The Good, the Bad and the Thank-you’s – Ireland

Today I get to tell you about what was good (or, dare I say, great), bad (or perhaps terrible) and who deserves thanks for helping to make this trip unforgettable. These are people and places you should make every effort to see if you do a similar trip. I’m also providing you with a list […]

You Don’t Have To Go Home but You Can’t Stay Here

Ireland

Today’s the day I leave beautiful Emerald Isle and I do so with a heavy heart. Yes, I’ve seen some amazing sights – natural, cultural, historical and alcohol (Jameson’s and Guinness are alcohol related but also cultural and historical), and yes I’ve had great food and drink. But what has truly made this trip so […]

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 to LA and my flight to Ireland, I spent the day packing and clearing up some last minute challenges. One challenge would […]

I’ve Got Baggage

Today’s the day! I’m off to Portland. I say Portland as that’s the airport I’m flying into, but let’s keep in mind that you voted to “drop me” in the Willamette River which, in its 187 miles (301 km) travels through many places in Oregon, beginning with Eugene to the south and ending in Portland […]

Farewell Newfoundland

Have you read Finding Religion and Virgins? It’s what happened the day before. On my final day here I head down the hill to spend some quality time exploring the shops of St. John’s. There are some truly quirky places here. Knickknacks, clothing, outdoor outfitters (aah, snow boots that haven’t disintegrated), coffee shops (many) and […]

Oh Canada

Good morning friends. How did you enjoy the 3:00am wake-up call this morning? What? You slept through it? Well, I guess that’s one of the benefits of being a virtual travel buddy. I pushed the snooze three times. The only thing getting me out of bed were dreams of boarding the airplane, climbing into my […]