standard Point to Point Weekly: A Bridal Brunch and a Domestic Trip


The next few weeks are going to consist of some good ol’USA time. After flying back from Ireland, I was able to spend some time at home with my parents and catching up with friends. Two of my good friends from high school are getting married this summer (they’ve been dating for quite a few years […]

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USA Bucket list destinationas (1)

I love to travel internationally, and sometimes I’m so focused on that that I forget about all of the things in the USA that I want to see, too. In the second half of this year I have a couple of domestic trips that I’m pretty excited about, and the first half of next year I’m […]

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The digital age is upon us, and with that comes even more uses for your smart phone. Don’t have Global Entry yet, and tired of waiting in line at customs? Here’s a solution that has recently expanded to its forth airport. If you’re arriving into Chicago’s O’Hare airport (ORD) you can now submit your arrival information […]

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Glendalough, Ireland

Well, it was another pretty big travel week. (It seems like I’ve been saying that a lot lately… that’s a good thing!) I spent the beginning 0f the week on the second half of my Ireland trip. We spent two nights in Cork, one in Glendalough, and one at the Dublin airport the night before departure. […]

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Rock climbing in Ireland

May 3 – 9 Well, this week has been full of driving around the Irish Coast and Countryside. We left Dublin at the beginning of the week, and so far have spent two nights in Belfast, two nights in Sligo, and two nights in Galway… basically making our way counter-clockwise around the country. Overall, we have driven […]

standard Point to Point Weekly: Home and Off to Ireland!


April 26 – May 2 I spent the first back of the week back in Ann Arbor and home visiting my parents. It was nice to be home as I feel I’ve been on the road more on than off this year. Well, being home wasn’t long lived since I was headed to Chicago on Thursday […]

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I was traveling in Russia recently, and took a side trip from the big cities to Veliky Novgorod, a couple hours south of St. Petersburg. There wasn’t a big backpacker presence there, and therefore only one hostel, that happened to be booked solid. Luckily, there was a pretty great points hotel option: the Park Inn by […]

standard Point to Point Weekly: More Russia, Mosaics, and Delayed Flights

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - St Petersburg, Russia

April 19 – 25 I began my trip to Russia last week, but I’ve been trying to plan some longer (week+) trips, and Russia ended up being a 10-day trip. This week I spent the majority of my time in St. Petersburg. I was able to see and do a lot in the ~3 days I […]