Month: May 2019

Free Now Ride Hailing App Review

How to Kind of Uber In Ireland: Download FreeNow

April 16, 2023: FreeNow just announced changes to their fee structure, with more categories of “sins” that will cost you 5 euros. It’s unclear if the 5 euro fees are mutually exclusive or if they could be added together on the same trip, but what is clear is that they’ve also added a Technology Fee. […]

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Is It Safe to Travel To…?

Is it safe to travel to <your intended destination>? It’s a common question for travelers. It’s also one that you can always find an answer to by doing a little research. And the websites listed at the end of this post are a great place to start. Note that each of these is a government-run, […]

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Old Sligo petrol station

How To Avoid Passing Gas (Stations) In Ireland

First things first: you fuel up your car at petrol stations, not gas stations in Ireland. “Gas” in Ireland refers to natural gas, which you would use to heat your home. Other than that, petrol stations in Ireland are virtually identical to those you’ll find in the U.S. The main difference is that by American […]

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Jack Kerouac on Living Life Fully

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. ― Jack Kerouac

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Susan Heller on Preparing to Travel

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”  – Susan Heller

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Tony Doherty on Traveling by Foot

When one walks one can also talk, one can stop and have time for others, one can eat and touch people and interact with them. Walking allows us a particular life-pace. It makes possible a way of understanding and looking with open eyes. — Tony Doherty, The Attachment: Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship

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Linda's Special Waffle

The 5 Best Spots in Santa Cruz to Grab Breakfast

If you’re looking for breakfast in Santa Cruz California, you’ve got a lot of great options. The combination of a beachy, outdoor vibe, warm weather most of the year, and a young, very social population means people really get into breakfast here. And that’s great because you end up with menus filled with locally sourced, […]

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Mgarr Harbor, Gozo

Shot from a Canon: May 12, 2019

Mgarr Harbor on the southern side of Gozo island, Malta. The 25-minute ferry service from the island of Malta runs between this small harbor and the town of Cirwekka.

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Blue Lagoon, Comino Island, Malta

Shot from a Canon: May 19, 2019

The Blue Lagoon on Comino Island, Malta. This photo is unretouched. The waters really are as vibrant and spectacular as they appear here. What’s not visible in the photo are the hundreds of tourists that decent on the lagoon each day. On the day this photo was taken, masses of stinging jellyfish kept everyone out […]

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Pantheon ceiling, Rome

Shot from a Canon: May 5, 2019

Looking up at the hole in the Pantheon ceiling, Rome. Dating from around 126 BC, this former temple has been used as a Catholic church since the 7th century. One interesting bit of trivia: the height from the floor to the oculus (the hole) is the same as the diameter of the interior of the […]

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Gozo Gossiping statue, Victoria, Malta

Shot from a Canon: May 26, 2019

Gozo Gossiping sculpture by Gozo native artist Joe Xuereb. Carved from large limestone blocks and standing nearly 6 feet tall, this playful statue is described by Xuereb as representing: . . . figures chattering and whispering, a local characteristic that takes place especially when we meet outdoors. It currently stands near the center of Villa […]

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