Book Review: “Leia: Princess of Alderaan”

Even though she’s no longer physically with us, Carrie Fisher is one of my heroes. It’s her portrayal and stewardship for Leia Organa that has kept me in love with the world’s beloved Space Princess since the first time I watched A New Hope as a wee female nerd. There’s nothing I don’t love about Leia. She’s stubborn, witty, brilliant under pressure, and one of my favorite female characters ever written.

Leia: Princess of Alderaan takes everything I love about Leia and expands on it. Read More

The Best and Worst Castles I’ve Visited in Ireland

There are hundreds of castles in Ireland. Not every one is amazing–it’s just not plausible. Some castles are more tourist traps than anything else, while others are so new looking that they don’t hold any of that haunting quality that commands crowds to their iron-wrought doors. Read More

My Favorite Spots in Dublin, Ireland

In June, I will be returning to Dublin, Ireland. It’s a city I’ve been to multiple times now, the first being when I was eight years old, and the last being in December of 2017. This time I won’t be going alone, in fact most of my immediate family will be with me, so I’ve been busy trying to think of things for us to do in/near the city while we’re there. We’ll of course be hitting the normal tourist spots: Guinness, Molly Malone, St. Patrick’s. But, there a few spots I’ll be plotting our path around just because they make me happy:

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How to NOT Make Friends While Traveling

If there’s one thing that I’m truly horrible at, it’s making new friends. During high school, I never noticed my ineptitude because I was forced into friendships through band, and other school activities. My freshman year of college is when I first started to notice how bad at friend-making I truly was.ย It turns out, if you’re bad at something at home, you’re still bad at it when you travel.

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What I Look for in a Travel Destination

There are lots of reasons to travel. As I explained in my post ‘A Nerd’s Guide to Travel’, I tend to think on the nerdier side when it comes to picking a travel destination. But, there’s more to my decision than just if one of my favorite movies was filmed there. The most important factors that lend to my picking a travel destination are:

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