48 Hours in Dublin, Ireland

When it comes to travel, I think nothing of jumping on the first flight of the day, visiting a country, seeing some of the sights, have dinner somewhere, stay the night and then take the last flight back home on the following day.  Sometimes when you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s “48 Hours in…” guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 2 Days in Dublin, Ireland.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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Made in Iowa: Betty Jane Homemade Candies

In the midst of ‘Chain America’ exists local businesses that are amazing at what they do.  Today I’m shining a spotlight on Betty Jane Candies born and bred right here in Dubuque, Iowa!  Betty Jane Candies was first established back in 1938.  They have 3 store locations in Iowa, 2 in Dubuque and one in Marion, with the Asbury Road (Dubuque) store doubling up as a mini Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory where all of their yummy treats are made!

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The Expat Tag

Now I’m living in America, I read a lot of expat blogs!  I find it really interesting reading other people’s experiences and it’s great connecting with other people that are going through a similar thing to what I am (it really is a very weird feeling being an expat!).  I was recently tagged in a post by Sandra at Going American, a fellow European now living in Boston, USA and thought it’d be fun to answer her questions about my expat life experience!

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48 Hours in Krakow, Poland

When it comes to travel, I think nothing of jumping on the first flight of the day, visiting a country, seeing some of the sights, have dinner somewhere, stay the night and then take the last flight back home on the following day.  Sometimes when you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s “48 Hours in…” guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 2 Days in Krakow, Poland.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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48 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

When it comes to travel, I think nothing of jumping on the first flight of the day, visiting a country, seeing some of the sights, have dinner somewhere, stay the night and then take the last flight back home on the following day.  Sometimes when you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s “48 Hours in…” guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 2 Days in Prague, Czech Republic.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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Expat Update: February 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of February already!  There’s only 3 more months left of school (work) and then I have 3 months off!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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Dubuque on Ice Brewfest 2017

On the 3rd Saturday of February, The Mystique Casino and Resort hosts the Dubuque on Ice Brewfest.  This year there were around 66 vendors, from various, mainly Midwestern, breweries and distilleries, all offering multiple drinks to be sampled!  On entrance everyone was given a Brewfest pint glass, a drawstring backpack, a guide book and a cloth wristband and then let loose on the Mystique Ice Rink (covered of course!! Could you imagine mixing an ice floor and alcohol?!?! Although that could possibly be hilarious…) for 3 hours, 4 for those that purchased VIP tickets!

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Life in the States as an Immigrant

I hold my hands up, I’m an immigrant.  I’m living in America on an immigrant visa.  I know especially in the blogging community, the word ‘Expat’ is thrown around a lot and I admit this is what I tend to refer to myself as, but in fact, I am an immigrant.  But can you really blame me for not really using this term at the moment?  Just look at the news, it has so much bad press and I debated as to whether or not I should pipe up and say my view.  But as an immigrant, and especially one that blogs about the visa process, I thought surely I should show what it’s like through my eyes?

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