“We work on Scandal about ten months of the year, and the hours are long and grueling—and awesome,’” says actress Katie Lowes, who plays Quinn on the show. “When we go on hiatus, from the middle of May to the middle of July, I like to hit it pretty hard with traveling that time of year.”
This year, with her family, she took a major trip to Ireland to celebrate her brother’s 30th birthday, her father’s 60th birthday, and her parents’ 35th wedding anniversary. “My family loves to sing limericks and we love Irish culture and writers, and we just really like Guinness. We spent nine days there at amazing bed-and-breakfasts run by Irish couples, and every morning we hit the road for amazing landscapes, pubs, and soda bread. It was heaven.” Here, some of the highlights of her trip.