I’M GOING BACK TO IRELAND!!!

I’M GOING BACK TO IRELAND!!!

For a week. But STILL! I'm going back to Ireland! One month from now, I will be jet setting to the Emerald Isle to get my fix on Bulmers cider and Cadbury caramels.  I plan to see all of my friends and wander by my old apartment.  I. Cannot. Wait. My week over there will [...]

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From the Diary: Isle of Skye, Scotland

From the Diary: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Back to typing up old diary entries from previous travels! Current 2017 thoughts on my super sassy, over exaggerated self from 2012 will be in bold and purple. July 3, 2012 I have gotten into a bad habit of getting distracted and leaving my journals unfinished.  Also, I have finally gotten tape to put everything [...]

From the Diary: Scotland

From the Diary: Scotland

June 20, 2012     5:00 pm     Stirling, Scotland I think everyone in my flat has gone to sleep. It's rather comical that we all were able to go about three days without completely passing out. I slept from about 1:30 pm - 4. Great nap.  The past three days have actually been [...]

From the Diary: St. Andrews, Scotland

From the Diary: St. Andrews, Scotland

June 20, 2012     5:00 pm     Stirling, Scotland I think everyone in my flat has gone to sleep. It's rather comical that we all were able to go about three days without completely passing out. I slept from about 1:30 pm - 4. Great nap.  The past three days have actually been [...]

From the Diary: Scotland

From the Diary: Scotland

I've recently gone through my diary (the written, gut wrenching, shaming diary) that I've kept over the last five years. I take it on pretty much every big trip I go on and detail some of the events. While I was in Scotland studying abroad in 2012, I had the diary with me. Stories of [...]

Big Group Travel vs Small Group Travel

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 [...]

Scotland in America

Scotland in America

Every now and then, you'll get a taste of a far off place you've visited and memories will flood the brain.  Well, that happened to me when my dad and I had lunch at a local joint in our hometown, Carrollton. Scotland came to America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyn2KM8ClIE  

6 Cities in Europe You May Not Think About

6 Cities in Europe You May Not Think About

Rotterdam, Holland Why it's great: Skyscrapers and boat taxis When you should go: Spring. Warm weather. What you should do: Rotterdam as a ton of museums some of which focus on German occupation during WWII. Also, The Euromast Belfast, Northern Ireland Why it's great: So. Much. History. When you should go: How about do NOT go in July and August. Things [...]

5 Places I Long to Visit Again

5 Places I Long to Visit Again

People are always asking me, “Which place has been your favorite?” But I have no way to answer that!! Every place is my favorite for different reasons. Of course, I do have places that I want to go to again (and again and again)! That’s usually the list I try to give people. Mrs Ayla's [...]

Throwback Thursday : Isle of Skye

Throwback Thursday : Isle of Skye

Throwing it back to June 2012 - Isle of Skye, Scotland Have you ever been some where so magical it touches your soul? The Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands is one of those places. Arriving on the island via a giant bridge we were greeted with blue sky and a warm sun. The [...]