11 Things a Traveler Does while Not on the Road

1: Constantly check SkyScanner for the cheapest flights to the destination of their choice Currently on SkyScanner, I could fly from Newark Airport to Dublin, Ireland for $513 in December…… 2: Keep the Weather App loaded with places all over the world Always dreaming of better weather 3: Have your Passport in your wallet at all […]

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Questions about the Working Holiday

Several people emailed me with questions about the Working Holiday Authorization (WHA). I’ve decided to combine the most common questions into one blog post in hopes to help each of you. 🙂 What are the living costs of Dublin? I wish I could tell you all that living in Dublin wasn’t expensive, but it was. The average cost […]

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Packing for an Irish Road Trip

Tomorrow is the day that Ryan and I take off on a 6-day/5-night road trip around Ireland. We have a kind of plan, and hostle reservations for each night. But seeing as how I am a well traveled person who always plans ahead and is ready for any and every thing possible to go wrong, I save my […]

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On the Words of Forrest Gump: The Decision

“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run.” When Forrest says this line, he is referring to the time when he decided to take a jog not knowing that he would end up on a jog lasting more than three years. Like Forrest, I decided to go for a little run. […]

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8 Reasons to do a Working Holiday

1. Work in a foreign country. Americans can get a working holiday to Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.  Most people enter the business world with a college degree, work experience, and references. But what most people don’t have is working experience in a foreign country. How cool would it be to be in an interview speaking with […]

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On the Words of Forrest Gump: A Preview

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to periodically post on the words of Forrest Gump. For anyone who has seen this movie, you know all the quotable lines. “Can’t sit here.” “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” “Run Forrest! Run!” “Bubba was my best good friend.” So […]

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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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Rut, Funk, and Writer’s Block

People are starting to ask me, “What are you gonna do when you go home?” Want to know the answer? No freaking idea.  I don’t know. The possibilities are endless. I’m in an awkward place. I know that I only have two and a half more months in Ireland, and I will be on a […]

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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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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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