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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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 [...]

An Open Letter to Those Who Dream of Traveling the World

An Open Letter to Those Who Dream of Traveling the World

Dear Traveller, Growing up, Disney taught me that dreams were wishes our hearts made. I longed to travel the world, touch distant buildings, live in foreign cultures, and let new oceans crash at my feet. When I presented the idea of moving to Ireland, I was told that some dreams should stay just that. Dreams. [...]

A Traveler’s Thank You Note

A Traveler’s Thank You Note

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I would write a thank you note from the perspective of a traveler to the things that make these experiences possible. Dear Mom and Dad, Technology, Reader, and God, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being so awesome. You are all awesome for very different [...]

The Feeling of “Did I?”

The Feeling of “Did I?”

Sometimes, I can't believe that I lived in Ireland for a year. It's very difficult to be here in America living everyday life, going from place to place, drinking diet cokes, hanging out with friends and family, and comprehend that I missed a year here at home. This place is the same as it has [...]

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 [...]

What I’m Doing These Days

What I’m Doing These Days

So a lot of people have asked me what I'm up to these days. Well, here's the honest truth. I'm doing a whole lotta nothin'.  My dad has taken me on working with him while I search for a job. The museum is gonna let me come back and lead some tours a few days [...]

Finding Room in my Room

Finding Room in my Room

I've been really quiet about life at home since I've been back in the States. I'm still trying to get a hang of life here and get into a kind of rhythm. Georgia's been great and my family have been troopers. The weather hasn't been too terribly hot and I've spent a lot of time [...]

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 [...]