Hitchhiking in Ireland: Foolish Tales of Adventure

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The first time I hitchhiked in Ireland I was picked up by a French couple in a woody wagon listening to Ray Charles. This was during my first trip. I had been on Sherkin Island volunteering as a helper (WWOOF) … Continue reading

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17 Faces of Happiness

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Sometimes it’s okay to simply be happy. Wherever you are, whomever you’re with, savor it. This doesn’t mean that you won’t have to make some tough choices or that the people you love will live forever and you’ll never again … Continue reading

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A Secret Irish Jewel (with no name or directions)

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Part of the magic of travel in Ireland for the modern American is all about getting lost. This is so you can find yourself again. What do I mean? Well, if my plans hadn’t gone awry during my first trip … Continue reading

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When traveling, take care with language discrepancies…

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Have you ever had an embarrassing cultural moment? Perhaps in which your idea of what a word meant was quite different from someone else? Most of the time these hiccups in cultural expectations are no big deal. No blushing of … Continue reading

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Spoonfuls of Spontaneity

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Tony Robbins says that, as humans, we need certainty. But in equal measure, more or less so depending on our taste, we conversely need uncertainty. Survival guaranteed equals a relaxed nervous system. Survival guaranteed for too long equals potato chips … Continue reading

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