Cork City Chronicles: Becoming Resilient

Worn out soles from adventure around Ireland. An international job at a national university. A new apartment with all my belongings—except my boyfriend.

That’s what the past 3 months in Cork, Ireland has given me.

It’s taken me longer than it should have to write this. And if I’m being honest, I often feel pressured to validate my decision of living abroad by sensationalizing my experience. The truth is living abroad is not all adventure; it can be mundane, frustrating, and extremely lonely. But as I’ve (literally) stood alone in the downpour rain, I have become more resilient. Read more

An Eco Guide to The Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands

The longer I’ve lived on the Emerald Isle, the more I’ve become fascinated with its incredible landscape. Perhaps what’s most impressive is how hard Ireland works to preserve it.

During my visit to the West Coast of Ireland, I set out with Wild Atlantic Day Tours to see two of Ireland’s most majestic natural attractions: The Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. From the spotless beaches of Inis Oirr, to the thriving Wildlife of the Cliffs, these sites are a must-see for eco-travelers and nature lovers.

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6 Things You Must Do in Shoreditch, London

If you’re looking for some badass street-art, funky shopping markets, and mouth-watering street food, look no further than Shoreditch, London.

Unlike her uppity older sister, Chelsea, Shoreditch is the hipster younger sibling. She listens to Alt-J and The Who on Vinyl, and sips matcha green tea while working on a freelance creative project. Without a doubt, she’s the hippest neighborhood of the London family.

Here are the 6 things you must do while visiting: Read more

The Ethical and Eco-Friendly Period Products You Need to Know About

Women’s healthcare is crucial no matter where you in the world. PERIOD.

But have you given a second thought about the harmful ingredients lurking in your own feminine hygiene products? Or what about the unfortunate fact that millions of women don’t even have access to period products at all?

Well ladies, I’d like to introduce you to my new best friend with a solution to both of these problems. She’s the talk of the town, in Women’s Health, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan. Yep, ThisisL is the ethical and eco-friendly feminine hygiene product line that’s changing the game for women across the globe. Read more

Chelsea and Notting Hill: Exploring London’s Most Colorful Neighborhoods

To those who says “London is gloomy and colorless”, you’re not looking hard enough. Follow the pastel pathways draped with wisteria and you’ll find yourself in London’s most colorful neighborhoods: Notting Hill and Chelsea.
These west-side neighborhoods are the best places to see London’s colorful side, especially with spring in bloom.
Here’s all the must-see hotspots for in-the-know travelers:

(including a sharable Google Map) Read more