Am I Afraid to Travel?

Am I Afraid to Travel?

Often, I am asked, "Are you not afraid to just show up in a city by yourself?" "Don't you worry about terrorist groups?" "Aren't you scared of what could happen?" "You could get drugged!" "How do you do it?!" My answer to those questions is usually the same. I chuckle and put on my brave [...]

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The Power of Scent

The Power of Scent

So the strangest/best thing happened last night. It was late. I'd been out with friends catching up, got home, talked to my parents, and finally around 11.30pm, I made my way to my room. I finally broke down and decided to put sheets on my bed. Yes, I had been sleeping only on a mattress [...]

Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – The Struggle

Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – The Struggle

For the next two days, I will be talking about one of the many difficulties in the repatriate process. Being in your home country during a cultural celebration in your host country.  For me, the most difficult cultural celebration occurred yesterday, St. Patrick's Day. My heart yearned to be no where on earth except in [...]

#SorryILivedInEurope

#SorryILivedInEurope

Sometimes I'll do strange things or say strange things or try to drive on the left side of the road. When these things happen, my only response is to say, "Sorry, I lived in Europe." My friends, and specifically Jessica, have taken to automatically adding the hashtag part to the beginning of my inevitable apology. [...]

19 Habits I Brought Back From Ireland

19 Habits I Brought Back From Ireland

1: Saying things like "Brilliant!" and "Grand!" and "Thanks a million!" and "Cheers!" They just slip out and people look at me like I'm crazy 2: Writing my dates like this: 20/11/14 Literally have had to rip up checks and re-sign documents because of this 3: Cadbury Caramel It's the best chocolate on the earth. Try [...]

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 [...]

Things I Miss About Ireland

Things I Miss About Ireland

It's been three whole weeks since I've been back in the States. I've given myself some time to really sink back into American culture and think about the things I miss in Ireland. So far, this is this list. Cadbury Carmel (best. chocolate. ever.) Late night Papa Johns Walking to work (We drive EVERYWHERE in [...]