Homes for Vagabonds: The Airbnb Life

Home is where the heart is. Pliny the Elder When we let our apartment lease expire a year ago and committed to a lifestyle of traveling, we knew we’d want places to call “home” for extended periods of time. We have friends who do the RV lifestyle and enjoy it, but that’s not for us. […]

The Hardest Climb: Croagh Patrick

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Europe, Ireland, Travel Update | One Comment

During our seven weeks of walking the Camino we had some tough days. We dealt with steep climbs, a thunderstorm, drizzling rain, and shale gulleys that caused tendonitis. But the toughest hike we’ve made during our European sojourn has been—Croagh Patrick: Saint Patrick’s Holy Mountain in County Mayo, Ireland. Croagh Patrick is a 762 meter […]

You Had me at Food

One of our favorite ways of getting acquainted with a new “home” during our travels is a walking tour. It may not cover as much territory as a motorized tour but we get to see a location up close, get some exercise, and learn more about local culture and history. On walking tours, we also […]

The Jedis of Ireland: Star Wars in County Kerry

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Europe, Ireland, Just for Fun | No Comments

Ballyferriter, County Kerry, Ireland July 17, 2016 The final scene of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, takes place “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” The actual set for that final moment is a stony island off the west coast of Ireland called  Skellig Michael. In that finale to the movie, […]

The Flying Bus

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Europe, Ireland, Travel Tips, Travel Update | No Comments
The Flying Bus

In the US we complain about the lack of amenities on low cost airlines like Southwest and Jet Blue—and yet, line up to buy tickets. But you haven’t seen lack of amenities until you’ve flown Ryanair. On Wednesday, we boarded a Ryanair 737-800 in Porto, Portugal bound for our new home near Dublin, Ireland. But before that […]