This is part of Small Planet Studio’s My Global Life Link-up. Check out the great community over there! Even if this is your first visit to my blog, I’m sure you have figured out just how into food I am. Food and culture are inextricably linked. In my mind, it is impossible to separate the … More Cross-Cultural Beverages
(This post was written for Melibee Global) We hear the phrase “meaningful travel” being used an awful lot as of late. Travel bloggers write it, education abroad providers have coined it as a slogan, colleges’ and universities’ global education offices slap it onto their brochures, and, yes, the term even gets tossed around in the … More Meaningful Travel: Does it mean anything anymore?
At the end of my very first time abroad (studying at the University of Limerick for a semester during my junior year of undergrad), my mom- who is more like my best friend than a typical mother- flew into Ireland (her first time abroad as well) and we went railing for 6 weeks around Europe. … More Saint Emilion’s La Fete Du Vin
For those of you who know me, follow this blog/my social media accounts, or happened to check out my portfolio, you will notice that I mention Ireland. A lot. My entire childhood I longed to go to Ireland. I can’t really explain it. I do not have a close relative who was a recent immigrant. … More Travel, Writing, and Ireland… My obsession for all three!
This post originally appeared on The Abroad Guide. Whether you’re studying in Dublin this summer, next semester, or just have plans to visit someday, there is one thing almost all travel guides warn you of– the rain! So much so, you are prepared to hunker down in a cozy pub with a hot whiskey or … More It’s Always Sunny In… Ireland?
This is the second post in a series about living an internationally focused life when you are NOT “abroad”. I realize the definition of words like “abroad” and “home” can be a bit tricky and differ for everyone. Also the idea that this is a “series” is also problematic, as the more I think about … More An International Life, Not Abroad: Wine and Culture
(This was written for Melibee Global’s How to Meet People Abroad series. The original post is here.) “Integrating into a community isn’t a quick process. It takes countless coffee breaks at the same places, countless repetitive conversations, and countless moments of courage.” – Nora Kreml Immersing yourself into a new culture takes a lot of … More How to Meet Locals in Dublin, Ireland