The holidays are a lovely time of year. For most us, they mean getting away from work and school to spend quality time with our loved ones. Whether you plan on sunbathing on a faraway beach or just relaxing on mom and dad’s couch, it generally involves traveling. And let’s face it, getting there is hardly ever easy. If you plan on flying, then you’ll … Continue reading Holiday travel survival guide: the essentials
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.
London is a modest city. Physically, it doesn’t have as much to offer as other European cities I’ve visited. Its streets don’t boast the obvious architectural beauty of Paris and it doesn’t have the quaint waterfront of Copenhagen. Unlike say Danes, Londoners aren’t obviously identifiable as being Londoners. For those of us who have never been before, we often think of London in terms of … Continue reading When I grow up I’m moving to London
“In Spanish there is a word for which I can’t find a counterword in English. It is the verb ‘vacilar’…it does not mean vacillating at all. If one is ‘vacilando,’ he is going somewhere; but does not greatly care whether or not he gets there, although he has direction.” While the word “vacilando” might be a slang term for many Spanish speakers as meaning teasing … Continue reading Dérive à Paris
I’ve had the travel bug all my life. Those of you who are infected know that it’s both a blessing and a curse. And when you strategically plan your schedule to have a three-day weekend, why not use it your advantage, right? Not to mention that only a couple of hours away lay an entire continent and a multitude of countries waiting to be explored. … Continue reading Feeding my perpetual wanderlust
One trip to the UPS store, a few packets of salsa and about 90 dollars later and I could have some breakfast tacos at my doorstep in Ireland by Wednesday. They’re a bit hard to come by across the pond. Although currently a month into my breakfast taco withdrawals, my semester abroad has consisted of a rather hearty Irish diet. Tacos and tex-mex aside, a … Continue reading Irish pubs and grub
This semester is flying by — it’s already been three weeks since I posted my last blog. I doubt anyone wants to hear about what an expert I’ve become at navigating Dublin’s nightlife scene in the past month, so instead I’ll talk about everything else this country has to offer. Lately I’ve had the pleasure of getting out of the city and seeing the Ireland … Continue reading Photoblog: Exploring the Emerald Isle