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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Napa Wineries

7 Small, Family-Owned Wineries You Should Visit in Napa, California

Napa Valley, California is home to more than 400 wineries, the vast majority of which are small, family-owned enterprises that produce some of the finest wines in the world. The following are seven small wineries in Napa Valley that we think are worth a visit: Rombauer Vineyards Website: Address: 3522 Silverado Trail N, St. […]

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French Pastries

Five of the Best Patisseries in Paris

Paris is known as the City of Love, but it our opinion is should be called the City of Pastries and Confections. From dainty macarons to custardy tarts to crunchy meringues, it’s pure heaven for those with a sweet tooth. To help you find the best of the best in a city filled with delectable […]

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Irish Pubs in Dublin

10 Great Pubs in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland, is renowned for its traditional pubs, each with its unique character and charm. Here are 10 great pubs to visit, whether you’re a local or a tourist seeking a true Irish pub experience: The Long Hall Website: Address: 51 South Great George’s St, Dublin 2, D02 VR92, Ireland The Long Hall is […]

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Hidden San Francisco: 5 Unusual Attractions You Should Visit

San Francisco is a vibrant and diverse city filled with world-renowned attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic cable cars, the former Alcatraz Prison, and Lombard Street “The Crookedest Street in the World.” But there’s a whole other side of the City By The Bay that’s every bit as enjoyable, but far less well […]

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Irish slang words

How To Curse Like A Leprechaun

So, you want to learn how to curse like a leprechaun, do you? Well you’re in luck, ya jammy bastard. Because one of the first things you’ll notice in Ireland is that everyone swears. All the time. From little babies ask for their “fooking bottles” to old women shouting “I will in me hole!” when asked […]

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Public toilets in Nice

Public toilets in Nice, France : Oui! Oui!

It’s not the most exciting topic to read about, but you’ll be happy to know where the public toilets in Nice are if you’re walking around all day. Unlike most places in the United States and a lot of other countries, public toilets are usually not free in France. Some department stores and electronic stores […]

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Trompe-l'oeil (optical illusion) art works in Nice, France

Fake Views! Trompe-L’oeil Artworks in Nice, France

Located in the heart of the French Riviera, Nice has a lot going for it. Warm, sunny summers; short, mild winters; two world-class art galleries; great food; and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Tens of thousands of tourists come each year, but most don’t even notice that some of the most impressive works of art are […]

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breakfast in bondi - top 5 cafes

Bondi Brekkie: Five Restaurants with Killer Breakfasts

Bondi Beach is world renown for great surf and a vibrant social scene. It also has a wide range of excellent casual restaurants where you can get locally sourced, fresh, and delicious meals. So to help you narrow down the list of choices, here are what I consider the five best places to grab breakfast […]

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Dominical Bus, Costa Rica

Semi-True Tales from My Life So Far: Hot-Pot, Stop-Cop, Me-Pee

I leave the land of underwater farts A couple of years ago I spent six days in the Manuel Antonio/Quepos area of Costa Rica. And let me tell you, when people in Hell feel a chill, they go to Manuel Antonio/Quepos to warm up. It’s not just blazing hot there, it’s humid like you’ve never […]

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information about San Francisco

49 Sq Miles Surrounded by Reality: Tourist Information for San Francisco

Check out these links that connect you to the latest tourist information for San Francisco, the West Coast’s most charming and beautiful city. Find out about local events, tours, flights, weather conditions, medical facilities, transportation options, and much more. If there is any additional information you think we should add, let us know via the […]

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Information about Sydney

Carnivorous Dropbears in Every Tree! Tourist Information for Sydney

The following information about Sydney should prove useful as you explore Australia’s largest city and the areas surrounding it. If there is any additional information you think we should add, let us know via the COMMENT form at the bottom of the page. Weather Click for weather forecast Emergency Services Dial 000 if you are […]

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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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Tales from the Road: Villareal rodeo

Semi-True Tales from My Life So Far: Borrachos, bulls, and big big booms

During the third week of March each year, the small town of Villareal, Costa Rica holds its annual Fiestas Patronales (Patron Saint Festival). Designed to celebrate and showcase the bravery and skills of the local cattlemen, it’s the biggest event in this little corner of Guanacaste Province. The Villareal rodeo is the highlight of the […]

