A Secret Irish Jewel (with no name or directions)

A Secret Irish Jewel (with no name or directions)

Part of the magic of travel in Ireland for the modern person is all about getting lost. This is so you can find yourself again. What do I mean? Have you ever had something go “wrong” only to realize that whatever happened actually led you to something of great value? If my plans hadn’t gone […]

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula

I walked into Peter and Amanda Clarke’s house last week on a sunny morning and as I entered their kitchen Amanda whispers, “Kat, come here…” I tiptoed over to the door she was standing in front of and looked out. There, sitting quietly, was a beautiful little fox. Red and slight and breathing lightly. We […]

West Cork Dream

West Cork Dream

Retreat to Ireland is held in the largest county in Ireland, County Cork. And it’s specifically located in an area lovingly known as “Wesht Cork” by the older farmers and country people. Acknowledged by wider Ireland as a quirky locale with a cosmopolitan mix of humanity, you can’t walk two steps without meeting a yoga […]

It’s All About Whiskey!

It’s All About Whiskey!

My friend Rosalee (who just wrote her first book about herbs which I LOVE) was a guest and part-time instructor at Retreat to Ireland 2017. I met her at the airport a few days before the Retreat started and we didn’t stop talking until all the participants arrived:) Some people say we look like sisters. […]

The Most Vivid Dream

The Most Vivid Dream

Have you ever been touched deeply by a dream? I awoke one early Spring morning to fresh snow and a telephone call that my work (playing with children in the outdoors) was cancelled. As I hung up the sun streamed in through big windows illuminating my bed and brightening the white of the snow on […]

Budget Airfare to Ireland

Budget Airfare to Ireland

This has been YEARS in the making! Norwegian Air and Wow Air have finally opened up routes from the US to Cork City! Here are the details you need to know about this incredible new offer on budget airfare… It used to be, if you wanted to head down to County Cork, you had to […]

How to Rent a Car in Ireland

How to Rent a Car in Ireland

Infamous Ireland Yes, Ireland is known for its’ automobile challenges. Not only are the roads tiny and the locals fast, the car rental companies are notorious for up-selling you and hiding fees. Most credit card companies won’t insure your car in Ireland. And most American car insurance companies won’t either! I wrote a blog post […]

Enrich Your Life: Experiences versus Possessions

Enrich Your Life: Experiences versus Possessions

Compare these two words, side-by-side: Experiences                      Possessions Wow. Aren’t they different? The word “experiences” implies action and the use of the senses. It implies, to me, a whole body experience! It comes form the Latin word experiri which means to try. Possessions? I go immediately to jealousy. Or a demon spirit occupying someone’s body:) But […]

How I traded music for a motorcycle

How I traded music for a motorcycle

There are some days in Ireland that stretch me to remember why I came to this country. Like any place, when you live and work there, difficult emotions sometimes rise up for experiencing. And then, a moment like this happens with 2 men and a motorcycle, and suddenly I remember one of the many reasons […]