Best Reasons to Travel to Ireland

On September 27, 2005, I fell in love. It was that madly, deeply, head over heels, at first sight kinda love. And today, nearly twelve years later, I’m more madly, deeply, fallen in love than I was that first day. That day. That fateful fall day marked the first time I laid eyes on Ireland. …

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My Discovery Flight Experience With Tampa Bay Aviation

On Memorial Day weekend 2016, I went skydiving—and it changed my life! If you read that post (and this one… and this one) you know how much I looooove being in the air. So, in 2017, rather than jump out of a plane, I decided to cross another sky-related item off my bucket list: flying …

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Best Roller Coasters in the World on My Bucket List

I just realized I haven’t been on a roller coaster in 3 ½ years. Three and a half years. Guys. This is completely unacceptable! As one who will take on the tallest, fastest anything, I’m having major thrill ride withdrawals. Funny, though, I hated roller coasters from the age of eight to eighteen. Funnier still …

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Solo Travel Packing List for Females

No one likes packing for a trip. (Right??) It has to be the least enjoyable part of traveling. And packing procrastination? That’s a very real problem. But waiting till the last minute also increases the risk that you’ll forget something. I am actually NOT a procrastinator when it comes to packing, but that doesn’t mean …

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How I Became an Adrenaline Junkie

Before I ever flew in a plane, I rode in a helicopter. It was September, sophomore year of college. My roommate, Jen, and I were wandering through a local festival when I spotted the sign. Helicopter Rides. With only $25 in my pocket and no idea how much a ride even cost, I hurried toward …

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How to Beat Post-Travel Depression: 5 Tips

It’s inevitable. You spend weeks—sometimes months—anticipating a trip. Planning, dreaming, wishing for time to move faster. And then, it’s here. Departure day. Bags packed, you embark on your adventure by plane, train, or automobile. But then, time during the trip just. will. not. slow. down. Far too prematurely, the journey ends and it’s back to …

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Best Tips for Solo International Travel

So far this year, I’ve taken two international solo trips—which is two more than I expected to take, well, EVER. Back in January, I traveled to Paris, then Barcelona in May; and, I’m happy to report I had no major hiccups during either trip, nor did I feel uncomfortable traveling alone. (Guys, I was born …

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Female Solo Travel in Barcelona: Montserrat Day Trip

Several weeks before my trip to Barcelona, I sought recommendations from a well-traveled friend who’d recently traveled there himself. As we sipped our Starbucks, he began by telling me what he regretted not doing. And the number one thing was the monastery at Montserrat. Hearing the words mountain and cable car… I was sold. Pre-Trip …

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Female Solo Travel in Barcelona: Day 2

If you’re just tuning in, this post will make a LOT more sense if you read about my first day in Barcelona first. But, if you’re ready for Day 2, read on! With a full day ahead, I woke up at 8 am and was out the door by 9. (But first, selfies in this so very Spanish …

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Best Views in Barcelona Spain

Whether you prefer #travelTuesday or #Tuesdayviewsday, today’s post is for you. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I visited Barcelona back in May. It marked my fifth excursion to Europe, second solo international trip, and first time in Spain. To be honest, though, Barcelona wasn’t a high priority destination for me until maybe March—when a …

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