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Travel theme: Enlightened

No matter where you are in the world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the cesspit of filth currently masquerading as a presidential election in the US. 451 more words

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Travel theme: Sound

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. I’ve been channeling my inner White Rabbit whilst waiting patiently for a dodgy internet connection. Still, better late than never, here is this week’s theme which is all about sound, starting off with a rather ingenious hidden sound installation at the heart of New York’s Times Square. 302 more words

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Travel theme: Fierce

It’s the wee small hours and gale force winds are howling outside my window as I sit here wrapped in a blanket trying to come up with an idea for this week’s travel theme, so I take my inspiration from the fierce storm that is keeping me awake. 285 more words

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Travel theme: Seasonal

I love those aisles in stores that are marked ‘seasonal’; there’s no knowing what kinds of treasures you’ll find there, an ever-changing hodge-podge of things you don’t really need but absolutely want once you’ve spied them. 291 more words

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Travel theme: Transport

It is said that getting there is half the fun … or at least it used to be before the advent of budget airlines. I’ve flown many an airline… 267 more words

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Travel theme: Peaks

Ireland is pretty flat for the most part, with a great central plain surrounded by a scattering of cheeky peaks. The Wicklow Mountains and Blackstairs… 289 more words

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Travel theme: History

This week (August 25th), in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating the National Park Service in the US, which for the last 100 years has protected some of America’s most valuable assets, its wildernesses, from the greed of man and the onslaught of ‘progress’. 248 more words

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