#76 – Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dublin

I crossed something off my Before 30 list this week. #76 Celebrate St Patrick's Day in Dublin. Ireland is a small country with big history. According to Google, Ireland's population is sitting at 4,487,000 and the size of the country is 84,421 km². To give you some perspective, Canada's population is 34,482,779 and the size of the…

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

I'm a contemplater, which means I often get really philosophical about life and simple realizations tend to blow my mind. I turned 24 on Saturday, and leading up to my birthday I was bombarded with feelings of awe and wonderment at life. I had a moment of clarity while thinking about where I was a…

Numb toes, rosy nose and a happy heart in Stockholm

I hate the cold, but visiting Stockholm in the winter time was definitely worth temporarily losing the feeling in my toes. Stockholm is a gorgeous city — everything is clean and the sparkling snow covered buildings seem to be straight out of a Disney movie. The people who live there might as well be part…

Christmas in Ireland

I have now spent Christmas in three different countries — Canada, Australia, and Ireland. An Irish Christmas is comparable to Christmas in Canada in terms of food, traditions, and decorations. The main difference is that in Ireland it's all about Christmas - there's no "Happy Holidays" here. Being a predominantly Catholic country, people don't worry…