What do you get when you cross two twenty-five-year-olds $15,000 in debt with a Groupon deal?
A trip to Ireland.
My good friend from high school, Kara, and I have dreamt of going to Ireland ever since our mutual friend Katie spent a semester there in college. We longed for the adventures she had (and the beer she drank) touring the charming towns and breathtaking scenery of the country. She also brought us both Claddagh rings from Dublin, which—to this day—provided a daily longing to visit the country it came from as well as a constant reminder to never stop wanting new experiences.
That longing resurfaced for Kara and I when I saw her on a short trip home earlier this month. We reminisced about our own travels and discussed places we would yet like to go—cue Katie's trip to Ireland. After returning home to Arizona, I received a timely email for a six-night Groupon deal touring Ireland's castles.
We decided to go for it.
Despite being $15,000 in debt and having $700 to my name, I booked a trip to Ireland. But, to me, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being in the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick's Day with one of my closest friends trumps worrying about finances any day of the week.
Ireland, here we come.