Meaningful Travel: Does it mean anything anymore?

(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?

Travel, Writing, and Ireland… My obsession for all three!

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!

An International Life, Not Abroad: Wine and Culture

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

How to Meet Locals in Dublin, Ireland

(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