Leaving Marks on Your Memory

It's been a year since Anthony Bourdain died. I remember someone mentioned it on Facebook and I stared at my phone for at least five minutes trying to figure out how to react. It was the same reaction I had when I heard of Robin Williams's passing and Troy Gentry's plane crash.  I have always … Continue reading Leaving Marks on Your Memory

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

What’s that Crunchy Stuff Under My Feet

We traded in a blizzard for white sands and turquoise waters as far as we could see. I saw coconuts in the wild for the first time, ate conch straight out of the water, and saw some of the most beautiful fish without glass between us. On a whim, I bought tickets to Providenciales for … Continue reading What’s that Crunchy Stuff Under My Feet

Mt. Ulriken

I always get distracted when I walk around. Even if it's somewhere I've been before, like Bergen in this case. It didn't help that the two crew members I was also with were equally as distracted by everything. We had a mission to get to Ulriken, one of the mountains surrounding Bergen, and it took … Continue reading Mt. Ulriken

Breaking the Bank in Iceland

WARNING: There are pictures of penises in this post! I repeat, if you don't want to see that, don't read to the end (I will give another warning before that part if you want to read until there). One more time, PENIS ALERT! I know I've mentioned a few times before how whenever I go … Continue reading Breaking the Bank in Iceland

A Weekend of Ships

I spent 3 days in Cork on a layover and decided to venture out to the surrounding areas. Cork is close to many port towns and I decided to start there. Cobh (pronounced 'cove') was the last port of call before the Titanic sank. During this time the city was called Queenstown and has always … Continue reading A Weekend of Ships