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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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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Expat life: Looking forward, looking back

Having family split over 3 countries can lead to a bit of chaos, especially when a baby's due date is part of the planning.  New jobs and the ability to finally have our belongings sent

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Beach Flashbacks

Today's post is written by Dario!  He's been promising me a guest post for some time, so when Silvia from Trippando told me about a contest she and Travel – Moments in Time were having

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US vs. Italy vs. Ireland

From the archives - and freshly updated! - comes a little piece comparing the 3 countries in which I've lived.  Seemed fitting in light of the fact that we are soon leaving Ireland to head

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Slideshow of a summer visit to Blarney Castle gardens in Ireland.

Blarney Castle gardens

Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland   I love having visitors!  They give you that extra nudge to go out and see what's beautiful in your neighborhood again.  And so it was that Dario, my friend

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it's a pretty LONG ship, too

Photo of the gorgeous Europa in the Tall Ships race at Waterford, Ireland.

Featured photo: Waterford Tall Ships Race

Dunmore East, Tramore, Ireland   Today the Tall Ships Race 2011 began off the coast of Waterford, Ireland.  Hundreds of spectators watched the 50 Tall Ships (and numerous not-so-tall ships) sail down the estuary out

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