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A Senior and a Slacker Literary Tour of Dublin

A Senior and a Slacker Literary Tour of Dublin

The River Liffey cuts through Dublin on its way to the Irish Sea, dividing the town into two distinct halves. “South of the Liffey,” reported our Fodor’s guide, “are graceful squares and fashionable terraces from Dublin’s elegant Georgian heyday.” Trinity College,...

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Greece: Highlights of Athens in One Day

Greece: Highlights of Athens in One Day

Yes, I have just eight hours to see Athens and am pleasantly surprised at how much I am able to do. I climb to the top of the Acropolis and admire the four main structures up there. I wander the streets of Plaka, the old city, and even have time for lunch at a...

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Magical Mayo and Must-See Sights in Ireland

Magical Mayo and Must-See Sights in Ireland

My love affair with the west of Ireland began some years ago when I attended a family reunion. It was great fun – for two short days. Due to work commitments, I was pressed for time, so I rushed around the Ring of Kerry, took a photo at the Cliffs of Moher, and drove...

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The Coast of Cornwall – UK

The Coast of Cornwall – UK

Turquoise seas and sunny days in Cornwall are not the first things that spring to mind when talking about the UK, known the world over for its rainy days and grey clouds. However, this is exactly what I got when I went to England's most southern tip of Cornwall. I...

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Paris: Beyond the Tourist Trail

Paris: Beyond the Tourist Trail

Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Champs-Elysee, and the Arc de Triomphe. These are just a few of the major sights that tourists flock to on a trip to Paris. This is understandable of course, everyone wants to see these major sights that Paris has to offer. I myself spent my...

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A Scenic BargainBellagio, Italy

A Scenic Bargain
Bellagio, Italy

As I checked into the Hotel Bellagio, Daniele Leoni, the manager, reassured me. “You will be fine for most of your stay. No crowds” Then he lifted an admonitory finger. “But at the end. Easter Weekend. It will be like summer.” He raised his eyebrows to underline his...

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A Different Side of Mostar

A Different Side of Mostar

The summer sun shone brilliantly over the Mostar Bridge as tourists clambered to its peak. Daredevil young men dove from the high point of the bridge into the Neretva River, egged on by audience applause. This bridge, linking the Muslim and Orthodox sides of town, has...

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Europe Trip, Part 1– When Will the Fantasy End?

Europe Trip, Part 1– When Will the Fantasy End?

An inspiring journey made by an American Professional Basketball Player as he backpacked all of Europe I figured if I got 100 bucks for every flight, train, or bus I missed, I’d be a rich man by now. Goodness, you’d think I’d learn my lesson, but I guess as the...

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England to Iraq Overland

England to Iraq Overland

Returning to England in 2021 after six years in China was a bit of a shock to the system. After spending one year catching up with friends and family, working on various projects and securing a couple of permanent freelance writing gigs it was time to hit the road...

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