#Wanderlust Wednesday

Wanderlust (noun) : a strong innate desire to rove or travel about

Some of us often find ourselves afflicted with the above.  A case of wanderlust is hard to cure on a daily basis, and for some, it never goes away.  My best recommendation for easing the symptoms would be to go out, buy a (plane/train/bus/etc.) ticket and go somewhere you’ve never been before.  However, I know that most people don’t have money trees growing in their backyards and they also tend to have those anything things called “responsibilities” that they have to take care of.  I’m the same way.  So, when you feel the urge to spend a bunch of money and run away from your to-do’s, fight it for the time being.  Look back on your previous travels or take a bit of time to do some in-depth planning for a major trip down the road.  Pick up a travel book, watch a cool documentary, search travel quotes on Pinterest, read a Nat Geo magazine.  I’ll warn you though, those are just band-aids.  You may never be cured.  Remember, that’s not a bad thing.

This week my #wanderlustwednesday is remembering my trip to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland.  We got so lucky- while it was cloudy and overcast, we did not experience a drop of rain.  We walked the path around the edge of the cliffs and had a picnic overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  One of my favorite pictures from our visit is of O’Brien’s Tower, a tower that marks the highest point of the cliffs.  It was built by the landowner, Sir Cornellius O’Brien in 1835 as an observation tower for tourists.  It allegedly served as a teahouse, containing a large round table with ironwork seats.  Another tale says that O’Brien built the tower as an effort to impress the women he courted.  Whatever the story, the tower offers beautiful views in all directions.

 

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