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

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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”. […]

The Importance of Being Uncertain

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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 […]

Barcelona Beach Bum

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“Let’s go to the beach-each, let’s go get away!” I finally got to have my first proper beach trip of the semester! I say proper because the weather in Barcelona was “Sunny and 75” (Let’s see how many more songs I can reference in this post)! Barcelona was such a fun weekend getaway and a […]

Scotland: Take Two

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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 […]

Ciao Bella!

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This past week has been a whirlwind as I explored the beautiful country of Italy for spring break. I visited two regions, three cities, and five villages all in the course of four days. Despite the time crunch, I saw more history than in any other country I have visited; I also ate more pasta, […]

The Motherland

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The month of March has been all about exploring the beautiful country I have been living in for the past two months. I’ve had visitors along the way to go on these adventures with, and this past week I was lucky enough to have my family along with me. I took them to a few […]