Galway’s Got Game

Galway Church Ceiling

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. Everybody I’ve talked to tells me that Galway is a great city, festival or not. Then again, you can’t swing a dead […]

Having Fun Storming the Castle

St Mary's Cathedral

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, baked tomato, beans, toast, and black and white pudding. “What is this?” I ask the owner. “It’s not like a sweet American […]

Guinness is Good for You

Guinness Slogan

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

The First Ever Drop Me Anywhere Travel Limerick Contest

Irish Hat

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 the west, as it’s quite a bit less expensive to fly there than to Dublin. As it only takes just over two […]

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 night.” Well, that’s where you’re wrong. Sometimes I have a glass of red wine instead of the scotch. Okay, okay, here and […]