Big Group Travel vs Small Group Travel

Group travel is a difficult topic. Some of us travel better solo while others need the comfort of companions on the road. Some prefer to travel with family while other still prefer to travel only with friends. But what do we do when the question is how many people to travel with? Big group travel […]

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What was my favorite country?

I wish I could give a more concise answer. The truth is that they were all my favorite countries for different reasons. I loved being in Belgium at Christmastime. The Christmas Markets brought so much joy and anticipation to the season. Also, as a self-proclaimed chocoholic, not many places exist on earth that is as […]

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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 […]

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The Taste of Jerusalem

Imagine salty chickpeas bursting in your mouth causing a rush of excitement. Just when your taste buds gain control of the chickpea’s flavor, peppers add a kick. Their hot twang takes you by surprise. But wait! What could that be now? A touch of garlic, a hint of humus, and a dash of onion swirl […]

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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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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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Top 10 Best Views

1. Jerusalem, Israel from the Mt. of Olives I have never been so moved by a view as I was from this one. Looking out over the rolling hills and square buildings of this ancient city took my heart. To think of all of the amazing things that have happened here.  As a Christian woman, […]

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Looking Backwards and Forwards

The fifth day (yesterday) in Israel was a half day. Being a Sunday, we had the morning free to do as we pleased, and I chose to sleep in.  I eventually crawled out of bed and got my gear together to travel back home later that night.  Our schedule was for the entire group to […]

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Israel : Day 4

How do I feel at the end of the day? Dead tired. Like yesterday, we walked a lot. I mean, it’s a good thing because I saw a lot but whew! I’m tired. What was the weirdest thing I ate? I had Shawarma today!! Very tasty 🙂 All of the veggies were falling all over […]

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Israel : Day 3

How do I feel at the end of the day? Like I’ve been road hard and put up wet. Exhausted. Dead tired. We walked and walked and walked some more. My poor feet. But, in our walking we saw some amazing things. Definitely a great day! I’m just beat.   What was the weirdest thing […]

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