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 life has been one adventure after another, and I just finished a Working Holiday Authorization in Dublin, Ireland. I’m currently back in the States looking for my next adventure!

The first time I traveled outside of the United States was in 2005 when I was thirteen – a doe eyed Southern girl who had never been out of America.  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 after a roller coaster of a year. If you would like to know the specifics of the reason then click here! I had a Working Holiday Authorization which was good for one year, and it gave me the right to work in Ireland and freedom to travel all over Europe.  It was perfect!

I’ve been searching for the ultimate path in my life.  Plan? No, I don’t have one, but that’s not stopping me.

Things You Should Know About Me::

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Name: Morgan Cantrell

Birthday: August 29

Home State: Georgia

College: Auburn University

Loves: Arctic Monkeys, Dr. Horrible, sarcasm, and John Wayne

Hates: Horror films, spiders, and smacking when people eat

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84 Replies to “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 πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting my blog too!


  5. Thanks for following Morgan. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. Sounds like you’re having some adventures of your own!
    Cheers, Alison


  6. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it:) what an interesting blog you have! for sure will be back here πŸ™‚


  7. 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.


  8. I miss Target and Taco Bell, too. However, travel demands certain sacrifices (like a wardrobe with a little variety) and iffy Wi-Fi but think of all we travelers gain! Thanks for stopping by our blog and the follow. I look forward to reading yours! Anita


  9. Gah! You’re adorable! And what a great introduction, short and snappy, I like it a lot πŸ™‚


  10. 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!


  11. Thanks for following me πŸ™‚ I look forward to exploring your blog!

    P.S. Arctic Monkeys are amazing (and from my neck of the woods…)


  12. Hi Morgan! Thanks so much for following my blog, your blog looks great and I look forward to keeping up with all your adventures!


  13. 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 πŸ™‚ Just read your expectations vs. reality post… well played πŸ˜›


      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?


  14. 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!


  15. 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


  16. 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


  17. 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


  18. Hi Morgan, Thank you for following my blog. You have an interesting blog here. Will keep checking πŸ™‚


  19. 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,


  20. hello! Don’t know how you feel about awards but I just nominated you for the versatile blogger award. You can go check my post on it to learn the rules πŸ™‚


  21. Hi Morgan, Love your blog from what I’ve seen of it so far! I’m an American (and chocoholic! πŸ™‚ ) 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 πŸ™‚


    1. Oh how amazing!!! πŸ˜€ 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


  22. 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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