Lisbon, Portugal – Travel Guide

Lisbon, Portugal reminded me so so much of San Francisco, California. It made me feel right at home since SF is one of my home cities. The cable cars, the hills, the bridge that is a REPLICA of the Golden Gate, and the bay all made me feel like I had just stepped back home … Continue reading Lisbon, Portugal – Travel Guide

City Guide to Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland is a city full of flowers hanging from windows, pubs with plenty of beer to go around, and is surprisingly rich with artistic and literary history. I spent a little over 24 hours in this charming city and had a fulfilling and relaxing time. I chose to go to Dublin, purely out of … Continue reading City Guide to Dublin, Ireland

Lessons Learned from Solo Travel

I have always dreamed about traveling the globe solo. I don't have a fear of being alone, in fact I enjoy it and sometimes prefer it. I love the freedom of being able to be my own companion, going, doing, seeing, eating, whenever I want without having to worry about someone else's needs. I get … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Solo Travel

Cinque Terre – the most beautiful place on earth

Going to Cinque Terre for the weekend was one of the most magical times of my life. It was the first time I had ever traveled alone in Europe. Cinque Terre is made up of 5 different sea-side villages. The name translates to five lands.  They are, in order, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso … Continue reading Cinque Terre – the most beautiful place on earth

a note on spontaneity – merm swims to scotland

I just bought a ticket to go to Edinburgh, Scotland for the weekend in just two weeks! The concept of flying to Europe for the weekend was unfathomable to me. In California it would be pretty much impossible. It wasn't until I moved to the east coast and had friends who would go to Dublin, … Continue reading a note on spontaneity – merm swims to scotland