woman and dog gleefully rolling in the grass at Drombeg Stone Circle

People can turn a travel nightmare into a hilarious adventure, and a quiet cup of tea into a golden memory you cherish for the rest of your days.

Travel: the Best Thing is also the Worst Thing

In Ireland, when locals speak of travelling to the continent, it's often referred to as "going to Europe." Cork has an international airport, but flight frequency and routing vary greatly depending upon season and world

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Banana Bread Pudding with vanilla rum cream custard somethingorother... GAH! It's just AMAZING, OK?

With cold descending upon the northern hemisphere, what travel madcappery can one get up to? Hmm, what to do in winter?

What to do in Winter?

Why, hello, there! Have you enjoyed the soothing serenade of crickets here on the site, gentle reader?  My deepest apologies for leaving you without astounding travel news and inspiration from around the world.  I have

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at least it doesn't have cannons

A visit to Youghal reveals tiny Vikings, the miracle of birth, bastard half brothers of the king, and tasty treats. Among other things.

Chip Butties and Other Naughty Bits

You can't turn around in Ireland without bumping into history.  Sometimes it's stuff that is brand new to the listener and has no emotional "hook", as it were.  Other times, it involves well known characters

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cormorant drying its wings on one of the secret water posts

Despite flowing through the heart of Ireland’s second biggest city, the River Lee is full of wildlife – even whales!

The River Wild-lee (the River Lee!)

It's hard to pick out just one thing about Cork that makes this little Irish city so wonderful.  There is music, art, wonderful food, history, and plenty of friendly people.  Removing any of those elements

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