In early October I went with my Hawaii CC colleagues Carrie Mospens and Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers to Donegal, Ireland for a study abroad familiarization trip. It was an amazing time during which our hosts brought us to many of the places they bring study abroad groups. We spent the first night in Dublin, then on to the town of Bundoran on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal. I made new friends and have contacts to work with to create the Culture and Ecology of Islands course that I'm planning for our students. . . . .