 College Football season kicked off in an unusual location.  Sure, there were Notre Dame tailgates, plenty of Fighting Irish fans, and Navy Midshipman on hand for the Emerald Isle Classic football game between Notre Dame and Navy. Fighting Irish fans were outnumbered by the actual Irish and this wasn’t even the biggest football […]

Notre Dame Navy college football game Aviva Stadium Emerald Isle Classic Dublin Ireland

Interviews and Irish culture at a college football game in Ireland

So what’s it like seeing a college football game in Dublin, Ireland?  Watching Notre Dame and Navy play at Aviva Stadium in the Emerald Isle Classic was a unique experience.  However, this wasn’t just any football game. Cultural connections and a college football game in Ireland There weren’t the typical tailgates.  Fans hung out at […]