I am a mom of 2 kids and wife to an amazing red head. I love Jesus with all my heart and strive to make my life a reflection of Him. I'm a photographer, a busy body who can't sit still, and a girl who's traveled to 21 different countries but wants to see so much more. I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes whose goal is provide HOPE and HOME to Africa's orphans and vulnerable children. I'm also the writer behind my personal blog, I Believe In Love where I share my travel adventures, my photography, and creativity.

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Instagram Journey Through England And Ireland

You can really get spoiled from spending three weeks traveling through England and Ireland. Check out our amazing journey through Instagram…

I think this guy needs a nap. #jetlag Chillin' on the train. Goodbye #London, hello #Suffolk.

The UK and Ireland can be pricey. We cut down on costs by staying with friends and visiting the free stuff. If you’re ever visiting the UK and/or Ireland, here are a few places you might be interested in. They’re all free unless indicated!

London

The British Museum ~ Home to the Rosetta Stone and pieces from the Greek Parthenon. It’s amazing!

The Science Museum ~ The Web Lab is the coolest!

Natural History Museum and Victoria And Albert Museum ~ We didn’t actually visit either of these because we ran out of time, but they’re just around the corner from The Science Museum.

Buckingham Palace ~ This is just a 20 minute walk from The British Museum. Of course we didn’t go in but it’s lovely to see from the gate!

Westminster Abbey ~ It’s a bit pricey to go in (and you can’t take photos inside) but it’s beautiful to see from the outside. They do have a 5 pm service that you can go to (for free) if you really want to see the inside.

Big Ben ~ Right across the street from Westminster Abbey, it’s a beautiful sight to behold.

London Eye ~ Not a freebie and one that we chose not to do, but it’s right by Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, if you’re interested.

Tip: When you come off the plane, there are people right there to sell you tickets into London. They’re for the fast track. If you’re looking to save some pounds, go past them and find the London Underground desk. You’ll find tickets much cheaper there.

Wow! The @britishmuseum is amazing! So glad we went there today. #London

The touristy things we did today. #BuckinghamPalace #BigBen #WestminsterAbbey

Clouds were amazing in #Suffolk today.Went on a hike through the woods w/ @duncanbanks & fam today. In our #wellies. Beautiful #countryside. #Suffolk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think we're mastering this #London underground system. Amazing that we haven't missed a train with all this stuff. #London

South England

Brighton Pier ~ I’m sure there are lots of piers you could go to on the South coast. We went to Brighton and the pier was lovely. The town is quite lovely as well. It’s free to walk along, but if you have money burning a hole in your pocket, there are some carnival type rides right on the pier.

Arundel Castle ~ Did you know that South England contains over 30 castles of the 100 or so found in all of England? A castle is a must see if you visit the UK. Not only is the town of Arundel cute, the castle is simply amazing. It’s not a freebie but well worth the money. My kids loved it! It took us about three hours to explore. For more castles in South England, visit here.

Tip: We found eating out to be quite expensive. For lunches, we chose to visit the grocery store and buy waters, a baguette, cheese (because the cheese is amazing), fruit, and crisps. That alone cut our lunch costs in half.

Such a beautiful Fall day!

A family who travels together wears #Converse together. #England "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork." Psalm 19:1

1st time to #England's S coast. #BrightonPier

I've never been a fan of fish & chips. Mushy peas don't help convince me. #England Waiting to board the ferry for #Ireland.

Visited #Arundel castle today. So amazed by the creativity inside those walls.

Went for a walk. In the rain. In #wellies. Gorgeous.

Ireland

Kilkenny ~ Kilkenny is a lovely town. Did you know it used to be the capital of Ireland? Kilkenny Castle is situated there. You have to pay to go in or you can watch a video on the history for free as well as enjoy the beautiful grounds. There’s a great park there for the kids. There are lovely shops across the street, too!

Leo Burdock’s in Dublin ~ If you want some fish and chips, you must try Dublin’s oldest chipper, Burdock’s. Obviously not free because it’s an eatery, but one order is plenty enough for 2.

Trinity College ~ Not only is the campus a sight to behold, but Trinity College is home to the Book of Kells. There is a cost to see this really, really old book (dated back to 800 AD) but if you’re fascinated by such old pieces of history (as I am) then it’s worth it.

Tip: To get from England to Ireland, we put our rental car on a ferry and rode over. The three hour journey on Stena Lines was so comfortable! You can also book Irish Ferries for your ride over.

In the middle of the Irish Sea taking in the beauty. The sun greeted us when we arrived in #Ireland & hasn't left since. I hear that's rare.

Exploring #Dublin w/a stop @leoburdock's for lunch. I actually ate fish & chips.

#Dublin views today. #Ireland

Birmingham, England

Canals in Birmingham ~ Did you know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice? You can walk down to the canals to see them for free, but if you want to take a ride on the canal, it will cost about 4-6 pounds per person. They may not be as beautiful as Venice but they are full of history.

Cadbury World ~ Honestly we didn’t visit Cadbury World, but if you have kids, it looks like a fun place to visit. Be sure to book your tickets online to ensure you get in.

Tip: Order a flat white while you’re in England. They’re so good. If you order one at Costa, it will come with some beautiful coffee art. 

Exploring #Birmingham today. #England

Cold but such a beautiful day for feeding the ducks. #fall #autumn #england

Trying to drink all the #flatwhite 's I can. So yummy! #Ireland

This concludes my tour. Obviously there’s loads more to do in these two countries which is why we’ll be back someday! Also, feel free to follow me on Instagram for all of my family’s crazy travel adventures around the world! I’m JENPRICE on there.

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  1. Rachael Herrscher 11/02/2012 at 6:49 pm

    Love this! Great snaps!

    • Jen 11/05/2012 at 9:10 am

      Thanks, Rachael! We had such a great time!