How to Travel Instead or in Spite of Work

Looking for a job that will allow you to travel the world? Me too! Luckily, I know of some great ways that will allow me to either put off the real world, travel as a career, or travel in my spare time. The first three items on the list are ways to put off the “real […]

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Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – the Change

Y’all, life has been crazy lately and I haven’t been able to write like I’ve wanted to. There are more specific reasons why, but I don’t want to bore you with the details. So, I apologize for the delay, but here is what changed on St. Patrick’s Day to make it better. —– As the […]

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9 Things I Learned When I Moved to Ireland

1. Friends are the most important accessory. I found my friend soul mate in Ireland. Matilda is the three-year younger Swedish version of me. She and I went through break-ups and make-ups and oopses and drunken adventures together. The bond that she and I have cannot and will not ever be topped. I can honestly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Thoughts You Have in a Year Abroad

Pre Year Abroad: On the outside I’m all like, “Oh you know. Just gonna go travel and work for a year.” On the inside I’m all like, “What the hell have I gotten myself into?” Weeks 1-2: Oh my God!!!!!!!! This is the BEST PLACE EVERRRRRRRRRR!!!! Weeks 3-4: Hey new bestie, let’s go out and […]

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8 Reasons to do a Working Holiday

1. Work in a foreign country. Americans can get a working holiday to Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.  Most people enter the business world with a college degree, work experience, and references. But what most people don’t have is working experience in a foreign country. How cool would it be to be in an interview speaking with […]

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