The Mysterious Colors of Killarney Ireland

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This week I crossed oceans and time zones and landed in my 61st country – Ireland.  I am so happy to finally make it here as 8 years ago Ireland was on my original itinerary, and thanks to my obsession with Asia – I never made it here.

The Adventure World Travel Summit is what finally brought me here, but I intend on staying for a while beyond the conference to test my driving skills on the Wild Atlantic Way.  The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest coastal drive in the world – 1,500 miles winding through little villages, farmlands, and beautiful vistas.  I’ll be meandering and adventuring my way solo through portions of the route over the next two weeks. My favorite things about road tripping solo is to meet new people along the way – and I know that Ireland has no shortage of great, friendly people who like to chat over a pint.

Enjoy my feed from Killarney!

bench Kells gardens

Taking a walk thru Kells Bay Gardens in the Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way

Killarney Ireland weather

Arrived in #Ireland to a big storm. You don’t come to Ireland for the weather.

coasteering ireland jump

Trying my hand at coasteering (jumping off of cliffs into the water and floating with the wild waves) on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way #2014ATWS

River Flesk Killarney

River Flesk in Killarney. #irelandinspires

innisfallen island ireland

Listening to a beautiful musical performance by candlelight on Innisfallen Island. #2014ATWS

Kells Gardens Ring of Kerry

X marks the spot. Trees in Kell’s Gardens on the Ring of Kerry.

Guinness pour

Tonight I lost my Guinness virginity. I not only drank my first one in #Ireland but I poured it myself too!

Sherry Ott
Sherry Ott is a refugee from corporate IT who is now a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer. She’s a co-founder of Briefcasetobackpack.com, a website offering career break travel inspiration and advice.

Additionally, she runs an around the world travel blog writing about her travel and expat adventures at Ottsworld.com.com.
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