Cheers to a New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm not always great at expressing myself - and that's my fault. I hate those sappy end of the year reflections, but here I go anyways exposing a bit of myself to the world. Reflecting back on this past year, so many wonderful opportunities have surfaced in life. I'm lucky, and … Continue reading Cheers to a New Year!

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24 Hours in Copenhagen

On a whim last week, I booked an inexpensive flight to Copenhagen from Edinburgh for 1 day. So much has happened over the past week (my 24th birthday, the death of my grandfather, American Thanksgiving, and handed in 1 postgraduate final paper), that I wasn't sure if I could handle it, but to be honest … Continue reading 24 Hours in Copenhagen

Rebels Camping: A Sicilian Night Under the Stars

Recently a friend asked me if I liked camping. After a lengthy, dead-panned stare I uttered ‘no,’ however I reflected on my answer because something seemed to be bothering me. I realized as a child I detested camping (what was that noise, a thought that would reverberate through my mind in the middle of the … Continue reading Rebels Camping: A Sicilian Night Under the Stars

Ross Castle in Killarney National Park

I spent two days in Killarney (albeit, one day dedicated to the Ring of Kerry, see post here). I made a point of going to see the National Park, and more specifically Ross Castle. The river walk is pleasant too. On the way there, I saw these aching rain clouds quickly racing across the mountains. … Continue reading Ross Castle in Killarney National Park

Around the Ring of Kerry We Go!

While in southwest Ireland, I visited the Ring of Kerry, otherwise called the Iveragh Peninsula. The landscape boasts the views of the coastline and mountainous terrain. Before the tour I worried over the rain, however I had (the Irish) luck on my side. The rain clouds cleared by the afternoon time.  Our route traveled from … Continue reading Around the Ring of Kerry We Go!

A Field Trip to Archaeological Conflict Sites

As I’m planning to focus my dissertation on (cue the drum roll, please) HERITAGE my academic advisers in the International Relations program are allowing me to focus 3 of my 6 courses on art and material culture/heritage/archaeology. I'm currently taking a Battlefield Archaeological course on Art and War, and was invited me to come on … Continue reading A Field Trip to Archaeological Conflict Sites

Oban and Isle of Seil

The harbor area of Oban is refreshing and quaint. Be sure to grab a take-away latte or fish and chips to bring to the port, and enjoy the mirror images of the boats reflect across harbor. We visited McCaig’s Tower to see a panoramic view of the port and city. In the picture above, you … Continue reading Oban and Isle of Seil