As a New Englander, the coffee battles I have engaged in have only gone as deep as Starbucks vs Dunkin Donuts. You have your Dunkin people — the ones that like cheap, quick coffee and don’t see the need for the Starbucks prices — and you have Starbucks people, like myself, who find the coffee […]
It is sad to scroll through the news and see articles about the barriers we are putting up to “outsiders.” One that caught my eye was a recent article about fears facing Irish immigrants. Last year, I visited Ireland myself, and was greeted with the unhampered Irish hospitality that awaits any guest of the Emerald Aisle. Now, […]
Paris is a city talked about with an Instagram filter on it. It is highly romanticized, edited, and photoshopped. If you have never been, you probably picture yourself strolling the Seine with a crepe in hand or taking a selfie with the Eiffel Tower. You picture yourself in galleries in castles or observing the slow-paced life from […]
This is a letter to anyone who hasn’t considered traveling — especially 20-somethings. Or, maybe, you considered it, and then let all of the possible risks turn you away. I wrote this to change your mind. Procrastination is the death of experience. Instead of saying yes or no, we tell ourselves “I’ll get to […]
I feel like Dublin has a reputation for being the necessary evil of Ireland. Everyone tells you about how gorgeous the countryside is and how quaint the villages are. You’ll run across plenty who will tell you that Dublin is dirty, grey, and nothing like the rest of the Emerald Isles. Listen, haters: I know. […]
Street and market food is where it’s at. Borough Market, Brick Lane Market, Camden Lock Market, Berwick Street Market… see them all. Eat them all. 2. Buckingham Palace does not have a moat or crocodiles and is basically impossible to take pictures of. And there are too many people. Put it in your itinerary for […]
I basically starved my way through Europe. It wasn’t some sort of magical foodie filled wonderland for me. Being Celiac in this day and age is pretty challenging when everyone and their brother claims to “not eat gluten,” – making all of us with the actual disease look like hipsters. Traveling was all tuna […]
I love the enormous number of bikes that are used in Europe. I was not a fan of the gyms there, but everyone is super active when it comes to walking/biking for transportation. So maybe they don’t need good gyms then? Is commuting on a bike enough to counteract their diet of baguettes, chips, falafel, and […]
You know whats relatively easy now? Working out. You know whats hard? Moving. Moving is the worstest. I don’t even know where to begin packing. I have a pile of things on the floor that need to go in a box but I’m too overwhelmed to go find one. I can backpack through a continent, […]
I have a pretty good balance with feeling like I “have” to workout. I’m ok with rest days, and I know that our bodies need rest to grow. That being said, working out is how I start my day. It’s my me-time. It’s the way that I’ve woken up, de-stressed, and gotten focused every morning for […]
Hi, I'm Moriah. With an O.
Curious Cat. Impulsive Adventurer. Dog Person. Coffee Addict. This is the un-scripted tale of my quest to make the most of my 20s, and I really want you to play a part. Do you like passport stamps, sushi, motivational quotes, vinyl records, tiny details, sarcastic humor, and that satisfying feeling of I-did-something-with-my-life-today? Were gonna go to amazing places together. (And no, you don't have to be 20!)
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