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Travel theme: Strong

Inspired by my travels through Strongbow’s old stomping grounds in Ireland, I looked around for a few photos that might represent the theme strong. First up, an awe-inspiring man sauntered past me in Guatemala as if he were just out for a daily … Continue reading

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By Hook or by Crook

Down on the southernmost tip of Ireland‘s Hook Peninsula lies the world’s oldest, intact, operational lighthouse, Hook Lighthouse; a flashy (pun intended) black and white striped Norman structure dating back to the 13th century. When you get inside it feels … Continue reading

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Travel theme: : Noise

I’ve been relishing the relative quiet of the countryside recently but even the quietest of corners on the planet have some identifiable noises, from the sounds of chirping crickets or birdsong to planes far overhead. Here are a few noises-filled … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Merchandise

As September rolls in and summer waves farewell, back to school and Labour Day sales hit the stores and merchandise has been flying off shelves everywhere. I’ve never been one for sales – there is no discount deep enough to … Continue reading

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Do the knight thing

On the western side of Ireland’s Hook Peninsula lies a diminutive village by the name of Templetown. The area is steeped in history for the land around here was held for many years by the Knights Templar after their return from … Continue reading

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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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