I don’t like reggae… I love it

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So I had no clue where we were going on the cruise, therefore I knew less than zero about the places where we docked. The schedule changed so many times that I couldn’t keep track. After about five minutes I had another drink and stopped trying. I had a plan. […]

Going south for the winter

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Everyone talks about the Hamptons and it always seems to feature in movies. It’s where people go to summer. Yes “to summer” is apparently a verb. “I summer in Southampton.” For various reasons, including my contrary nature and just simple timing, I decided to winter there instead. I will start […]

New York or New Dublin?

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At first I thought they were joking when they said you had to be Irish to work in a bar in New York. But it’s true. It’s actually compulsory. Thank God for that. I’d like to tell you I’ve been to museums and art galleries but I haven’t. I haven’t […]

I Give it Five Stars

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Travel opens your eyes to the world. I’ve seen incredible places and met so many interesting people on this trip. But by far the highlight has been re-connecting with lifelong friends, made years ago on a different solo trip. It’s hard to define friendships made while travelling. Over the last […]

Run like you on fire

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The passengers and crew on Amtrak’s California Zephyr from San Fransisco to Chicago are still talking about the crazy Australian who would get off the train and run up and down. It was a 51 hour trip with constant sitting, eating and drinking. I wondered why I was the only […]

What happens in Vegas…

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They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and that is true. Mainly because of the free drinks and zero measuring of said drinks. You are wondering why it has been a while. I will tell you what I can remember… The thing you may not know about Las […]

Like a week in the desert


Crowded House had it just right. There is nothing like a week in the desert to make you feel at home. Palm Springs sits in the Coachella Valley, which is part of the Colorado Desert. There are more National Parks than you can poke a stick at – San Jacinto […]


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After years of saying “Are we there yet?” the answer is finally yes. But as it turned out departing and even arriving can still be terrifying. Let’s talk first about the boarding process. Note to the people at United, no one understands what “Polaris” means. FYI it is their version […]

Status anxiety

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I remember the days when I travelled regularly and the dream of Gold Airline Status was a real goal. Now the only status anxiety I have is whether I’m positive or negative. And I’m pleased to announce: the result is negative. Christmas morning was spent driving around my local area […]

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