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#tbt Summer 2012 when I went canyoning in #Interlaken #Switzerland 😁 (at travelmorgantravel.com)
Sep 18, 2014

#tbt Summer 2012 when I went canyoning in #Interlaken #Switzerland 😁 (at travelmorgantravel.com)

Sep 18, 2014

On the Words of Forrest Gump: $#!@ Happens

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“…Whoa! Man! Just ran through a big pile of dog shit!!” “It happens.” “What? Shit?” “Sometimes.”

There ya have it. Shit happens.

Shit happens to everyone at any point in the date and to various levels of shitty.

(Ok Ma, I’ll stop saying it now.)

But really though! We all go through crappy situations, and sometimes, those situations cause us to run. In my life, I’ve been through some pretty rough…

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Just one of the great sunsets I’ve seen on this #RoadTrip. Fallen in love with #Ireland all over again. 🌅❤️🍀 (at Malin Head)
Sep 17, 2014 / 1 note

Just one of the great sunsets I’ve seen on this #RoadTrip. Fallen in love with #Ireland all over again. 🌅❤️🍀 (at Malin Head)

Sep 17, 2014

People are always asking me, “Which place has been your favorite?” But I have no way to answer that!! Every place is my favorite for different reasons. Of course, I do have places that I want to go to again (and again and again)! That’s usually the list I try to give people.

Mrs Ayla’s Adventures nominated me to tell y’all about the top five places I would love to visit again. This is a competition run by Booked.net trying to figure out where the Top Destinations to Visit Again are!!

So to answer everyone’s questions from back home and to give the rest of y’all a bit of insight into my travel tastes, these are the top five places I would love to visit again.

1. Tromsø, Norway

I visited Tromsø in February and fell head over heals in love. I’m not entirely sure if it was being shown around by a local girl named Oda, going to a reindeer race, being pulled in a sledge by huskies, skiing for the first time, or the constant sunset sky, but I fell in love.

Tromsø is a place where you can go in the winter and search for the Northern Lights. It is also a place you can go to in the summer and run a marathon in the middle of the night with the midnight sun! Tromsø is full of a rich history and Sami culture.

If Norway is a place you want to visit, then Tromsø has to be on the list. I want to go back to Norway simply to revisit my little love in the Arctic Circle.

2. London, England

The first time I was in London, I was 13 and on an EF Tour. I had a blast and it was that trip that inspired me to study English history in college.

The most recent trip to London was this summer when my family came to visit. We hopped a flight from Dublin over to England and spent three days in old London Town. It was a wonderful visit spent with family and fits of giggles, but I still haven’t done London solo or with friends.

I want to go back to London and really dive in into the town. I want to spend time looking at the historical places that mean so much to me.

London is a great town to travel on a tour group or with family, but I do want to see it solo or with a small group of friends. Anyone free?! ;)

3. Scotland

Summer 2012 was the time I spent studying abroad in Stirling, Scotland. Nothing can describe the attachment one creates with a place when they study abroad there.

I love all things Scotland and am belly aching to get back there.

Have you seen the Highlands and the Isle of Skye? What about the Highland Games?! Men in kilts!!! You can’t go wrong there. Or the Royal Mile leading to Edinburgh Castle? Or have you hiked the steps to the top of the Wallace Monument to get a beautiful view of Stirling? If you haven’t, then you must!

Those are just some of the things I was able to do in my two months in Scotland, but there is so much more that needs to be done! Plus!!! If the vote goes YES tomorrow, I’ll have a whole new reason to go to Scotland won’t I?

4. Interlaken, Switzerland

This is the place I overcame my fear of heights (momentarily) and jumped off a +20ft cliff.

Interlaken is an adventure town.

If you want to go bungy jumping, you can jump out of a cable car into the Alps. If you want to go paragliding, you can go paragliding! If you want to go canyoning like I did, you can go canyoning. It’s the perfect place to overcome all types of fears.

The Swiss Alps loom in the distance with their white caps, and it is only a train ride away to the top. Along the way to the Schilthorn, you’ll pass several adorable villages. If I ever go missing, look for me in Mürren.

I personally have so many adventure goals that I want to achieve, and Interlaken is just the place for that.

5. Redwood Forest, California, USA

My family and I road tripped from Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California in 2013, and along the way, we drove through the Redwood Forrest. If you like big green trees, there is no better place on earth to be. Literally. No better place.

