Part of The UK, but with flavors of la vie française, tiny Guernsey Island was a short but delightful stop on our journey through the British Isles this past summer. Sailboats, colorful bunting, and an overwhelming warmth from the locals was what stood out to us during our brief tour of this quirky little island. The snapshots below tell some of the story. For the rest of the background on the fascinating history of Guernsey, you'll need to dive into this charming WWII-era novel.
Was it so extraordinarily beautiful because it was so unexpected? Or would we have been amazed even having had great expectations?
Either way, we had one of the most breathtaking walks of our lives this summer, as we trekked along the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. Just a short drive from Belfast, this place is a sensory crowd pleaser - overwhelming greens and dramatic cliffs, diving gulls and porpoise spotting, a rope bridge and an imposing sky. Days like this are the reason why we travel.