This blog will provide you with a glimpse at the way I see life.  More or less it will be my travel blog. 

For starters, my name’s Rachel.  I’m a 23 year old, college grad, with a job I love conveniently located in my hometown. I have a love for history, travel, and learning new things.  Now that I have finished college and have locked down a career its time to start experiencing new things that I’ve never had time for in the past!  

The first on that list is, you guessed it… travel.  I have always been fascinated with seeing the way others live on an everyday basis.  When I travel, this is what I want to experience.  I don’t want to get stuck going to the tourist traps, I want an adventure that a local could suggest… a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that will put others to shame, a location filled with local heritage, etc.  Hopefully this blog will help to inspire someone to try something new with his/her life.

It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times…



Ireland Planning Has Begun…

After some thought, I’ve decided to make my dream of Ireland a reality.

Rough planning puts this trip in the timeframe of late May to take advantage of the Memorial Day holiday to minimize my vacation usage.  Potential sights include: Dublin, Galway (definite stop, ancestral homeland), Ennis (Fleadh Nua Music Festival!), Cliffs of Moher, etc.  More details to come as I iron out the details.

Back to my research…

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Lonely Planet Ireland

Rick Steves’ Ireland 2014