How I Found My Passion

I was a freshman in college when I realized I wanted to travel the world. The summer before I started my first year of college I took a couple of trips. All within the United States. First I went to Florida with my best friend and her father. Then I went to Oregon for my birthday/high school graduation gift from my Aunt. That Oregon trip was and still is one of my favorite trips I’ve ever taken. We spent two weeks traveling down the Oregon coast. That is when I fell in love with the Pacific North West. I had gotten a small taste of exploring and traveling that summer. Sure I had spent plenty of time at Walt Disney World in my youth but I hadn’t traveled much out of Mississippi.

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Saving Money For Travel When You Are A Single Parent

I must admit, I am quite envious of some of the blogs I read. Most of them are single and free people and don’t have the obligation of raising children. Especially not on their own. I see blogs of families who go off on never ending adventures and yeah, I’m a little jealous at times. But, I have to remind myself that things aren’t always what they seem. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. I know for a fact that it takes a TON of work to run a blog or business while on the road. Sure you can work whenever you want, but you still have to work!

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A Weekend Adventure

Here I am, it’s Sunday and I’m busy around the house cooking and cleaning. Just doing my usual Sunday stuff. Yesterday, however, was a different story. The little Ginger and I had a little adventure. I knew we had to go to Hattiesburg to return G’s flute. (If you don’t know what that’s about, check out my post on Bullying.) I wasn’t really sure what we were going to do after that. We originally were going to go for a hike on the Long Leaf Trace. The little Ginger didn’t feel like hiking, so we compromised and hit the zoo.

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The Least Visited Countries In The World Part 1: Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe and Southern/Mediterranean Europe

With 195 countries in the world, there is no shortage of vacation destinations. Most people know about the popular countries such as France and Spain. However, it seems there are some countries that are seriously lacking in tourism. I have taken it upon myself to research the least visited countries in the world to give you some other options when planning your next getaway. To make it easier I will break this post into a series of parts containing the regions of the world as set out in the UNWTO 

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School’s Out For Summer

Hello world! It’s been a little while hasn’t it? I know shame on me for not keeping y’all updated. Life has been BUSY! But, now that school is over, I can devote more time to writing and fun things! The little ginger is happy to be out of school but, she already misses her friends. It is going to be a struggle to keep her occupied this summer but, I’m going to do my best. Today is actually her second day of no school. She’s not too bored yet but I have a feeling I will be hearing those dreaded words, ” I’m Bored” soon. I don’t have any plans set in stone yet so we will see where the wind blows us this summer.

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Light At the End Of the Tunnel

It’s been a while since I’ve wrote. Things haven’t been the best for me. I’m still working at the newspaper, but many things have changed.

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We’re Older Not Dead

I know I usually write about my trips and the things that happen on them. But, today I’m going to write about something different. It’s something that has been bothering me for a long time. So, here it goes!

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An Afternoon in Trim

In a previous post I talked about visiting my ancestor’s church and afterwards we decided to check out the town of Trim. I’m glad we did because I was starving! Before we grabbed a bite to eat though we took a stroll around the outside of Trim Castle.

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Searching For Ancestors

All of my life I have been told I am Irish. Or at least part Irish. Before I knew just how much….or little Irish I am; I went in search of my Irish ancestors. I mean why not I was IN Ireland after all.

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A Mountain, God, and Grandma

I can understand how Saint Patrick found God on this mountain. I can’t really describe exactly how I felt sitting on Slemish. It was one of the most peaceful moments of my life I do believe. I had tears in my eyes as I thought about how much my grandmother would have loved to be there.

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