Eating (not so) Alone

I had dinner with a little, old Irish man the other day. After a long, rainy day on a tour bus to Connemara and the Kylemore Abbey—which were beautiful even through a curtain of rain—I thought about just walking back to the apartment when my bus returned to town. It had been a long day, […]

How To Succeed At Adventuring Without Really Trying

In a little over a week, I will be driving into Shannon Airport and flying back to the States. The next day, I’ll find myself back in my house. But, we’re not going to talk about that. We’re not going to talk about how Galway has changed me. We’re not going to talk about how […]

Getting Engaged and Getting Lost

I arrived in Galway on a Monday, and by the following Sunday, I found myself engaged. Now, I did come to Ireland with a sense of adventure, but I have to admit I didn’t think I would find myself an Irishman that quickly. I feel as though I should explain just a bit, as you […]

Wandering

I’ve been in Ireland for seven days. Wow! It doesn’t feel like that long. To be honest, when I first got here, within the first day or so, I panicked. I thought to myself that I couldn’t handle this. It was too much. The kids in my program didn’t like me, I didn’t know where […]

Don’t Blink

Life couldn’t be better after a month back in the States. I live five minutes from the beach, I love my waitressing job, I go on adventures with my boyfriend (or watch Scrubs on Netflix), and I am now a published writer in the magazine “South Shore Living”. I began my internship there three days […]

Forever a Galway Girl

Today is officially my last day in Ireland. It is such a bittersweet feeling. I am so excited to be going back home to my family, my friends, and my dog. But, I am also so sad to leave this beautiful place that has been my home for the last 4 months. So before I […]

Amalfi: The Dream Place

John Steinbeck exposed the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Italy to the tourist world when he wrote an article in 1952 in Harper’s Bazaar about the town of Positano. He most famously said, “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”. […]

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