12 People You Meet While Living Abroad

12 People You Meet While Living Abroad

The American Studying Abroad This person never seems to study for their classes. And they drink a lot because they're usually underage back home. Your International Flatmate(s) This person (or in my case people) are difficult to live with because of the language barrier, but somehow you make it work. You love them.   The [...]

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#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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ireland Road Trip Photo Blog

Ireland Road Trip Photo Blog

                              It was a great six days with Ryan taking in the beautiful Irish countryside. I fell in love with Ireland all over again.        

The Truth About Life After College

The Truth About Life After College

Children watch the adults in their lives go about their daily business. The idea of being a grown up and free of homework seemed so magical. That freedom was something kids longed dreamt of often. I remember when I left for college, my parents warned me not to rush through school because, in the words [...]

Cooking in Ireland

Cooking in Ireland

Here's one of my old columns! Hope you enjoy! ---- “Hey Mama, do you happen to know what half a cup is in grams?” I asked my mother on FaceTime. Mama responded with, “No, I don’t. They don’t use cups and tablespoons measurements do they?” Starting to panic, I said, “No! Everything is calling for [...]

Questions about the Working Holiday

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 [...]

On the Words of Forrest Gump: Going Home

On the Words of Forrest Gump: Going Home

“I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now. And just like that, my runnin’ days was over, so I went home to Alabama.” - Forrest Gump So I am currently sitting in Dublin Airport waiting for the time to come when they tell me to board the plane. I lost it initially when I [...]