The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I should begin with the fact that my sister and I unfortunately did not go to Diagon Ally :(. She and I only had enough money to go to Hogsmeade, but that was well worth the trip. Payton and I arrived at Island of Adventures just after 4.00pm on the 30th of December. Orlando is [...]

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An Open Letter to Those Who Dream of Traveling the World

An Open Letter to Those Who Dream of Traveling the World

Dear Traveller, Growing up, Disney taught me that dreams were wishes our hearts made. I longed to travel the world, touch distant buildings, live in foreign cultures, and let new oceans crash at my feet. When I presented the idea of moving to Ireland, I was told that some dreams should stay just that. Dreams. [...]

The Unfortunate Account of the Worst CouchSurfing Experience Ever

The Unfortunate Account of the Worst CouchSurfing Experience Ever

If you have ever couch surfed or considered couch surfing, please read this post. I've talked a lot and hinted even more about being homeless in Oslo, but I don't think I have actually come flat out and gave a full play by play of what happened to cause us to become homeless. I thank God everyday [...]

I’m a selfish twenty-something.

I’m a selfish twenty-something.

I am a selfish twenty-something. I travel because I want to. I believe it is possible to be in love with places and people because I am. Travel has taught me to love people for who they are and not what they could be. You cannot change people. All you can do is love them [...]

11 Things a Traveler Does while Not on the Road

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 [...]

Irish Road Trip Video – Cars

Irish Road Trip Video – Cars

Funny funny FUNNY stuff!! Ok, maybe not to everyone, but to me, I died laughing. So, here's the deal. This is a video made by the great, marvelous, and wonderful Ryan Cuncannon who is better known as my better half on the Irish Road Trip. It is a mere snippet of the footage he shot from [...]

From Kroger to Tesco and back

From Kroger to Tesco and back

Having returned to America and re-entered Carrollton society caused some of the habits I used to have to change. Grocery shopping is one of those experiences. Prior to living in Ireland, I shopped at Kroger and threw all kinds of food items into the buggy. Three cereal boxes, frozen chicken, spices and sauces, fruits and [...]

I Lived.

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 [...]

Ranking of Tourist Things in Ireland

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 [...]

What I’m Doing These Days

What I’m Doing These Days

So a lot of people have asked me what I'm up to these days. Well, here's the honest truth. I'm doing a whole lotta nothin'.  My dad has taken me on working with him while I search for a job. The museum is gonna let me come back and lead some tours a few days [...]