Category Archives: Travel

Travel theme: Edge

I didn’t get enough sleep last night and am a little on edge, so I’m funneling my edginess into this week’s travel theme. Here are a few edgy moments I’ve encountered along the way. The edge of Croton Dam where the … Continue reading

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21 Great Day Trips from Seattle

When I wrote my guide of free things to do in Seattle’s Pike Place Market earlier this year, I got a couple of requests to write an article about day trips from Seattle, including destinations within reach of public transport. The first ten trips I’ve … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Orange

Summer seems to have fizzled out like a damp squid where I am, and to make matters worse, some of the stores have started carrying Christmas stock. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of yuletide cheer as much … Continue reading

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Travel theme – Horizons

Seeing as I just left you in Kilmore Quay, gazing at the horizon, I thought that might be an interesting theme for this week because horizons are fun to play with. Putting the horizon high up in the frame of your photograph … Continue reading

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Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay on the south coast of Ireland is everything you might imagine a fishing village to be. It is the kind of place where nautical themes abound… …where brilliant blues cosy up beside sparkling whites… …a place where dogs take themselves for … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Endearing

Bernini’s stumpy little elephant won its way into my heart not for its beauty but because it was so irresistibly endearing. I am a sucker for things that make your heart skip a beat and fill you with good will. Here … Continue reading

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Bernini’s Little Elephant

You don’t have to look far to find Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s legacy in Rome. Evidence of his genius is everywhere, from the fountain at the base of the Spanish Steps to the sculptures in the Chigi chapel and the Ponte Sant’Angelo. … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Simplify

The first week of August is Simplify Your Life week, and it’s always good to be reminded that life doesn’t have to be so complicated. With a nod to the week that’s in it, I just got through re-reading Henry David Thoreau’s … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Meeting Places

My recent post about the history of Guinness got me thinking about places where we meet. In England and Ireland pub culture is strong so it comes as no surprise that pubs are one of the most commonly suggested places to … Continue reading

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The birthplace of Guinness

The Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate in the heart of Dublin is a traditional stop on the well-worn tourist path. Here, for a price, you can take a self-guided tour with a pint waiting for you at the end and plenty … Continue reading

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