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Visit Northern Ireland

On Embracing Uncertainty

In my posts about anxiety and flying fears, I’ve mentioned a lack of control fuels much of my personal angst. I’m a literature nerd. I like stories about epic journeys and life itself is a journey, isn’t it? Yet I can’t handle any uncertainty. A fuzzy future = a distressed me. Regarding books, I want to know […]

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Visit Northern Ireland

You Must Visit Northern Ireland

I absolutely, positively, definitely loved Northern Ireland. Ireland fascinates Americans. Namely because many people trace their roots back to this country. And Ireland is so damn pretty. Yet, for some reason, Americans also skip over Northern Ireland on their trips to the Emerald Isle. I think their avoidance has to do with the negative stigma attached to The Troubles. Northern Ireland […]

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Anticipatory Flight Anxiety

The Guide to Beating Anticipatory Flight Anxiety

Although I’ve written a post advising fearful fliers, anticipatory anxiety is truly another beast because it strikes outside of the airport. To be frank, 95% of the time, anticipating a flight is way worse for me than actually boarding the aircraft. Anticipatory anxiety can occur days, weeks, or even months prior to take off. If you’re scared to […]

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Central Europe Holiday

Central European Summer of 2015

A 7ish Week Journey In Central Europe Extra, extra! Read all about it! I’m traveling through Central Europe this summer with Busabout! Sponsor-free, of course. I’m super stoked for this adventure. 7 weeks is the longest I’ve traveled overseas (I hear you laughing, seasoned wayfarers, stopit!), and I’m positively jumping out of my skin to embark on […]

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Lisbon

Lovely Lisbon

Many travel bloggers rave about Lisbon. Portugal’s capital is packed with Old World Charm. In my humble experience, this amazing city is a traveler’s playground consisting of unique neighborhoods (like Graça, Alfama, Belem, etc), UNESCO World Heritage Sites, delicious and addictive pastries, friendly people, and the best hostels in the world. Since I’m a teacher, I […]

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