Why Ireland?

Because it seems as good a place as any to start.

Because it struck me as an approachable choice.

Because flights are reasonably priced, in general.

Because I’m terrified to go to a non-English-speaking country.

Because hopefully Ulysses is fiction.  Continue reading


Checking in with my New Year’s Resolution

I’m not usually one for New Year’s resolutions, but this year I made one: to travel and adventure more. My big trip to Ireland certainly makes good on that, but I’m pleased (and more than a little surprised) to report that I’ve said yes to several smaller trips already and started the year off right.

Shoplifting can get you killed

Helpful advice in Philly.

The year’s travels, great and small, thus far… Continue reading