I Lived.

Well, it’s here!! One year living in Dublin, Ireland and traveling around Europe and Israel caught on video. I finished the editing and every clip is only two seconds long. Apologies in advance because, well, I am not a videographer. Haha! You’ll see what I mean. But this video is very personal with close friends […]

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5 Places I Long to Visit Again

People are always asking me, “Which place has been your favorite?” But I have no way to answer that!! Every place is my favorite for different reasons. Of course, I do have places that I want to go to again (and again and again)! That’s usually the list I try to give people. Mrs Ayla’s […]

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Feeling 22

My birthday TOMORROW, August 29th, and I’ll  be turning 23!!!  With the arrival of another birthday and the passing of another year, I am forced to look back on the one that’s just gone. I cannot believe that I’ve spent 11 of the 12 months of my 22nd year here in Ireland. It was the […]

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The Cantrell’s Take Europe Part 2

The next morning we set out to take London. After another trek through the Tube, we arrived close to Trafalgar Square and awed at the massive lion statues. In the distance through the towering buildings, Mama spied Big Ben. “Look!” she said out of excitement! The rest of us turned and in Griswold fashion said, […]

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The Cantrell’s Take Europe Part 1

My parents arrived in Dublin early on a June Thursday morning. I had to work, so my sister, who had come back to Ireland with me a week earlier, met them at the hotel. At noon we met for lunch, and I got my first good look at my parents since arriving in Europe. Daddy […]

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The Travel Item I Haven’t Talked About Yet

My LL Bean book bag was one of the greatest investments ever. I remember when Mama bought me that book bag the summer before my senior year of high school presently six years ago. I didn’t even want the thing! At the time, I had used the same pink backpack for about five years. The […]

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Moved to Tears at Buckingham Palace

by a BEE! Recently my family and I visited London for my second time and their first.  It was a fantastic trip full of walking, sight seeing, and good food. We went to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards. The four of us crammed into a small space beside the barrier to […]

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Getting to London

In the last few hours since leaving Dublin, my mama was searched twice, we lost my dad, and saw people “even Hell would refuse.” Goodness y’all. It’s been an adventure. Mama was searched twice while trying to get through the Dublin security. She was so mad at the girl for patting her down and feeling […]

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Making Smart Money Choices

Sometimes I really hate being an adult. I wish I were 11 years old, happy and free of real world stresses like money. If ever I needed anything, all I had to do was ask my parents, and they would usually (if it were within reason) get it for me. Life isn’t like that anymore. […]

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Traveling on a Budget?

ME TOO!! There is nothing worse than planning a trip to a new city only to be troubled with high prices and empty wallets. The great thing is that there are countless free and bargain things to do all over the world! Every city has its own special free tour or museum and its own package […]

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