Travel writer Jessica Colley Clarke currently lives in New York City when she isn’t on assignment. She called Dublin, Ireland home for several years. Keep up with her travels on this page that documents her journey between home in New York City, ‘home’ in Dublin, and everywhere in between.
Tasted Scotch at the source during a surprisingly sunny trip to Speyside in Scotland.
Caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights in Iceland during an impromptu trip.
Learned the basics of falconry during a quiet winter trip to Ireland.
Explored the peaceful countryside of Wales and learned how one of the world’s most acclaimed sea salts is produced.
Set out on a summer road trip through Italy, including Emilia Romagna and Piemonte.
Slurped oysters straight from the sea during a visit to an oyster farm in Connemara, in the west of Ireland.
Danced at sunset in the hills of Oaxaca after learning to make mezcal at a local palenque, or distillery.
Re-learned childhood skills with a horseback riding adventure in the mountains of Montana.
Got up close to sea turtles, blue footed boobies, and sea lions during a nature trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Wandered around the Giant’s Causeway and sipped whiskey in Northern Ireland.
Explored the dynamic art and design scene in Miami.
Made new friends during a trip to Rome.
Wandered through the cave village of Matera in southern Italy.
Learned about honey during its harvest in Portland, Oregon.
Stepped inside a private gastronomic society in the Basque Country.
Listened to music and tasted alligator soup in New Orleans.
Remembered why I love Miami during a trip away from frigid New York in February.
Explored Incan ruins and made friends with an alpaca in Cusco, Peru.
Sipped wine at 10am before boarding a byplane for a ride over Sonoma, California.
Wandered through the Tsukiji market in Tokyo and ate sushi for breakfast.
Bundled up for a January trip to Amsterdam, in search of Dutch cheese and quiet cafes.
Talked travel and food with Chef Daniel Boulud in Toronto.
Nibbled on every new fruit I could find in Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
Cycled in the Greek Islands and took a food tour of Athens.
Cycled, dined, and photographed my way through beautiful Copenhagen in May.
Found a shared love of Italian food in Dublin in June.
Escaped the city noise in the coastal Irish village of Ballymoney in September.
Slurped oysters straight from the source in the Eastern Shore of Virginia in November.
Explored near home on the south fork of Long Island, including the Channing Daughters winery in March.
Flew to the west coast for a couple hotel reviews in San Diego and one outrageous meal in June.
Traveled to Greece just in time for the olive harvest in October.
Got cozy by the fireplace in the Lower Hudson Valley at Glenmere Mansion in November.
Escaped to the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow, for a sunny February weekend.
Returned to Oxford, splurged at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and wandered the Notting Hill neighborhood of London in April.
Peered out at the Atlantic from the cliffs at Dun Aengus on the Aran Islands in June.
Kicked back by the fireplace in the lovely Berkshires at Blantyre in November.
A Christmas trip to Dublin including a hike on Killiney Hill.
Driving the Ring of Beara in County Kerry in February.
An April Grand Tour of France including Paris, Bordeaux, and Provence.
Swimming off the rocky coast in Mallorca during a July beach jaunt.
Dining al fresco beside a canal in Venice during October.
Embracing the December cold for a trip to the French Alps in Megeve.
A long weekend in November to Stockholm for the season’s first snowfall.
A warm-weather escape to Spain in December. Sevilla decorated for Christmas. A trip across the strait of Gibraltar to Tangier.