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The Unread Shelf Project of 2018

  I am the guiltiest person when it comes to buying an endless array of books only to leave a majority of them unread.  This is for two reasons.  First, I sincerely dislike “searching for my next read.”  I want to have a massive choice every time I finish a book.  Second, I love buying […]

2017 in Review: Where I Traveled This Year

Once again I find myself in a familiar position, remarking how another year has come and gone.  If you remember, last year I wrote about all of the unbelievable places I traveled to in 2016.  By 2016’s last day I was single, spending my birthday and the new year in a hot place for the […]

First Time in Portland? Here Are 4 Places You Cannot Miss

Visiting Portland, Oregon for the first time?  Well, you have come to the right place because I have four spots throughout the city that you absolutely must visit for food, books, and culture.  Often I find myself feeling overwhelmed when I read lists of all the places I need to go during my first venture […]

A Few Of My Favorite Things

These are a few lovely bits lately that have held onto a space in my mind, memory, or mouth. School Girl: Chapters 1 & 2 by Caroline Calloway Okay, if you haven’t met Caroline’s Instagram account yet, you need to.  I’ll wait while you do it right now.  Done? Right, so she’s been writing a […]

This Woman Read a Book From Every Country of the World in One Year

Ann Morgan always believed herself to be a well-rounded, well-informed, well-read person… until she realized that a majority of the books on her shelves were written by American and British authors.  Without a doubt, there are some phenomenal works of literature from these areas of the world.  Some would argue that many of the world’s […]

Getting Lost in Canterbury

Sincerest apologies for the major gaps in my blog updates… We rented a car for two weeks and nearly every single day have jetted off somewhere in England within a three hour drive to explore as many places as possible.  Last I left us off in Dover, but we have been all over the map […]

Walking Along The White Cliffs of Dover

Greetings from across the pond!   We landed safely and soundly at Heathrow, made our way quickly to our rental car and sped off toward Dover. For as long as I have wanted to take a road trip around England, I have dreamt of setting eyes upon the white cliffs of Dover.  Severely exhausted from […]

Read To Travel Update: Where Have I Been For The Last 3 Months & What’s Next?

I have been looking forward to last Thursday for two years.  Why?  Because Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday on this Earth (and I love Christmas).  Since I missed Thanksgiving at home last year, my excitement levels have been through the roof in anticipation of this week full of family, fun, and feast. A seemingly endless […]

7 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit County Galway Ireland

Rolling green hills, old stone walls, and well-traveled pathways cover the dreamy landscape of western Ireland.  I was fortunate enough to travel to County Galway to study Gaelic, practice my dancing, and make new friends.  Over the course of four weeks, we explored the villages, downtown Galway, the Aran Islands, the countryside, and–of course–all of the […]

NEW ZEALAND ROAD TRIP: South Island Itinerary

Last year I rented an awesome camper van to explore New Zealand’s South Island with one of my best friends.  We rented our rad van from Escape Rentals and hit the open road together after each living in separate countries for over a year.  There is no better way to see this beautiful country than by car […]

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