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Atocha Station, Madrid

Semi-True Tales from My Life So Far: A Real Player in Madrid

So I recently spent the weekend in Madrid meeting up with an old friend from Japan. We had a great time hitting the regular haunts. Hemingway’s bar in Plaza Santa Ana, where we took turns throwing tapas at passing tourists. Museo del Prado, where I earned bonus points for staying awake while viewing all 500 […]

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Irish town

AirBnB Under Siege And On Fire In Ireland

AirBnB is very popular, widespread, and fairly reasonably priced in Ireland. As a result, you’ll find that most towns currently offer a wide variety of rental options to tourists. The first part of this post lets you know what to expect in a typical Irish AirBnB and gives you some advice on what to bring […]

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By Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz) - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Semi-True Tales from My Life So Far: Do You Know the Way to (Exit) San Jose?

So here I am in San Jose, Costa Rica, the only city I’ve ever been in that’s uglier than San Jose, California. And for those of you who have never been to San Jose, California, let me tell you, that’s saying a lot. The two towns actually have a lot in common: they’re wholly uninspiring, […]

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Wicklow countryside

Griz’s Ultimate Guide to Ireland: The Best of the Emerald Isle

Welcome to the first entry in’s blog series “Griz’s Ultimate Guide to Ireland“ Each month our resident traveler errant, Griz Mitchell, will publish a collection of informative, and we hope entertaining, posts on a particular country he has lived in. If he sticks with it—and he’s kind of temperamental, so we’re not making any […]

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Nice links

The Easiest City on Earth to Describe: Tourist Information for Nice

The following information about Nice should prove useful as you explore France’s fifth largest city. If there is any additional information you think we should add, please let us know via the COMMENT form at the bottom of the page. Weather Click for weather forecast Emergency Services Dial 112 if you are in urgent need […]

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Best places to sunbathe and swim in Nice

4 Terrific Places to Sunbathe and Swim in Nice

With summer upon us, it seemed like a good time to put together this insider’s guide to the 4 best places to sunbathe and swim in Nice. It contains current and detailed information about my favorite places to cool off and mellow out during the warmer months. As a city spread out along the Mediterranean, […]

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Malta to Sicily Ferry

Malta to Sicily Ferry Options: Who Should You Travel With?

Update: May 15, 2022 From the look of it, Grimaldi Lines is no longer operating a passenger service between Malta and Sicily. That said, you still have two ferry lines to choose from. Ponte ferries announced four days ago that they will be resuming their fast ferry service between Valletta and Augusta, Sicily this coming […]

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Ancona Split ferry

Where to Get Your Ancona to Split Ferry Tickets

What this post covers If you’re arriving by train to Ancona station and need to pick up your Ancona to Split ferry tickets, this blog post should make the process a lot less confusing. Because let me tell you, there’s nothing intuitive about any of it. I took the ferry on March 26, 2019 and […]

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best food in Nice

Best places to eat in Nice, France: Laissez le bon temps rouler!

If you’re looking for the best food in Nice France, you have an abundance of great places to choose from. On both sides of Castle Hill, you’ll find a wide variety of excellent restaurants, cafes, boulangeries, and patisseries providing delicious meals and drinks at all price points. The following list aims to narrow down the […]

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Photo by Victor Garcia

A Tourist Guide to Madrid: 12 Cool Places to Visit [and 3 You Can Skip]

Overview If you’re looking for cool places to visit in Madrid, you’re in luck. The city is teeming with world-class museums, beautiful architecture, great restaurants, and vibrant public places. This short guide is intended to highlight some of the better known, lesser known, and over-rated attractions in town. Off the Tourist Track Plaza de Oriente […]

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Solo Traveler

Guest Post: Travelling Solo — Everything You Need to Know

In 2019, global travel activities and services booking company Klook conducted a survey of the travel habits of more than 20,000 people worldwide. The results were surprising. More than 75% of respondents had either traveled alone or were considering it. Traveling solo was the #1 trend of 2019. And in the previous three years, searches […]

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