A Toast to New Beginnings

To say 2019 has been crazy and hectic would be the understatement of my lifetime. I was basically moving nonstop since around Thanksgiving when I went back to work after my foot healed. Time was flying to the point that my mom called me a few days before Christmas to say merry Christmas...and I had … Continue reading A Toast to New Beginnings

A PSA from Your Flight Attendant

You know that safety video or demo you're shown before every flight? It's about three minutes long, sometimes silly, but still, you don't really need to pay attention, right? Not like it really matters, right?  Uh, wrong. That's why you're getting a safety talk right now.  - Your seatbelt should be common knowledge at this … Continue reading A PSA from Your Flight Attendant

Dealing with Travel Injuries 

I've been holed up in my apartment for about a month now on medical leave from work and I've learned 2 important things this month: I didn't handle cabin fever well at all when i broke my knee in high school and that hasn't changed in ten years; and I can get a lot of … Continue reading Dealing with Travel Injuries 

Getting Tattoos Abroad

Souvenirs don't always have to be tangible. They don't always have to last forever. And they definitely don't have to cost you money. Your memories can be souvenirs. The pictures you took can be souvenirs. They're some of my favorites. I don't go shopping too often when I travel so often I don't come home … Continue reading Getting Tattoos Abroad

Lessons Learned While Haggling

One of the facts about Israel I was surprised to hear was that it was very expensive and not the best place to go for budget travellers or backpackers. I never imagine Israel being overly cheap since it is not a poor country, but I didn't expect people to believe it was expensive either. So … Continue reading Lessons Learned While Haggling

Ring Around the Isle

After flying to Ireland for about a year and some change, I have finally done a road trip around the Ring of Kerry! It was always high on my bucket list for things to do in Ireland and I finally had a good crew to do the trip with. Now if you take a tour … Continue reading Ring Around the Isle

Making It to Israel

Another nailbiter of a trip for us flying standby! Of course I got called off of reserve, making me land back in Providence the same night we planned on leaving. So i told Richie to meet me at the airport when I landed and I literally ran off the plane just to change and get … Continue reading Making It to Israel

Marco Polo/St. Christopher’s Hostels

During my girls' trip in June, I booked my hostels last minute since I also decided on going to Malta at the last minute and then ended up stuck in Edinburgh. I decided to stay in St. Julian's in Malta, which is on the northwest part of the island. It was said to have a … Continue reading Marco Polo/St. Christopher’s Hostels

No Castles in Cashel

No, Cashel is not the Irish mispronouncing the word castle. It is an old Gaelic word meaning fortress and that's exactly what the Rock of Cashel is: a large fortress on a hill in County Tipperary. It was formerly used as both a monestary as well as a bell tower, used to communicate to all the villagers … Continue reading No Castles in Cashel

One Person’s Trip from Hell Could Be Your Adventure

We've all read them before. Posts or YouTube videos or word of mouth story where someone talks about the trip from hell they had to endure because...things didn't go to plan. That's it. They didn't get kidnapped by the cartel or the mafia, they weren't robbed of all their possessions, they didn't survive a plane … Continue reading One Person’s Trip from Hell Could Be Your Adventure