The trees were so big and round and tall!!! Wandering around the forest I felt like an ant in a human’s world. There was a truly magical feeling in those trees. One tree was so hollowed out and big enough in the middle that my family and I all got inside it!

I haven’t felt so connected to nature since that trip. Sometimes, we just need to excuse ourselves from big city living and spend some time in the trees. That’s why I want to go back to the Redwood Forrest.

 Now I wanna know where YOUR top 5 places to revisit are!!

I nominate Life to My Fullest, The Great Escape, Jocie With a Side of Swede, Go Forth, Explorer, and Ryan’s Adventures!! Get to writing yall!

:) MC

5 Places I Long to Visit Again #travel People are always asking me, “Which place has been your favorite?” But I have no way to answer that!!
Dear Future Husband, I found our home. With Love, MC. #DreamHome #Castle #Ireland #Roadtrip  (at Kylemore Abbey)
Sep 17, 2014 / 6 notes

Dear Future Husband, I found our home. With Love, MC. #DreamHome #Castle #Ireland #Roadtrip (at Kylemore Abbey)

I’ll never get tired of colorful Irish villages ❤️🍀 (at travelmorgantravel.com)
Sep 16, 2014 / 1 note

I’ll never get tired of colorful Irish villages ❤️🍀 (at travelmorgantravel.com)

Sep 16, 2014 / 1 note

Sliabh Liag: an Irish Hidden Gem

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Driving the northern route of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland gave me one of the best surprises. My friend, Ryan, and I drove along watching for road signs pointing out interesting viewpoints or scenic routes along the western coast of Ireland. He and I stopped what seemed like every five minutes to take this picture or shoo that sheep. Towards the end of the day, he and I passed a sign that…

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Got my name written in a #Guinness in Ireland’s most northernly pub!! #Ireland #RoadTrip (at Malin Head, Donegal)
Sep 16, 2014

Got my name written in a #Guinness in Ireland’s most northernly pub!! #Ireland #RoadTrip (at Malin Head, Donegal)

Europe’s highest sea cliffs. 🗻☀️🌊🍦 #roadtrip #Ireland (at Sliabh Liag)
Sep 15, 2014

Europe’s highest sea cliffs. 🗻☀️🌊🍦 #roadtrip #Ireland (at Sliabh Liag)

Sep 15, 2014 / 2 notes

Thoughts You Have in a Year Abroad

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Pre Year Abroad: On the outside I’m all like, “Oh you know. Just gonna go travel and work for a year.” On the inside I’m all like, “What the hell have I gotten myself into?” gif Weeks 1-2: Oh my God!!!!!!!! This is the BEST PLACE EVERRRRRRRRRR!!!! gif Weeks 3-4: Hey new bestie, let’s go out and get drunk tonight! Check out the local scenery if you know what I mean. gif Weeks 5-6: Shit, I really need to…

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Sep 14, 2014

On Being Sick While Traveling

Here I am wearing my sweater wrapped up in bed sick as a dog before 7.00pm :(

There is nothing worse than waking up the morning of a new adventure only to feel like death. I wish I could say this didn’t happen to me often, but it does. On more than ten occasions, I’ve woken up wishing for death while traveling. Maybe it’s because my body freaks out or gets too excited or the new climates are too much to handle, but I get sick while on the road all the time.

What to do in…

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Footprints in the sand 👣🌊 (at Tullan Strand)
Sep 14, 2014

Footprints in the sand 👣🌊 (at Tullan Strand)

Catching a few waves in Donegal. 🏄✌️🍀☀️ (at Tullan Strand)
Sep 13, 2014 / 1 note

Catching a few waves in Donegal. 🏄✌️🍀☀️ (at Tullan Strand)

Finished my last day of work in Ireland. I cannot believe I have just over two weeks left in this amazing country. 😭🍀❤️
Sep 12, 2014 / 1 note

Finished my last day of work in Ireland. I cannot believe I have just over two weeks left in this amazing country. 😭🍀❤️

Sep 12, 2014 / 1 note

Packing for an Irish Road Trip

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Tomorrow is the day that Ryan and I take off on a 6-day/5-night road trip around Ireland. We have a kind of plan, and hostle reservations for each night. But seeing as how I am a well traveled person who always plans ahead and is ready for any and every thing possible to go wrong, I save my packing for the night before.

Ha!!

I cannot remember the last trip I went on when I actually packed early…

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