I Fed a Panda Bear and It Was the Best Birthday Ever

Giant Panda Wild Encounter

If there’s one thing you take away from this blog, it’s that I love bears. This year for my birthday, I got to feed a panda bear at Zoo Atlanta, and you can imagine the euphoric state I’ve been in ever since!  Continue reading


Traveling 4,000 Miles for College Football

Georgia Tech Football in Ireland

For years I’ve been trying to get my family to go to Ireland, ever since our first trip to London in 2012. I love Ireland, it’s one of my favorite places, but I am not enough to convince my family to take a trip to Ireland. But college football is. Besides being the weirdest reason to tell people you’re going on vacation for (“You’re going to Ireland for American football?”), the trip came with plenty of perks. Continue reading

Bear Bucket List

Zoo Atlanta Pandas

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved bears. I imagine it began with a trip to Gatlinburg when I was knee-high to a grasshopper where, on a family stroll, we came across a bear. My mom, not heeding my dad’s advice to not move and stay calm, scooped up my brother and me and ran for her life. And I was there surely reaching out over her shoulder for the cuddly animal she so bafflingly was running from. That coupled with the fact that I was somehow coercing the daycare to send my favorite teddy bears home with me resulted in a life-long obsession with bears.

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Inside the World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca-Cola

The queue for World of Coca-Cola is not unlike the queues for a ride at Six Flags – it’s long, it’s in the sweltering Georgia heat, they play videos to keep you entertained, and they have multiple check points to make you feel like you’re getting closer to the ride. Even the name is reminiscent of an amusement park – it’s a whole world of Coca-Cola, like a whole world or land of Disney. How is it that a simple museum can make itself seem on the same level as an amusement park?

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4 Things To Do In Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia

Everyone told me that I would love Savannah. When I said that I had never been to the city with the numerous squares, Spanish Moss, and elaborate haunted history, I was met with shocked exclamations and insistences that I would love it, that Savannah was great, that I had to go, that it was my kind of place. They weren’t wrong. Continue reading

5 Things to Love About Galway

River Corrib

Galway was recently voted the World’s Friendliest City by Travel & Leisure readers. Having studied abroad at NUIGalway, I can attest to the warmth with which this city invites you. I love Galway;  after my incredible month in the city, it easily became one of my favorite places in the world. So here just a few of the great things about Galway: Continue reading