Galway’s Got Game

Today I have my first experience on Irish buses. It’s the final day of the Galway Arts Festival and, as it’s just over an hour by bus, I’m ready to hit the road.… Continue reading

Having Fun Storming the Castle

I wake today refreshed and ready to explore Limerick. I stop at a café and order a coffee and a traditional Irish breakfast, which consists of a sunny-side up egg, sausage link, bacon,… Continue reading

Guinness is Good for You

This tastes like no Guinness I’ve ever tried. Where have they been hiding this stuff? Pat tells me that Guinness doesn’t travel well which is why it’s so much better here. I think I’m in love.

On a Wing and a Prayer

Top of the morning to ya Virtual Travel Buddies! I trust you slept well dreaming of leprechauns and Guinness (apparently your leprechauns are drunk). With thirty-six hours at home between a personal trip… Continue reading

The First Ever Drop Me Anywhere Travel Limerick Contest

You voted and I’m going. I leave for Ireland on July 23 or, as they say over there, 23 July (see, I’ve been learning the language). I’ll fly into Shannon, which is in… Continue reading

The Land of Leprechauns

It’s that day again, or shall I say night. Yes, it’s the night I drink a glass of fine, single malt scotch whiskey. “What?” you say, “I thought that was pretty much every… Continue reading

What’s New?

Well, hello there Virtual Travel Buddies. Just because I’m not currently traveling doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about you. Yes, I’m back in the lovely Phoenix summer frying my eggs on the sidewalk… Continue reading

The Good, The Bad and The Thank-You’s

It’s my final day in the Beaver State (yes, that’s their real nickname) and I head out to explore downtown St. John’s which is a neighborhood of Portland. Portland has many “neighborhoods,” you… Continue reading

The Pied Piper of Portland

  Have you read “Beer and Bikes?” You might want to read that first. I wake early, ready for a big day. I’m heading into downtown Portland to explore some of the more… Continue reading

Beer and Bikes in Portland

Have you read “Pilgrimage to Portlandia?” It would be good to know how I got here. I wake up in the lovely Red Roost Guest House ready to explore Portland. It’s Memorial Day… Continue reading