It’s a small world

This is one of my favorite quotes because it’s such a unique perspective of our lives in relation to the planet we live, and what a tiny world it is. However, it’s the only world we’ll ever really know.

humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars

~Source: “youphoric” via Tumblr

It's a small world

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Amazing quote of the day

“Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an ‘artist’, i.e., somebody whose adult job was original and creative instead of tedious and dronelike.”
— David Foster Wallace; The Pale King

My future will be one full of traveling, adventure, books, art, tasting delicious food, exploring the wilderness, climbing mountains, and lots of writing, reading, and loving. If that makes me a “nerdy, disaffected young person”, then so be it. 🙂

Don’t Dream. PLAN.

With my study abroad adventures approaching this summer, I often get mistaken for a dreamer. I don’t know if it’s the fear my family has of me leaving the U.S. for Ireland, or the magnitude of the venture itself, but I find people making out my travel plans as if they’re a far off fantasy. Perhaps the fault is my own. When I speak of traveling, I tend to make it sound like a passive possibility.

DON’T.

If you don’t make traveling sound like a plan, it never will be.

Instead of saying, “If I go here,” say, “When I go here.”

If you set your heart on something and PLAN, nobody in their right mind will treat your goals as dreams.

BE ACTIVE AND ASSERTIVE.

Now go travel, little wanderer.

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Travel items that I would sacrifice wifi to acquire

I tend to be more of an artsy type when it comes to my taste in apparel and jewelry (not calling myself a hipster, calm down). This being said, I love everything handmade and vintage, which makes Etsy.com one of my absolute favorite sites.

I’m not going to lie, I generally do more looking than shopping. However, if you want to break out of the mall crowd I highly recommend scrolling on the site every now and then to see what people from all over have to offer. It’s like traveling from the comfort of your own home!

Anyways… Here’s some items that I’m obsessing over (and will hopefully receive as birthday gifts).

I have them listed from least to greatest in terms of price, but I think you’ll find that they each have their own charm for a traveler. They also would make amazing gifts for a traveler (trust me, I know. It’s science).

These can all be found on https://www.etsy.com/?ref=lgo

I listed the brand, item, then price. 🙂True Charm wanderlust braceletTrue Charm Wanderlust Bracelet, $7

bohemian beanie Malasa $20Malasa Bohemian beanie, $20

rootsandflowers herbal coconut hair and skin oil $20

rootsandflowers herbal coconut hair and skin oil, $20 

ValleyGirlDesigns gypsy flower aviators

ValleyGirlDesigns gypsy flower aviators, $27

TheCityGirls Custom Handbag $33.99TheCityGirls Custom Handbag, $33.99

vintage polaroid camera theoldrooster $34

theoldrooster vintage polaroid camera, $34

PictureInADream Chalkboard Ceramic Travel Mug $45PictureInADream Chalkboard Ceramic Travel Mug, $45

BAGCollection black leather backpack $75.70BAGCollection black leather backpack, $75.70

ibleedheART custom painted TOMS $110

ibleedheART custom painted TOMS, $110

Counties of Ireland

Here’s a beautiful collage I found of the many counties of Ireland made by one talented Tumblr blogger. I’m so excited to explore as much of Ireland as I can this summer with my study abroad program. I’ll be residing at Galway, but hopefully I’ll be able to explore other sites as well!

Source-“harryslouberry” via Tumblr

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

I’m ashamed to say that I took this photo. Definitely not the coolest.

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At around 185 feet, this massive architectural feat does, in fact, lean. Apparently, the structure is actually made in a banana shape in order to compensate for its tilt to one side. The builders didn’t anticipate the ground underneath to be quite so soft. I’d love to see this amazing building again and hopefully take a better picture!

I feel like I missed out on the opportunity to take a photo like one of the hilarious examples I’ve seen. Here’s a few:

I could have been one of them 😦

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That definitely wouldn’t be me!fun2

What is even happening here?fun3

At last! A classic photo that I could have taken (and will forever be sad I didn’t).fun4