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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Thoughts You Have in a Year Abroad

Pre Year Abroad: On the outside I’m all like, “Oh you know. Just gonna go travel and work for a year.” On the inside I’m all like, “What the hell have I gotten myself into?” Weeks 1-2: Oh my God!!!!!!!! This is the BEST PLACE EVERRRRRRRRRR!!!! Weeks 3-4: Hey new bestie, let’s go out and […]

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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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TBT: Tromsø, Norway Part 1

Have you ever been to a place and just fallen in love with it? Like, wandering through the streets, looking around at the unique architecture and distant mountains? I have. Earlier this year I traveled to Tromsø, Norway, a town situated in Northern Norway right smack in the middle of the Arctic Circle. I fell in […]

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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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Gap Year: Yes or No?

  I should begin with the fact that this post is based strictly on my experiences and opinions, and the experiences I have heard about from friends also on this path. My Gap Year was not the conventional one. It did not happen between high school and college, and it was not highly thought out. […]

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Things I Never Travel Without

Packing for a trip is a ritual. The process begins in my head well in advance of the trip. I go over every detail of what I could possibly need – clothes, gadgets, medicine. But somehow, the actual packing process doesn’t begin until the night before the trip. I’m that person who runs around like […]

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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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“Man it feels good to climb a mountain!”

Shouted the little freckled Irish girl from the top of the mountain. Howth is a fishing village about thirty minutes from Dublin that everyone talks about! “Oh you have to go to Howth!” “It’s so pretty!” I’d known this for several months now but never made the move to get myself over to the village.  Today […]

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Quintessential Holland

1. Water The Netherlands are known for their canals. The cities have mastered the art of boat taxis, bridges, and reflections.  Canals wind and turn through Rotterdam shaping the city into the world it is today. Click the images to make them larger! 2. Tulips A trip to Holland wouldn’t be complete without tulips. I […]

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