Category: Travel

$40 for Your First AirBnB Stay

As many of you know I am an advocate of using hostels, since they allow a community experience, and have led me to many friendships along my international journeys. For those of you who continue to roll your eyes to that idea, a safer…

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

If you’re a millennial on Instagram this rope bridge is a must see. I mean… it is your typical touristy photo that you see your favorite bloggers visit when in Ireland. And, that you’ll be disappointed to know is near impossible to get a…

Cliffs of Moher, What You Didn’t Know Harry Potter Lovers

There’s no doubt that if you are planning a trip to Ireland you’ll miss the numerous recommendations to visit the Cliffs of Moher. If you want my honest opinion, the cliffs were stunning no doubt, with there being 5 ledges you can see from…

The Dark Hedges, Yes… a Hollywood Favorite

This is going to sound like a lie, but this story is true. I often save, bookmark, or screenshot places other people visit and when I’ve accumulated more than a handful of different places located in the same country I consider that place for…

How to Get from the Dublin Airport to Downtown Dublin

I generally plan transportation in advance to/from where I am going when landing to a new place. This time, however, I refrained because booking in advance was extremely extensive $60/each way, and I knew if I procrastinated when I got there I could find…

Abbey Court Hostel, Downtown Dublin

On this trip my most common question was how and why do I stay at a hostel. The answer is really quite simple… it is the cheapest way to stay somewhere, generally is safer since surrounded by many people, and because it is a…

Top 8 Bars to Visit in Dublin

Here’s a quick top 8 countdown guide to the best bars in town! 8. The Meltdown 2 Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 PC43, Ireland Located centrally in Temple Bar this bar is perfect for a good drink and has a huge stage for…

What You Should Know Guide When You Visit Dublin

1. Irish Currency There are two currencies in Ireland. If visiting the Republic of Ireland (Dublin, Galway, Cork, etc.) the currency is the Euro. If visiting Northern Ireland (Belfast) the currency is the English Pound.  If visiting each side they do not take the…

10 Things Not to Forget

As I plan for Ireland I thought I’d share top 10 things not to forget! 10. Travel Size Toiletries, if Doing Carry-On Only 9. Trip Itinerary Printed Out, Along with a Map 8. Water Bottle with Purifying Water Tablets  7. Walking Shoes  6.  Pre-arrange Pick-Up…

Hello Ms. MIA, Where Have You Been?

I was asked recently asked at a Toastmaster’s meeting, “what do you procrastinate on?” Honestly, this question took me a bit off-guard. I’ve always considered myself on top of things I am passionate about, and my gut clenched at what I took as a…

10 Places to See While in Beijing… COUNTDOWN

10. Chinese Doctor  If you’ve never been to see a traditional Chinese doctor, it is an experience whether you choose to believe their practices or not. I remember walking in a school of medicine downtown Beijing with my mom (as part of a tour)…

15 Things to Know if Visiting China

The stresses of planning for any trip can be a lot. Considerations to hotel, flight, food, and transportation are all things to consider prior to leaving. Especially, in China where the required visa forces you to have your trip booked in advance. Often times…