Ireland | the Guinness Storehouse

My birthday is the day after St. Patrick’s Day.  For as long as I can remember I loved St. Patrick’s Day.  I loved it because I loved having a holiday close to my birthday.  I think shamrock shakes from McDonald’s are awesome.  And one of my favorite things to eat is corned beef and cabbage. […]

Ireland | around

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is wandering. I’m a master of it, mostly because I often get lost. There’s so much to see that’s different from the states. I like to notice the subtle differences in new places. Karen and I spent the rest of our second day (the first day […]

Ireland | Trinity College

Karen and I both took red-eyes and arrived bright and early in Ireland.  After getting settled in to our hotel, we headed for the city center.  After a bit of wandering and getting lost we picked up a “freedom” pass which included three days on a hop-on-hop-off bus and access to all the public transportation. […]

Ireland | where we stayed

I knew one thing.  I wanted to be in Dublin on my birthday (which is the day after St. Patrick’s Day).  One thing I forgot, though, was that many people (mostly American) wanted to be in Dublin on my birthday, too.  Hotels in Dublin during St. Patrick’s Day were a bit pricey for my taste, […]

norfolk | handsome biscuit

If you’re ever in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, you must eat at Handsome Biscuit.  When my friend Lisa found out I was visiting Lance in Virginia Beach, she told me I must try Handsome Biscuit.  I passed the recommendation along to Lance and his friends had been telling him the same thing.  So during my […]

charleston | the history

Let’s just get it out of the way. Charleston is freaking gorgeous. Visiting Jensine and Sam was perfect in so many ways. I loved all the spots and eats they took me took! Even with the closing of the bridge I saw so much of the beauty I’ve been hearing about Charleston.  When the weather […]