I hesitate to call a place perfect, but in terms of convenience, balance, and comfort, the little hamlet of Howth is darn near perfect.
Geneva is a pricey city, that’s for sure. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find plenty of utterly delightful and FREE sites and events to stay busy.
Packing. Easily the worst part of travel. You want to look good for those selfies, but comfortable for long days exploring, fashionable enough to turn heads but chill enough to fit in. What’s a girl to do? Your wardrobe is going to change a lot based on where you’re going (um, duh), but there are some staples that definitely need to make it into your suitcase.
Do you visit churches when you travel? In Geneva, it’s almost impossible not to.
Ireland tends to steal a lot of the spotlight when it comes to tourism; however, Northern Ireland is an exquisitely fascinating travel destination of its own right. Don't let confusion or intimidation keep you from considering it - there are so many reasons you need to #DiscoverNI.
It was a weird time in my life, I’ll give you that.
Approximately five seconds of Bern's fascinating history.
When I was eight
two boys walked into their high school and killed twelve students one teacher and themselves
destroyed childhoods around the country.
You know it's going to be a good hike when your first task is "Locate the field agent."
Usually I try to steer clear of the tourist hubs, but Cades Cove holds a special place in my heart - despite its popularity, you can still visit Cades Cove and feel like you're stepping back in time.
IN VIRGINIA, there’s nearly endless possibility for outdoor adventure.
It's funny how your perceptions of a place change over time.
This year, I had trouble with my resolutions. How do you make resolutions when you spent most of the past year hating yourself?
Ask 10 different people and you will probably get 10 different answers as to what states of America can be considered part of the American Midwest. As a lifelong East Coaster, I consider Ohio the gateway to the Midwest.
Over the past year, my final one living in Durham, I recommitted myself to photographing everything I loved most about Durham.
Do I regret any of the hostilities or confusing moments I have faced as an American abroad? They make me sad, of course, but they define my own empathy and capacity for understanding conflict. For every scrap of animosity I felt while traveling as American, I was showered with welcomes and kindness.
With literally no geographical middle-ground at which to gather our family, when we were deciding where to get married, the most logically illogical thing to do was to create our own hometown.
It was a temporary move; I wasn't supposed to get attached. Three years later, I found myself inexplicably heartbroken at my impending move. Durham had captured my heart in a wholly unexpected way.
I love volunteering. I love being your stereotypical do-gooder. And I love traveling. How do I combine these loves without perpetuating harmful stereotypes and cycles? Here are a couple tips for making sure your volunteer-oriented travel is a positive experience for everyone involved.