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Travel theme: Misty

It is the middle of the night as I write this and a thick fog has descended outside, muffling sounds, dimming streetlights to a whisper and smudging the surrounding countryside into dark, indecipherable daubs of smoke. This is my favourite kind of weather, … Continue reading

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Congregation of Wits

Rome is filled to bursting with spectacular statues in pristine condition but the one that really won a place in my heart is worn and eroded and in such poor condition you can barely make it out. What it lacks … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick and Saint Toothless

Just south of County Dublin in Ireland lies County Wicklow, often referred to as the Garden of Ireland because of its stunning landscape and coastline. In keeping with the natural beauty of the area, the name Wicklow is thought to … Continue reading

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The Endangered Pergola of Pioneer Square

I’ve spent a fair bit of time exploring oddities in the Ballard, Fremont and Georgetown neighbourhoods of Seattle, but apart from the neon library and the Gum Wall, I haven’t shown you much of downtown Seattle yet. So here is … Continue reading

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The Ancient Festival of Following the Wren

The day after Christmas Day goes by many different names. In a number of European countries it is known simply as the second day of Christmas – you know, the day your true love gives you two turtle doves and … Continue reading

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Christmas in the oul’ country

This time last year I had a lot of fun putting together a little video of Christmas in Seattle, so I decided to do it again this year from the other side of the world. Here are a few images … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Winter

Brr, it’s getting cold outside and Jack Frost is nipping at my toes, so while I snuggle up with a big steaming glass of mulled wine, I’m thinking of winter and all the things I associate with the season. Winter … Continue reading

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The Great Volcano Road Trip Part 8 – Narada Falls and Rainier

Follow the road trip from the beginning here. We wound along the road to Longmire; a way peppered with waterfalls begging to be explored. Our first stop was at Narada Falls; a stunning spot where the Paradise River cascades into … Continue reading

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The Great Volcano Road Trip Part 7 – Reflections, Paradise & Prescient Rangers

Follow the road trip from the beginning here. It was with a sense of anticipation that Jo and I sprang into action upon rising. The weather forecasters had promised us a clear, sunny day to explore Mount Rainier but the … Continue reading

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Virgin America’s Safety Dance

Once upon a time, air travel was exciting; it was an adventure, entertainment in and of itself. That was before legroom and seat size dwindled to the verge of ridiculous, before meals became a bag of pretzels became pack your … Continue reading

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