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 […]

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

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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 […]


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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

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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 […]

Bare-Bones Backpacking

Welcome to Copenhagen!

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, […]