june 2016

My Most Difficult Travel Decision

I’m not flying to Spain today. I know what you’re probably thinking. “Blond Wayfarer is a coward.” “She’s letting terrorists win.” “What a typical fearful American.” “Doesn’t she realize Belgium isn’t Spain? They’re 900 miles apart.” This post comes at a very unfortunate time, given the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, and I debated posting […]

4 Ways Romanticism Taught Me to be an Amazing Traveler

Romanticism is my favorite period in all of English literature. Not every avid reader or literature major will agree, but since I have a Master’s Degree in English, I’d love to think my opinion counts for something, haha. If you’re unfamiliar with this period, then I suggest diving into the more popular, accessible works and […]

favorite views of prague

Photo Essay: My Favorite Views of Prague

My Favorite Views of Prague Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, dominated the top of my bucket list for a long time. How long? Hmm. My brother visited Prague in 2011. His pictures of Gothic Churches and gold-plated statues only fueled my desire to explore the city. But the more truthful answer is […]

visiting yeats in drumcliff

A Literature Lover’s Advice for How to Visit Yeats in Scenic Drumcliff

Happy (almost) Saint Patrick’s Day, Wayfarers! We need a post about Ireland to ring in the occasion, don’t we? Hmm. I think I’ll skip chatting about Guinness and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, though. I wanna talk about visiting Yeats in Drumcliff instead. Were you expecting anything different from me? The same girl who was heartbroken because she […]

Porto to Guimaraes

Photo Essay: The Perfect Day Trip from Porto to Guimaraes

Porto to Guimaraes: A Perfect Day Trip As a child, I was obsessed with the Middle Ages. Why did I love this time period so much? Think about it! Romantic tales of knights, princesses, magic, and dragons filled my brain. And super exciting quests! Obviously. Not to mention, I loved reading fairy tales and playing […]