This profile is two people (gasp!)
Person number 1
Originally from the prairies and born a farm girl! I currently reside on the West Coast of Canada working on a dairy farm. I love those cows.
Major travel destinations? Mexico and Greece. Loved them both, and I hope to do more and more and more traveling with a backpack perhaps.
Music is first and foremost my passion. I can't say that I'm the greatest musician but I love listening to it, and am open to all types (except gangster rap. That stuff must die). Concerts are awesome.
I love to knit, and I also really love beer, but not at the same time. Safety first kids.
I love meeting new people, especially in a place where I feel the most uncomfortable. I get that it sounds weird, but it forces me to adapt, and I love adaptation to new things.
I got married under a year ago, and hope to travel in the presence of my wonderful husband.
Person number 2:
I was born and raised on Vancouver Island, an Island off the west coast of BC. I've never really traveled very far, only about a third of the country east and the same distance south. Either my Grandpa or my great Grandpa came over from Ireland (to the best of my knowledge), and I feel an affinity to the area though I've never been.
My cliche ridden love is Hockey. Yes I'm Canadian, yes I love bacon, no I can't fashion an igloo to save my life. But I love hockey, and have been a rabid fan for about 10 years. I also love music, with a special place in my heart for progressive and/or classic rock. I hope to make Ireland the first in a long list of places I've visited.
I suppose what I'm really looking for from our Ireland trip is a glimpse of the iconic Ireland that you read about in books. The dimly lit pub, the calm yet persistent conversation about everything and nothing, and a full (or empty) glass of the good stuff in front of me. I want the charming, the real, and the endearing Ireland that I've heard of. And I want the same sort of thing for all of my future trips. I don't want the tourist location (except in bits and pieces because, hey, it's fun to be a tourist sometimes). I want to see the place the way it really is, experience the culture. And if I get to meet a lot of people and drink a lot of beer along the way, all the better.