The Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland.

It was a "typical" Irish morning -- cold, wet, raw. We woke, for the first time during our stay in the country, to slate grey skies. The clouds were a steady sort of gloom, not the sudden onslaught of the storms I've braved in Colorado or California, but gentler, smooth and thick above our heads. … Continue reading The Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland.

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5 important life lessons travel teaches you.

I can't count how many times I've preached the benefits of travel -- my catchphrase might as well be "travel is the greatest gift you can give yourself" -- and I believe that to be 100% true. I've been blessed enough to have had the opportunity to see a lot of this world in my … Continue reading 5 important life lessons travel teaches you.

5 reasons you should stay in hostels instead of hotels.

We've all heard the hostel horrors -- smelly rooms, smelly roommates, cold showers, personal belongings inexplicably going missing -- but I challenge you to abandon those pre-conceived notions and hear me out. Your bank account will thank you later.   1. They are incredibly cost-effective. Now, this is the most obvious portion of this list, … Continue reading 5 reasons you should stay in hostels instead of hotels.