About Me

I’m a travel addict and chocoholic. A twenty something American girl figuring things out and slowly traveling the world.

War Eagle!!!!
Hezekiah’s Tunnel – Jerusalem, Israel

My family has been traveling the world for as long as I can remember. My granddad drove cross-country road trips with his children, and Papa instilled that desire for adventure in each of his children. My dad, Teddy Joe, carried on the tradition with us! My mom, dad, sister, and me would hop in the car and drive all across America!

The first time I traveled outside of the United States was in 2005 when I was thirteen – a doe eyed Southern girl ready for adventure.  We went to five countries in ten days – Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, and England.  When I arrived back home, I told my parents, “I want a burger, and when can I go back?”

I didn’t get back to Europe until seven years later in summer 2012.  That summer study abroad in Stirling, Scotland was my first experience living in another country. For two months, me and a bunch of other American kids tromped across Europe drinking beer and going to class on occasion.  But study abroad wasn’t enough.

I moved to Ireland in September 2013 on a Working Holiday Authorization. If you would like to know the specifics of the reason then click here! The work visa gave me the right to work in Ireland and freedom to travel all over Europe. I lived in the basement of a Georgian apartment with four other people – none of who spoke English as a native language. It was perfect!

However wonderful my year in Ireland was, it had to come to an end. I spent 2015 – 2019 doing the 9-5 job life, working as the Director of Education and Programs at a small museum in Georgia. From August 2016 – May 2019, I studied at the University of West Georgia to receive a Master’s in History. I am now ready to begin adventuring again!

In 2020, I will begin a new course in life as a Tour Director! I have always said, “If I can find a job where I can combine my love of history and culture with travel, then I would have my dream job.” Well, I’m taking the steps to make that happen!

Here we go!


84 thoughts on “About Me

  1. 1) Fellow Georgian. 2) McLintock, that is all. 3) Arctic Monkeys inspired my URL. 4) Horror movies – why do they even exist? 5) I HATE HEARING PEOPLE EAT. IT IS THE WORST.

    Oh, and thanks for making me remember the deliciousness that is Taco Bell.

      1. ^ I am going to call a 96% chance on this. If you have ridden a bike through the Irish countryside (one of my dreams) I will bump it up to a solid 98.5%.

  2. I lived in Dublin for about three months a couple of years ago. It was an amazing time. Great people, beautiful city, awesome history, the Forty Foot, etc. You are lucky!

  3. Feeeeel you on the lack of Target! France has Monoprix, but it just isn’t the same. 1 buck bargain bin, c’mon!

    Love the blog, keep on keepin’ on!

  4. Love your blog Morgan- What an adventure! Looking forward to reading more. Ireland is on our list of places to visit while we are living in Italy- so I’ll be scouring your blog for ideas and tips 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog too!

  5. Thanks Moran for following my blog. Your blog is outstanding and fun to visit. As a newbie, I can learn a lot from you. I also plan to study your insights regarding Ireland and Scotland closely as I am in Leeds from now through September.

    Happy travels.

  6. Hi there, I’m a friendly lurker who really enjoys your blog. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated your blog for a Versatile Blogger Award. To find out more see here http://theerlangenexpat.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/versatile-blogger-award/. This award is a way for bloggers to show appreciation to other bloggers, and it’s a personal kick up the bum to me to make sure I show my personal appreciation for you and your blog. Congratulations!

  7. Well now. If your birthday is 1991, then I’m the son of a ferret. Thanks for following my blog – I hope you really like what you see there 🙂 Just read your expectations vs. reality post… well played 😛

      1. That is so weird – well hello twin traveller, born on the same day and year. Nice to meet you… did you know we share a birthday with Michael Jackson?

  8. Hey thanks for following my blog. I’m still in the midst of revamping but there should be more content in within the next month. You have a really neat-looking blog, I love it! Looking forward to reading your posts!

  9. Hey!
    Your blog looks awesome, I cant wait until I have the time to read a little bit!
    It is exciting to meet fellow wanderers from the south!!!
    oh and War Eagle

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the follow! Your blog is really cool and I love your adventures! Have a nice day! Greta

  11. Hi Morgan
    A girl that likes monkeys and sarcasm; my kind of person !!
    Thanks for following our blog; we are also trying to find what to do when we grow up and I’m about to turn 50 !! You’re lucky you’ve been able to travel so much already; we look forward to following you in your adventures
    Rob and Diane

  12. Awesome about me post. Sounds like travel is yours and all our blood, it becomes a part of who you are and where you are going, even when you have no idea where that it….

    I look forward to following your adventure,
    One Life, One Search,
    Peace Out,

  13. Hi Morgan, Love your blog from what I’ve seen of it so far! I’m an American (and chocoholic! 🙂 ) from Wisconsin. I’m graduating in May and have decided to work abroad as well. I am going to start by teaching English in China, and I hope to continue working abroad after that in different countries. Ireland would be so amazing! I just started up blogging again, but for now it’s more personal/lifestyle. I’m going to make the transition to travel/lifestyle this summer, and I will keep reading your blog for inspiration 🙂

    1. Oh how amazing!!! 😀 I’m glad I will be able to further your desire to live abroad! I cannot wait until I have the chance to do it again. Until then, I’ll be happy to travel the USA as much as I can

  14. Hey Morgan! I originally just stopped by to say thanks for following my blog, but since then I’ve spent a lot of time reading through your posts. You’ve been some great places and have some great stories on here! Jo

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