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What Women Pack for Winter in Europe

It’s the dream! Winter in Europe is full of snowy mountain villages, Christmas markets, world-class ski and winter sports resorts, and in some countries… reindeer! But packing winter clothes can be a challenge. So here’s your quick guide to a packable, carry-on only, winter wardrobe that will allow you to enjoy fairytale-Europe at its most… Continue reading What Women Pack for Winter in Europe

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21 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travel

Are you considering solo travel, maybe for the first time? It can be intimidating, particularly for women. But fear not! You totally got this. I am a firm believer that any place you go can be safe, but some places are generally safer than others if you’re just starting out and testing the solo travel… Continue reading 21 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travel

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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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10 Photos for Ireland

This Faraway Friday happens to fall on… St. Patrick’s Day! So here are 10 photos to inspire your wanderlust for the Emerald Isle! 10. Driving on the “Other Side” Unless you live in the UK, Japan, Australia, or South Africa, there is a high chance you drive on the right. Driving on the left side… Continue reading 10 Photos for Ireland

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What to Eat in Ireland

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week’s entry is coming at you from the Emerald Isle: Ireland! Breakfast A typical Irish breakfast includes toast, a fried egg, sausages, bacon, tomato, pickles, and baked beans. Above are two variations from the B&Bs we stayed in. This type of breakfast lasted me quite a long time, which… Continue reading What to Eat in Ireland

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Leapin’ Leprechauns!

Originally published 21 November 2012. Sunday morning, my friend’s friend, Angela, swung by with a cab to pick us up for church. I knew Angela via my friend Andrea, who studied in Dublin last year. It was nice to finally meet in person! Meeting and worshipping with Christians in other countries and seeing their dedication… Continue reading Leapin’ Leprechauns!

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Faeries and Faerytales!

Originally published 23 November 2012. Saturday night’s activity was the very best of the trip, in my humble opinion! We made it to the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin, dating from 1195, just in time to get to our seats and place our orders. Helena, the storyteller, greeted us and was just a… Continue reading Faeries and Faerytales!

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First Impressions of Dublin

Originally published 19 November 2012. Our first day in Dublin was definitely a good one! Yesterday’s adventure in Cork was a bit of a bust, but once we got to Dublin, the excitement was on! We decided to do the Hop on-Hop off bus tour and get an overview of everything before deciding what to… Continue reading First Impressions of Dublin

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Blarney or Baloney?

Originally published 16 November 2012. The adventure continues! First of all, I have to tell you that Noreen O’Mahoney, the owner of Mystical Rose B&B, is lovely, kind, and so much fun! When she greeted us last night, she was happy to see us—she said she’d thought we weren’t coming since we didn’t get there… Continue reading Blarney or Baloney?

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The Cliffs of Moher!

Originally published 14 May 2012. Day 2 started well–better than Day 1 ended! I was surprised at how well my body had already adjusted to the time change. At 7:00 am Ireland time (2:00 am DC time), I felt like it was time to get up! Cherie said she just never wants to get up in… Continue reading The Cliffs of Moher!