America, Europe-Style

Going to a foreign country you should expect culture shock and should embrace culture shock. It’s a learning process! There are different foods, you are with new people, engaging in new customs, potentially speaking a new language, the whole deal. Nonetheless, my study abroad experience in Ireland has not included any cultural panic attacks where […]

Take the Long Way

Maybe it’s America, maybe it’s my town, maybe it’s me, but walking has never been a valid form of transportation in my life. Growing up, I was driven to school and to my friends’ houses, then I drove myself. At college, the campus is actually so small that it is probably only a six minute […]

Bare-Bones Backpacking

During the weeks before and after my exams at Trinity, I took two separate backpacking trips to mainland Europe. Largely dictated by the small budget I had, I found the experience of minimalistic traveling exhilarating and a welcome challenge. I often found myself contemplating the boxes of things sitting in my closet back in Arkansas, […]

The Importance of Being Uncertain

I come to you today, dear readers, from my latest discovery: Oolong Flower Power. Think the most comforting room in your grandmother’s house, and then add the lingering, delicate smell of hundreds of jarred tea leaves racked up against the walls and the sound of unobtrusive chillstep music in the background. They have a plethora […]

Scotland: Take Two

I surpassed a significant personal milestone this past week by planning and undertaking my first trip abroad- completely alone. From the very start of my Irish experience here, I knew I wanted to make this plunge. However, to say that all my fears and apprehensions of what could go wrong were immediately cast away would […]

Caution: This Post Is All About Delicious Food

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, Dublin is preparing for its biggest celebration of the year. There will be music, dancing, and copious amounts of both drinking and the color green. I am very thankful to be able to share this holiday with my dad, who flew in early last Thursday morning to […]

The Adventures Continued in London and Dublin

Hey everyone! So good news—I survived my trips to both London and Dublin, even though whether or not I’d make it back from London alive was a little questionable at times since I caught what I personally believe was the second coming of the plague. However, Abroadfest, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, […]

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