Exploring the Emerald Isle: Cork, Castles, and Cliffs

On the next leg of our journey we traveled to the Munster Province on the southwestern end of the island. On our way we visited the old Jameson Distillery in Midleton for a tour and sampling of Ireland’s finest whiskey. I can’t really say much about Jameson because for some reason I don’t seem to […]

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Exploring the Emerald Isle: Dublin

It’s known as the Emerald Isle. Green, lush, and beautiful, Ireland has a little something for just about everyone, whether your vacation scene is the big city, the great outdoors, or somewhere inbetween. My mother and I spent 10 days exploring the island and its many attractions. We first visited the capital city of Dublin […]

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Sightseeing Central Europe, Part IV: Slovakia and Czech Republic

Well, life’s been busy this summer and I seem to have fallen behind on my blogging. I’m heading off to Ireland with my mom tomorrow, so I figured now’s a good time to play some catch-up. There’s one last leg of the Central European trip that I haven’t shared yet- Slovakia and Czech Republic… The […]

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Sightseeing Central Europe: Part I, Poland

Over ten days we visited five amazing countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Czech Republic (technically renamed Czechia in 2006). Over my next few posts I’ll be covering our Central European excursion and first up is Poland!

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Hitched Up: Southern Utah and Northern Arizona

I just returned from a wonderful tour of Central Europe with my mom and have already started writing about our experience. But, before I share all about that adventure I figure I should catch up on an older one- the quick trip to southern Utah and northern Arizona Mitchell, Gaius, and I made in March. […]

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Volunteering: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Out in southern Utah, nestled in a serene desert canyon exists a vast and magical safe haven for animals big, small, healthy, or unwell. Literally described by some as “heaven on earth,” Best Friends Animal Sanctuary provides care to over 1,600 abandoned and rescued animals with the help of their animal-loving staff and eager volunteers. […]

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China Explored, Part I: Travel By Groupon

I’ve always dreamed about visiting China and seeing the Great Wall someday but it seemed like a bucket list destination that was just too far out of reach. That all changed when I saw an amazing travel deal on Groupon offering a 10-day guided tour of China for $649. If you’re not familiar with Groupon, […]

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Off the Beaten Path: Glamping and Offbeat Destinations

Before we started living and traveling in our little 150-square-foot roaming home, my favorite way to travel was to stay in offbeat and unique places. I’m talking yurts, treehouses, cabins, and anything off the beaten path or different than a conventional hotel. I wasn’t able to narrow it down to my top three, so in […]

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An Icelandic Adventure: Part II

Our third full day in Iceland would be a long one. We woke up early to head out for a tour of the Golden Circle, a route that travels approximately 190 miles in southern Iceland, covering some of the country’s most scenic natural landmarks and attractions. But first, breakfast! Our hotel offered complimentary breakfast every […]

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An Icelandic Adventure: Part I

I’ve always wanted to visit a Nordic country and found myself intrigued by photographs of Iceland’s rugged, other-worldly beauty. When I used to think of Iceland, I imagined…Bjork, if I’m being honest. Now when I think of Iceland, I also imagine… …dark fields of lava covering the rich volcanic landscape, streams of chalky blue, glacier-fed […]

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