Author Archives: Emily DeMaio

“We Travel Not to Escape Life, but For Life Not to Escape Us”

I have now been away from home for 123 days. I have walked/ran 994 miles (according to my Fitbit…though, accuracy may very!) I have visited 23 cities (Dublin, Kilkenny, Sligo, Belfast, Cork, Howth, Athlone, Wicklow, Meath, Leeds, Edinburgh, London, Paris, … Continue reading

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In the Name of Love

On September 14th, I sat at my computer nervously eying the clock as my blood pressure steadily increased. I was awaiting the exact moment for tickets to U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 at 3 Arena in Dublin to go … Continue reading

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You’re Never to Old to Play in the Mud

The best way to experience another culture, is to jump right in! This is what I did this past weekend, mud and all! I awoke on Saturday morning to 20 mile per hour winds and pouring down rain. As any … Continue reading

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“To be surrounded by peers is one thing. To have companionship is another.”

Arriving at UCD for study abroad, I was quite torn. Part of me wanted to jump in and get involved in campus life, joining clubs and going to events. However, the other half of me had reservations. Did I want … Continue reading

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How(th) to Have a Fantastic Irish Day

“It’s not about the number of breaths you take, but about the number of moments that take your breath away.” –Hitch I’d certainly say that I had quite a few of those moments on Thursday, October 8th, day #43 in … Continue reading

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Running to New Horizons

Dublin County is comprised of 921 km2 (355.6 miles2 for those of us that are still adjusting to the metric system!) with 23 postal zones and countless roads. (I attempted to research just how many streets are in the county but … Continue reading

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The Road Leading Up to My Departure for the Emerald Isle

Scrubs. Check. Stethoscope. Check. Umbrella. Check. Favorite poster. Check. Toothbrush. Check. Teddy bear. Check. There sure are a lot of miscellaneous items that I am stuffing into my suitcase as I prepare for my new journey to Dublin, Ireland. However, … Continue reading

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