Tag: Ireland

Rain is a Good Thing

It’s been super rainy here the past few weeks, and I’m not going to lie, I’ve kind of been digging it. When you no longer have 2 months off every summer, and need to drag yourself into the office in the middle of the afternoon, rain can be a very good thing.  It keeps me

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The Best Things I Ate in 2016

I’ve noted a few times this year how my travel style/weekend activities has changed a bit as I get older.  I used to not care about where I stayed, and while I still very often just use a room as a place to crash, I do enjoy more and more finding interesting places to stay.

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Some Tips for the Blue & White Weekend in Ireland

I can’t believe that I completely forgot that a large number of Pennsylvanians will  be  invading (or in some caes already have invaded) Ireland this weekend. Some friends down the shore last weekend mentioned they were going and my cousins texted to rub it in my face late last night. They’re all going for the 2014 Croke

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New Years Resolutions and 2013 Recap

For the past two years I’ve compiled a list of 20 “Weekend Fun” New Year’s Resolutions (Click here to check out my list from last year in its entirety and here for the prior year’s recap). These range from places I’d like to travel, to weekend activities I’d like to try and even some blogging or

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Seeing Vs. Doing

One of the problems I always have when planning some of the bigger trips is the ever present dilemma of doing versus seeing. Allow me to elaborate while also showing off how international I am. My past two “big” trips were Ireland and Iceland. I was in Ireland for a little bit over two weeks and for that

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Tellus 360: Lancaster’s “New” Gathering Spot

Downtown Lancaster is a lovely place to walk around (sidenote: when did I start using the word “lovely” to describe things?). There’s Central Market, plenty of shops and restaurants and  enough bars to some damage. If you’re wandering down East King street, just past the Marriott, you’ll encounter Tellus 360, a sprawling storefront complex that

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Weekend Trip Idea: Cabin Weekend in West Virginia

It’s about that time of year where I’ve fully anticipating embracing winter, yet want to sneak in one last nice weather outdoor weekend, so for this edition of “Weekend Trip Idea” we’re heading south, West Virginia to be exact. A couple of years ago there was a deal on Living Social advertising cabin rentals in

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10 Reasons You Should go to Ireland

While I do mostly run around the greater Pennsylvania area and am on a mission to write about said area, I have very much enjoyed my somewhat recent forays into international travel.  While I’m a big advocate of local travel, I also think that if you have the time and resources, everyone should try to travel abroad, even

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Hostelling in the USA (more specifically, in Pennsylvania)

If you read this blog at all you’re well aware that I recently returned from a week long trip to Iceland.  It was an amazing experience, whose success I partially attribute to where we stayed: Reykjavik Backpacker’s hostel. There were a number of reasons why staying in a hostel rather than a hotel enhanced our

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How to Deal With Getting Mugged in a Foreign or Not-So Foreign Country

If you google how to avoid being mugged, you’ll come up with a bevy of answers: Walk with purpose. Stay in well lit areas. Don’t go on the “wrong side of the tracks”. Keep your money in a fanny pack (they’re not just stylish). Mugging prevention might as well be titled common sense 101.  I

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