Month: August 2012

Irish Wish List

This is my last Ireland post.  Then, we’re back to PA related travel. SInce it was my first time in Ireland, we tried to see as much  as possible, which resulted in a lot of seeing, and far less doing, which is not ideally how I usually plan trips.  For my first time, I’m glad I

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On Missing Jimmy Buffett in Philly

I’m currently agitated with my friends.   While I’m enduring my second day in the classroom, they’re spending the afternoon/night populating Facebook and my text inbox with posts and pictures from a Jimmy Buffett concert currently occurring in Philly (really, the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, but Philly works). Attending a Jimmy Buffett concert is something

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Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Lancaster PA

. Yesterday my mom and sister came down for the day.  She hadn’t yet seen my current apartment, wanted to get dinner, and presumably shop.  I was wondering what I’d do with them the rest of the day (I’d decided to give them an hour max at the outlets for my own sanity).   We found that there’s

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Ireland Top Ten

My Top Ten Favorite Things to See in Ireland 1) Dingle Penninsula: National Geographic Traveler once called the Dingle Peninsula “the most beautiful place in the world,” and I’d have to wholeheartedly agree.  The day we spent on the Dingle Peninsula driving what’s known as the Slea Head Drive was one of my favorite parts of the entire trip. After

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Top Five Overrated Irish Experiences:

Top Five Overrated Irish Experiences: 1) The Blarney Stone: Much like our Statue of Liberty or Grand Canyon, the Blarney Stone is one of those things you just do when you visit Ireland.   It’s one of their main tourist draws, and while I’m glad I kissed it, it was by far the most overrated thing I did

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Run For Your Life and Other PA Zombie Runs

As far as races go, the trend thats been dominating the past couple of years is mud-runs.  It seems that every few weeks somebody I know on Facebook pops up with pictures from a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder.  Even my mother has been in one.   My buddy and I just signed up for a Tough Mudder in

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Irish Itinerary

I’ve decided to break up my Ireland posts somewhat.  We saw and experienced a lot and if I gave you a chronological play by play I’d be exhausted as a writer, and you’d be bored ot death as a reader. This first post is a basic itinerary of where we went, where we stayed, what websites were

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Tussey Mountain OR Why I Can’t Attend Brewfests

Last weekend, after recovering from my jet lag for two days, I set sail for State College (Bellefonte to be more precise) to attend the State College Brewing Expo.  My buddy who goes to grad school at Penn State invited a few of our high school friends to attend.  I always have fun with this group,

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Irish Weekend or FarmAid?

The weekend of September 21-22 brings a big choice for those of you entrenched with me in southeastern PA: FarmAid or Irish Weekend? I received texts/Facebook inquiries about both these events while I was overseas and was smart enough to wait until returning home to do some research for responding to them (I wasn’t that smart

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