Flying Jacob – Sweden’s Bacon/Banana Dish

I visited Sweden in January 2014, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. One of the best parts of that trip was the food. I imagine the long, dark winters allow the Swedes ample time to create a wide assortment of tasty foods. The most interesting of the foods was the traditional dish Flying […]

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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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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 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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What does the piggy say?

We’ve all asked this to toddlers. “What does the piggy say? Come on! Tell me! What does the piggy say?!” I never once thought that the piggy would say anything other than “oink oink,” but that’s only what the American piggies say! Click the link HERE to my Instagram to see what the piggy says […]

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Six Months of Ireland Montage

So many amazing moments over the last six months! Here is a visual montage of my life over the course of half a year in Ireland. Make sure to click the images to make them larger! 🙂

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Things I’ve Learned While Traveling Europe

1.    Always have a backup plan. Things will go wrong. That’s just bound to happen and there isn’t much you can do to prepare for that.  Just try to go with the flow and mend your plans.  When you know a possibility exists where something could go wrong, have a backup plan in case of emergency. […]

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That Time I Was the Only American at a Swedish Party

7:30pm Cider. Walk in the door, greeted by fifteen really good-looking guys. Everyone is speaking Swedish. Hi, nice to meet you _____. (Never gonna remember that name.) Cider. Why does everyone have their shoes off? Should I have my shoes off? But I planned my shoes specifically…. Oh it’s rude to have them on? Oh.. […]

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