Pike’s Peak Photo Blog

Pike’s Peak Photo Blog

My aunt Joan and I went to Pike's Peak in Colorado last month. It was a WONDERFUL day full of wandering around and freezing our butts off. Joan and I hopped onto the Cog Train and road to the top of the mountain. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by clear blue skies and large [...]

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On Being Sick While Traveling

On Being Sick While Traveling

There is nothing worse than waking up the morning of a new adventure only to feel like death. I wish I could say this didn't happen to me often, but it does. On more than ten occasions, I've woken up wishing for death while traveling. Maybe it's because my body freaks out or gets too [...]

The Expectation and Reality of Living Abroad

The Expectation and Reality of Living Abroad

When moving abroad, we have many expectations of what our life will be in this new foreign land, but the reality of the situation is usually quite different. --- Expectation: Finding an apartment will be like real life International House Hunters! Reality: It will be a fight to the death in the jungle that is foreign [...]

Six Months of Ireland Montage

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! 🙂

Top Six Moments in Six Months

Top Six Moments in Six Months

I cannot believe I have lived in Ireland for SIX MONTHS!!! I've hit the half way marker!!! WHAT!??!?! In honor of my sixth month anniversary living in Ireland, I am going to be posting some things about the last half-year over the next few days. First things first, my top six moments in the last six months! They [...]

Walk n Talk Mourne Mountains

Walk n Talk Mourne Mountains

The newest edition of Walk n Talk is in!!! Marian and I hiked three miles in the Mourne Mountains today, and she and I filmed some of the things we saw. Take a look at the beauty Northern Ireland has to offer!

Today I am Thankful for Close Friends

Today I am Thankful for Close Friends

One of the best parts of living in Ireland is having someone from home so close by. Marian lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a mere two and a half hours via bus from Dublin.  She grew up in Roanoke, Alabama which is forty-five minutes from my hometown of Carrollton, Georgia, but we did not meet until Freshmen [...]

No One Talks About This

No One Talks About This

I’ve been in Ireland for five months now and truly love it. It’s a great experience! I have lots of fun and friends and work is going well. But there is something that no one prepared me for, something that I can honestly say I in no way thought about. Shaving. It’s real. And it’s [...]

Norway the Beautiful

Norway the Beautiful

Oslo’s sights and sounds resemble every other European city.  Ancient structures with modern touches surrounded by industrial glass building.  Everywhere you turn, another striking building stands in your face.  Some of the buildings are low and wide sharing with you a small taste of their history with the year of its creation listed above the door [...]

Couch Surfing. Yea or Nay?

Couch Surfing. Yea or Nay?

My vote is nay. Let me tell you why. Sometimes it doesn’t work out. My Canadian friend and I were on a tight budget going to Norway, and we knew that Norway was one of the most expensive countries in the world. Best way to solve that? Stay for free! She and I spent days [...]