WELCOME TO ICELAND

The last blog in my UK series, I wanted this post to reflect Iceland’s true magic. The last time we talked about the United Kingdom, I was in Ireland, slowly making my way through a pint of Guinness. From Dublin, my mom and I took a two-hour flight to Reykjavik. A quick enough journey, we…

Irish Stories: Tombs, Tours, and Temples

This is my love letter to Ireland. My grandma has always talked about wanting to visit Ireland because of her Irish heritage. I too, have dreamed of this place for a long time and I’m extremely grateful to have experienced it with my mother. We flew into Dublin from Scotland and immediately realized that in…

A Touch of Scottish Heritage

Continuing on my dream United Kingdom trip, after England and Wales we finally made it to Scotland – home of the bagpipes and Haggis. Our three days are split up into three very different Scottish vacations and our story goes like this… Day 1: Edinburgh Castle + Fringe Festival We technically only had a half…

Why Wales Should be on your Travel Bucket List

Conwy, Wales has, in fact, taken the spot for my most favorite place ever (previously held by Cannon Beach, OR). Wales is the small, neighboring country of both England and Scotland, and although it isn’t as tourist heavy – it should be. Wales has it all: ancient castles, rolling green hills, beachside towns and beautiful…

A Tale of Two Cities: London and Liverpool

I have wanted to go back to London since I first stepped foot in the English capital about 9 years ago, and this month I made that a reality! I had been planning this big “United Kingdom” getaway for about half the year now, and I knew I wanted to spend some time in London…

Niagara Falls in Under 24 Hours

My 2019, solo travel list has officially taken me international! This past weekend I flew into Buffalo for the sole purpose of seeing Niagara Falls – a bucket list experience that’s been on my mind for quite some time. After arriving in Buffalo, I learned the next bus that would take me to the falls…

Lost my Phone to Mardi Gras

Yes, I got my phone stolen and yes, I would go back. Mardi Gras is an incredible out-door festival, cultural experience and trip of a lifetime all in one. Thankfully, I did not go alone this time. My friends and I left early Sunday Morning for New Orleans and were welcomed by very humid weather…

22 Places in 22 Years

To celebrate my 22 years of life on this beautiful planet, I thought I would take 22 of the places I’ve traveled and write one word that sums up how I would describe that place / trip / time / etc. **Since I’ve traveled to more than 22 places, I alphabetized my list and went…

Private vs. Commercial Flying

The idea for this blog post came to me a while ago, I just didn’t know how to structure it–or even how to go about writing it. But, I think it’s important to share any and all tips I have come across through my travels, even though private flying is completely off the table for…

Everything You Need to Know before Studying Abroad

I recently wrote about things you experience while/after studying abroad (read that here) and I thought “hey, maybe some people still have questions or want to know more but don’t know where to go”. SO, I present to you “Everything You Need to Know before Studying Abroad”. I hope this post will answer any questions…