It’s week (year?) nine of quarantine, and many European countries are beginning to ease their lockdown restrictions. Shops and hairdressers are starting to open, even schools in some areas. Although there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, the road ahead is a windy one, littered with potholes and spontaneous road work. I’ve spent the last two months quarantining at my Belgian boyfriend’s apartment … Continue reading What it’s like quarantining with your boyfriend in another country
I’ve learned quite a few lessons from teaching English abroad that go way beyond the classroom, including some that have prepared me for my next job. Continue reading Lessons I learned from teaching English abroad that prepared me for my next job
Among the many in 2018, one of the most important was how to better spend and protect my energy. Continue reading Be happier with this self-care strategy
I still have a lot to learn. Continue reading 25 things I’ve learned at 25
My family’s holiday tradition is very non-traditional. In the past several years, we’ve traded wrapping presents for packing suitcases. Last year we were in Sydney; the year before that, Singapore; the year before that, Munich. I’ve also spent Christmas in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Patagonia through the years. My dad’s job has taken us around the world; now my parents have landed in Singapore. This Christmas, we met … Continue reading Photoblog: Prancing around Prague
I’m not sure what kind of expectations I had before going to Australia. I wasn’t picturing the stereotypical image of kangaroos bounding across dry, red outback, but I certainly wasn’t anticipating the multicultural metropolis that I found Sydney to be either. All I know is that it exceeded them all. I’d move to Sydney in a heartbeat. It’s clean and diverse with beautiful beaches and weather. The locals (many of … Continue reading Down under the Sydney sun
Our travels on the road have long since been over, and for the past week and a half it’s been back to the reality of answering emails and playing catch-up. Now that I’m finally sitting down to write this blog post, I’m not even sure what’s left to say (I’d rather show you with all the great photos I got!). I honestly can’t believe everything … Continue reading Girls ‘went’ wild west: photos & recap
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Life on the road moves even faster. It’s already day 7 of our road trip and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write a blog post. I hardly know where to begin. And yes, I did just quote Ferris Bueller. That’s what happens … Continue reading Life on the road
It was one of those late spring nights where you can feel the warmth of summer breathing down your neck. The end of the semester is in sight, the light at the end of the tunnel, and the possibilities seem endless. Perhaps fueled by a drink or two, my friend Sheridan says, “I want to go on a road trip up the West Coast this summer, we should go.” … Continue reading 6399 miles. 12 states. 3 girls. 2 countries. 1 car.
A week ago I was ready to leave. The holidays are a natural time to want to be with your family, which makes going home seem normal and easier. But once my finals were finished and I resurfaced from the books, it began to hit me that I only had two days left here in Dublin. You would think the more you move, the more … Continue reading Ireland, it’s been grand.