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Why Croatia Needs to Be Your Next Destination

After living in Ireland for a month, I began a solo backpack adventure into Eastern Europe.  Crafting the perfect itinerary took weeks of drafting, researching and rewriting until, finally, my perfect trip was planned (roughly).  My first three days alone were to be spent in Pula, Croatia.  At the time, I really knew nothing about […]

My First Day Back in London After Two Years

I arrived at London Gatwick Airport bright and early yesterday morning for the first time in years.  I pranced through customs after they let me through, excited to get home.  In college, I studied abroad in London for a semester and my Waterloo flat became my home away from home.  It is without a doubt […]

A Page From My Journal: Discussing Conamara National Park And The Concept of Perfection

I keep a journal.  It wouldn’t feel right telling people that I want to be a writer if I didn’t write things down regularly.  Usually I have a notebook in my bag and if I don’t then my phone’s notepad is my best friend.  Hopefully one day I’ll be on Stephen King’s level where I […]

My First European Backpacking Itinerary

Last summer, I embarked on my first solo journey on which I spent a month in western Ireland and two weeks backpacking through Eastern Europe.  Many often ask me for my itinerary and exactly where I went while on this trip.  So, behold, here is the full backpacking portion itinerary: Ireland Cork: one night Wexford: one […]

Afternoon Tea at The Crooked House of Windsor

  Originally a butcher shop, The Crooked House of Windsor has been around since 1592.  Over the centuries, many businesses have come and gone, but currently it houses one of England’s quaintest tea rooms.   Yes, the building is actually slanted!  Though I would not call myself an tea aficionado, I certainly took part in dining […]

A Quiet Getaway to Comino Island, Malta

When my friend Courtney and I decided to travel to Malta, we did so solely based on Google Images.  After three months in grey London, we longed for a quiet beach getaway to somewhere we had never heard of.  I took one look at a series of photos entitled “Blue Lagoon,” turned my laptop toward […]

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

If there is one thing I have realized from the family vacations of my childhood and teenage years, it is the importance of a good night’s sleep before embarking on a journey. I backpacked solo through Eastern Europe for two weeks while my luggage was locked away at Dublin Airport awaiting my return. There were […]

7 Hours in Brussels

Oddly enough, the most affordable and simple way for me to travel from Pula, Croatia to Budapest was to fly back west to Brussels.  So, I figured I might as well make an impromptu Belgian day out of it.  Starting the day off with an early flight to South Charleroi Airport, I booked a 9 […]

The Best Reading Spots in London

One of my absolute favorite activities to do while traveling is read a good book.   Consuming my current read in different spots all over a city or town is one of my favorite ways to enjoy a new place. I lived in London for four amazing months. On days when I would explore by myself, […]

Eating Like a Local at Prague’s Lokál

We entered a loud, crowded, male-filled beer hall.  I had just reunited with my good friend Mary Kate, from whom I had been separated for almost two weeks. Having chosen Lokál because of a recommendation from the people at her hostel, we had no clue what to expect.  Were we supposed to seat ourselves? Or […]

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