5 Fun Things to do in Philadelphia

Independence Hall

Explore Philadelphia the city with so much history! The place where our founding fathers made some of the biggest decisions. The city where the Declaration of Independence and the Consitution were signed. Philly is a great place to visit for the day or even stay for a few. You’ll find no other city with so much American history packed into its city center. Take a look at some of my favorite things to do while visiting Philly! Read more

Blar Culloden a Jacobites Poem of Loss

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Background: The Jacobite’s fought against the British to restore the Scottish Stuart monarch to the throne. Outnumbered 9000 to 6000 the British brutally wiped out 2000 Scots ultimately leading to the end of the Jacobite army resistance and the victory for the Hanover King George II. The poem flashes through time as the soldier remembers life in his last moments.

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Creative DIY Scotland Souvenirs

Magasin_de_pains_d'épices-StrasbourgDIY (do it yourself) projects are a fun and easy way to bring your friends a souvenir without breaking the bank. Most places you visit will sell you a magnet three times more expensive than necessary. Today I want to show you how to make cute and budget-friendly souvenirs! This past week, I had the opportunity to travel to Scotland for a few days and came up with some cute Scottish souvenir ideas. Read more

Pressed Penny Souvenirs You’ll Love

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We all know the deal with souvenirs right? Vendors sell you cheap “I Love” tees and we foolishly buy them in hopes of keeping memories alive. Other times, we have the “bring me something back” request that gets old fast. Growing bored with the typical souvenirs, I decided to add some unique items to my collection. I started by collecting pressed pennies and attraction coins anywhere I traveled. The price and size of the souvenir made it the ideal candidate. Read more

Must Try Food in Ireland

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Guinness Beef Stew
Making the top of my Irish food list is this stew with a twist. Grass-fed beef, slow cooked with carrots, onion, and potatoes in a beef broth and Guinness beer. Yum! I tried this dish during my stay in Galway and knew immediately it would make my list. Sink your teeth into the tender meat and enjoy every delicious bite. If you’re staying in Galway, Ireland be sure to visit Sonny Malloys and grab yourself a hot bowl of Guinness stew.

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History of the Paris Catacombs

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If history has taught us anything, it’s that sickness and war are inevitable. Europe, in particular, is a place with a long history of battles, illness, and high death tolls. In my last post, I mentioned King Louis XIV had constantly raged war and accumulated debt for France. What happens when war, famine, and illness strike a city? Death and overpopulated graves. Explore the history of what lies below the Parisian streets for a bone-chilling experience.

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