• san francisco
Seeing as I will be going on a long-ish journey to the States in just a few days, and I have read my fair share of literature on America by...
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For a long time, I actually had no intention of seeing Alcatraz during my visit to San Francisco. My reasoning being that it was a prison, and I never wanted...
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Normally I don’t take selfies. You’ve seen a picture of me, you know what I look like, ya know? But, when I find myself in the Wax Museum in Hollywood,...
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  • san francisco
I had read several places that seeing San Francisco by bike was the way to go. So, on my 2nd day there that was what I did. There was a...
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  • luebeck germany
In December last year I went to Lübeck, Germany mainly to see their gorgeous Christmas market. It turns out though that Lübeck is also a very pretty city outside its...
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  • san francisco
From Coit Tower I continued down through the city towards Chinatown and further on to Grace Cathedral, on this little walk around San Francisco. It had started foggy, but had...
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  • trastevere rome
I wrote down any and everything I spent money on when I was in Italy for two weeks, because I wanted to be able to tell more accurately what my...
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  • kilmainham dublin
On a beautiful, clear and very cold morning I found a bus that would take me from midtown out to Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. This was my final morning in...
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  • favorite books
I feel like I read a lot of books in 2016. Part of the reason was that I was traveling in New Zealand for a couple of months where data...
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  • san francisco
I had planned a walking route through downtown San Francisco that would take me past most of the big tourist sights and should keep me busy for most of the...
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  • beauty guide
Ever wondered how much you could actually fit into that little 1 liter plastic bag you get at the airport? I sure did when I started traveling hand luggage only....
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  • tuscany pitigliano
I spent two weeks working my way down the west coast of Italy, more or less. I started in Florence and ended in Rome, and I truly had the best...
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  • henry cowell
Before going to see the redwoods of Henry Cowell State Park, I went by Santa Cruz because I wanted to see the famous Beach Boardwalk. I arrived fairly early in...
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  • dublin guinness
The Guinness Store House was one of the things I had been looking forward to the most on my Dublin visit. I LOVED this experience! I arrived a little after noon...
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  • trastevere rome
I came back for one last day in Rome before leaving for home. For this day I had decided that I wanted to properly explore the part of town known...
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  • big sur
When I was done at Hearst Castle I was still looking forward to the rest of the day, as I was going to see the famous Big Sur. Or, that’s what...
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  • fiordland milford sound
Fiordland National Park is one of the most jawdroppingly beautiful places I’ve ever been. My travel partner and I drove from Queenstown to Te Anau (which is a beautiful drive...
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  • dublin
I set out early from the hostel and headed straight with detours to Trinity College to see the famed Book of Kells. I had some trouble finding the place initially, mostly because...
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  • pompei italy
Seeing Pompei is one of those things that I’ve been wanting to do since.. well, almost as long as I can remember! The idea of a 2000 year old city...
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  • hearst castle
I started the day with a tour of Hearst Castle, which lies less than 10 minutes from San Simeon. Or, the visitor centre does. You are crammed into a bus...
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  • dublin
First views of Dublin was from the upper floor of the 747 bus from the airport. It was a clear day, something I definitely hadn’t expected from Ireland. I guess...
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  • san simeon
As the year 2016 is coming to a close, I’ll take the chance to look back and see where I’ve been going this past year. 2016 was the year that I...
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  • books
These next three books all have a theme in common. They describe the history of the city they are set in through the families that live in them. Sometimes the...
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  • lübeck
I’ve heard stories from my parents and friends about how lovely it is in Lübeck, and how beautiful the Christmas market was. When I suddenly spotted a gap in my calendar...
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  • old town aarhus
In the late half of November I went with a dear old friend to Den Gamle By – The Old City in Aarhus, Denmark. This is a sizeable venue made...
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  • positano italy
Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. – John Steinbeck The original plan was...
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  • solvang california
I set out from Los Angeles somewhat less early than I would have wanted to. I had rented a car at the airport, and from there I drove north, making...
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  • dublin ha'penny bridge
Postcard from Dublin! I spent 2 wonderful days in Dublin, but first I just wanted to share the gorgeous Christmas lights that were all over the city. No matter where...
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  • tuscany
I elected to take the long route from Siena to Pitigliano, driving along the smaller, secondary roads in rural Tuscany rather than taking the highway most of the way. It...
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I took an Uber all the long way up to Griffith Observatory in the afternoon. Turns out to be a very good time to visit, with the light slowly changing...
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