If there is any advice I could give anyone, it would be to just do it — whatever inkling you have, whatever your heart and gut is telling you to do, do it. For me, that inkling has been to travel far and travel often. To find a greater love in my heart for new people and places around the world; to open my eyes, mind, and spirit to everything this world has to offer.…

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I can’t really say I went into yesterday planning on sitting at the edge of Cliffs of Moher, taking the phrase “living life on the edge” THAT literally, but boy am I glad I did it. You’re going to think I am the craziest person in the world for saying this — I wasn’t scared in the least bit (which came as a complete shock to me as well). My thought process went something along…

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It’s no secret that I have fallen completely and madly in love with Dublin. My second night in Dublin, I ended up back at Temple Bar (no surprise there), and got together with the Canadians I had met the night prior. You can probably guess how the rest of the night went (I.e lots of Guinness, pubs, Irish song/dance, and another very late night). Me and the two Canadian boys met two Scottish sisters and…

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LOL. Omg. The two words that describe yesterday and last night to a T. As anyone could imagine, the second I got to Times Hostel (8 college – highly recommend), I put everything down and shamelessly wandered around Dublin as if I knew exactly what I was doing and exactly where I was going. I didn’t, obviously, but I pulled it off exceptionally well. Lucky for me, I am right next to Trinity College and…

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So, I can’t technically say Day 1 has been more than I possibly thought it would be because as I’m writing this, 1.) I’m still on a plane in the middle of the Atlantic and 2.) Day 1 in Ireland will [technically] begin in four hours. But, I have to share what’s happened so far because the past eight hours have even surprised me! Chicago to Dublin I have only flown internationally twice in my…

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