Knappogue Castle, Linda's ancestor's family home.

Stories from a Female Traveler: Meet Linda

Have you ever heard someone talk about all the things they wish they had done? My husband and I knew that his parents were eager to see Europe. At 77, they were convinced that they would never be able to go. I, however, was deteremined that they would see the world. So, last Mother’s Day when we spotted round-trip tickets for a ridiculously low price on , we scooped up a set of tickets for my mother-in-law. She had dreamed of visiting Ireland for quite some time and being interested in her genealogy, she had uncovered that a large part of her family lineage had…

A New Home On Wheels

Pardon this brief intermission. Life has become crazy! As you may remember from this post, we had purchased a 2004 Keystone Outback and had just signed the papers to sell our house. We were moving fulltime into Babette (that’s her name) and were going to be hitting the road. Well, that didn’t last long. About one week into living fulltime in Babette, I stopped hanging the clean clothes up. Why? Because there simply wasn’t enough room for our clothing! We had downsized our belongings A LOT – and still couldn’t find the space we needed. My clothing was crammed into a closet, stuffed under the…
Inside a hostel, Don't Wake the Snoring Traveler, NessieOutOfWater.com

Don’t Wake the Snoring Traveler

Poke. Poke. Poke. “Go away.” my brain screamed. “I hate you.” But it didn’t go away. Poke. Poke. “Psst!” My brain woke up, my eyes jumped open quickly. They attempted to fix themselves on the figure standing over my bunk in our 12-bed hostel in the 2 a.m. darkness. It was some older woman. She looked like the girl from “The Ring”. It was pretty terrifying to be awoken by her and I had to remember I was in a hostel and not in a cabin in the woods somewhere. Words weren’t coming to my brain yet. I just stared at this bizarre woman, this…
Austria Bus Stop, NessieOutOfWater.com

Planes, Trains, or Buses: Your Budget Travel Options Explained

We all know that planning a trip can be exhausting, and when you finally get to the point of planning where you can book all your connections, it can be so intimidating to pick the right budget travel options!     I find that using the GoEuro website is an incredible way to plan and save! I like to look through ALL my options, whether it be bus, train, or plane. With busses and trains being my preferred transit (unless a flight makes more sense to do) for getting around small European countries, I can easily sort by price, commute time, and have a look…
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