Travel Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 21 Lessons from 21 Countries

If there’s one thing every travel blogger loves to talk about on the internet, it’s that solo travel is marvelous and made of puppy tears and will cure your long-standing eczema. In principle, I support solo travel. It’s definitely something I think everyone should try at least once. But personally, it’s not for me. As […]

Why 2012 was the best year ever — and 2013 scares me

Happy New Year everyone! I realize I’m slightly late with my 2012 year-in-review; I took the past week off to celebrate the holidays in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. But you know, better late than never.  I’ve been extraordinarily lucky: since 2008, every year has been exponentially better than the last. When I was 18, […]

I Love My Neighborhood: Galway’s City Centre

Welcome to another edition of “I Love My Neighborhood”, where I ask expats from across the globe to share the joys of local life they’ve found in their corner of the world. If you’re just joining in now, check out the other cities that have been covered so far here. Today’s post is a bit special […]

Photo Essay: The Buskers of Galway

It’s impossible to visit Galway without encountering a single street musician. A photo essay of the buskers I encountered in just one afternoon: including the amateurs, the professionals, and the children.

One Day in…Galway

It may not have the popularity of Dublin or the kissed-by-millions stones of Cork, but if you’re planning on traveling through Ireland, Galway is definitely worth a stop — if even for just one day.

Lessons from an Irish wedding

Takeaways from an Irish wedding — including lessons on hats, mass, and why you should check the sports calendar before setting a wedding date.

The 5 best things I ate in Ireland

While perhaps not as gastronomically renowned as Paris, Ireland has quite the growing culinary scene — and boy did we discover some ridiculously good eats during our six-day trip to Dublin and Galway.

Why I can’t wait to go back to Ireland

This week I make my glorious return to one of my favorite countries: Ireland. Here’s what I’m looking forward to most about this trip.