This is going to sound like a lie, but this story is true.
I often save, bookmark, or screenshot places other people visit and when I’ve accumulated more than a handful of different places located in the same country I consider that place for a visit.
One night (like many nights) I was researching all these places I wanted to go based on these images, doing Google searches for popular destinations, and some not-so-common places that may be of interest. While doing so my screensaver came up with a beautiful images of trees down what appeared like a long road to infinity. This peaked my interest for three reasons: (1) why were these trees so perfectly planted, (2) I questioned why there was no wildlife in any of the stock images I googled, and (3) where in the hell did that road go?
Needless to say my curiosity got the best of me, and you guessed it. It was the Dark Hedges. Come to find out that this location is quite popular and used for many Hollywood films including Transformers, a multitude of Irish movies, and grew popularity recently with the Game of Thrones series. Of course, I learned the rest of this while I was on a bus on my way to visit.
My point of this blog isn’t to divulge the secrets for the three reasons I visited, but to inspire you to visit the places you’ve been curious about, find your answers first hand, and who knows possibly you’ll find happiness and peace of mind when you find your answers.
Side Bar: If you are using a tour company to visit this location they don’t stop for long. It is cheap to rent a car (literally $5/day), and this location has very easy access if you want to experience this magical place for yourself! Admission= FREE!