Zion National Park

Last week I visited Zion National Park, and it was every bit as amazing as you’d expect it to be.  I had no idea that it was the third most visited park in the US behind the Smoky’s and the Grand Canyon, but I quickly found out why. It. Is. Beautiful.  So apparently over the […]

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From the Diary: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Back to typing up old diary entries from previous travels! Current 2017 thoughts on my super sassy, over exaggerated self from 2012 will be in bold and purple. July 3, 2012 I have gotten into a bad habit of getting distracted and leaving my journals unfinished.  Also, I have finally gotten tape to put everything […]

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Day Trip: Chattanooga

Last month, my dad and I took a day trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Looking back on it, we should not have decided to go on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, but hindsight is always 20/20.  We live about 2.5 hours south of Chattanooga, so we set out around 11.00am thinking that we would be […]

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Walking Where the Walkers Walked

Here’s one of my columns that was published in the Times-Georgian a few weeks ago. Hope you enjoy! — Payton and I are what some people would call “fan girls.” According to the quick Google search I just did, a fan girl is defined as “an obsessive female fan (usually of movies, comic books, or […]

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Day Tours: Yes, No, or Maybe

Travelers have differing view on day tours. Some people love them while other people loath them. I’m indifferent. If there is a day tour that’s worth the money and will show me aspects of a place that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to get to, why not? With that in mind, I have been on […]

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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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Ranking of Tourist Things in Ireland

Over the course of my year in Ireland and my previous trip there in 2012, I did several touristy attractions and tours. I created a definitive list of the favorite things I did. This is by no means a complete or final list. I know for a fact there are things I’ve forgotten and countless things […]

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Favorite Places to Visit in Ireland

This is a list of my favorite places to visit in Ireland. Some of the places are entire counties while others are towns. The list is my own personal opinion, and I know I’ll step on a few toes by placing some towns in the order I have. But, this is my opinion and I […]

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Villages on a Hilltop

My sister and I visited Nice, France one weekend in June and explored the surrounding area.  Payton and I wanted to see more than just a beach. We wanted mountains, and cliffs, and little villages. That’s exactly what we got. Payton and I went on a few day tours, which allowed us to view the […]

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Remembering My Trip to Israel

In May, I made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and that trip has forever changed my life. Our group visited the Herodian, the palace that Herod the Great built for himself outside of Bethlehem. From the pinnacle of the palace, Herod could see the distant hills of Jericho and almost all of Jerusalem. The palace initially stood […]

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