2017: A year in review

2017: A year in review
If I had to sum up this past year in one word, it would have to be PROUD. I have gone through massive changes and accomplished some big things. I went through a lot of growth this year, and am so proud of myself.  I’ve learned to ignore the naysayers around me and to surround ...

Ireland by Rail

Ireland by Rail
Most travelers and vacationers plan a trip to Ireland with plans of renting a car. This makes plenty of sense – Ireland is a small enough country with very cute and picturesque towns and villages to stay in, and driving gives the freedom and flexibility to “get off the beaten path”. But, when you’re a ...

What to Pack for Ireland

What to Pack for Ireland
I recently traveled to Ireland for a one week backpacking trip through the country. I’ve never actually traveled as a backpacker before, so doing both that AND losing my hostel-virginity in one trip was scary. I had done TONS of research before hand on what to pack, what not to pack, and honestly, I got ...

The best of Seattle

The best of Seattle
Seattle was never on my list of places to visit, but when my brother moved to the city over two years it quickly became one of my favorite West Coast cities. To be fair, I’ve only been to Long Beach, CA once and Seattle twice, so my opinions of the West Coast thus far are ...