guest post + miss Hannah from Álainn

What is awesome? That Hannah from Álainn, one of my new blogger friends is here to guest post! 

Hannah is from Ireland, and she has a lovely blog that I read all the time, where she posts her gorgeous writing and photographs. She's a super cool, talented girl, y'all. Just saying. She also travels a lot, so I absolutely love seeing all the pictures she posts from all of her trips. In fact, she's actually going to share some of those today!  

Be sure to hop on over to Hannah's blog and share the love! Thanks so much for posting today, girl!


i. Les Diablerets, Switzerland
ii. Edinburgh, Scotland
iii. Clare, Ireland (The Cliffs of Moher)
iv. Geneva, Switzerland
v. Santa Monica, California
vi. Connemara, Ireland

 Photography and traveling are two of my favorite things. And mixing the two? That just makes everything even better. Whenever I get the opportunity to travel somewhere new (whether it's to a foreign country or just to a nearby town) I'm always excited about the new photo opportunities.

 Sometimes after a trip, I've wished I'd done things a little differently. I still have so much to learn, but I thought I'd share with you a couple of the things I've learned in my traveling experiences. Not all of these may apply to you personally, but maybe there's some tip in here that you may find helpful.

 1. Taking a ton of photos is great, but at the same time, remember that it's okay to put the camera down for a little while. On some trips, my camera was practically glued to my face the entire time - and afterwards, I felt like I had missed out on some things. I needed to learn that you don't need to take a photo of every single thing you see, but just the things that really stand out to you. You'll enjoy your trip a lot more that way.

 2. Don't stress out trying to take the "perfect" photo. I used to be too worried about getting all of my photos just right. It can be stressful trying to take pictures on the go, and I've learned to take it easy and just do my best.

3. Pack light. Take just what you need. It's not very fun carrying a heavy bag around all day. Don't forget the essentials, though (for instance, a memory card. Been there, forgotten that).

 4. Most importantly - enjoy your trip. Have a blast exploring a new place. Photographing your experience can make traveling even more wonderful - because it means that you get to capture a little piece of it to take home with you.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” 
 - Robert Louis Stevenson

  Hi! I’m Hannah. I’m seventeen years old and I live in Ireland. I’m a reader of books, a drinker of tea, a maker of crafts, and (most importantly) a follower of Christ. I take a lot of photographs and I can be a total fangirl about certain things. I blog over at Álainn.


  1. Will you take me with you?? Seriously please? :p

    (Also, lovely photos!)

  2. gah, this makes me want to visit ireland, like right now.
    it's gonna happen someday!
    and i totally agree with you on number 1, yes, yes, yes.

  3. This makes me remember with nostalgia my past days of exploring photography :) Thanks for these amazing photos and tips!


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