My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

How Did I End Up Here?

Have you ever woken up one day and wondered “How on earth did I get here?” Has your life ever taken a ton of turns and you all of a sudden realized you’re not where you wanted to be? Welcome to my life. I had a plan. I knew what I wanted and all of […]

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Saying Goodbye

Yesterday was the first time I’ve had to leave a place and move on to my next destination. When I decided to do the solo traveler thing I had no idea it would be so easy to meet people. One minute your strangers and the next minute you’re friends. We all have at least one […]

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One Adventure Ends & Another Begins

The past three days have been f’ing stressful. That’s the only way I know how to start this. Leaving Korea has been ten times more stressful than when I arrived. On Tuesday I moved out of my apartment. Even though I had gone home in January and taken home more than 120 pounds worth of […]

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Home and Back

As I write this I’m currently flying over the Pacific Ocean. I’m tired, headachy and unable to get a wink of shut eye. My mind is racing a million miles a minute; thinking nonstop about things I didn’t get to do at home, things I left at home, and everything in between – and it’s […]

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Booking Travel and Freaking Out

Let me start off with this, I came to Korea to travel.  Of course I wanted to experience living in Asia, but I also knew that I’d walk away with a huge chunk of change with which I could afford to fund a long trip around Southeast Asia; a three and a half month trip […]

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Finding Meaning & Finding Yourself

This year, Yom Kippur couldn’t have come at a better time. I have been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. I have spending a lot of time trying to figure out things in my life; where I have wronged others, where I have wronged myself and how to make things right. Am I where I […]

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Losing A Legend

Although I’m in China, today was a sad day for me. I got a message from my sister asking me to call home. She said she had a bit of bad news. I couldn’t imagine what it could be. She told me our close family friend Patrick McComick has passed away. His wife went out […]

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Becoming an Irish Citizen (!!!)

Some of you know and some of you don’t that for the past 10 months I have been going through the process of obtaining dual Irish citizenship. For years, my father has been pushing – strike that, nagging – my siblings and myself to follow out the process of claiming our entitled Irish dual citizenship. […]

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A Quarterlife Crisis?

Yesterday I read an article that a friend recommended to me.  It started out like this… Welcome to Your Quarterlife Crisis You can’t make any decisions because you don’t know what you want. And you don’t know what you want because you don’t know who you are. And you don’t know who you are because you’re […]

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New page! New pictures!

I added a new page to my site today!  If you look at the top right you will now see a “Food, Food & More Food!” tab.  Under this section you will find pictures of just that … food!  I’m a big fan of trying new foods, and of course, taking pictures of them!  Whether […]

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