I‘m truly a creature of habit. There, I said it. I wish I was a little more spontaneous, but it just didn’t turn up in my DNA. I require some kind of mental preparation for most things. My trips are as well-planned as they could possibly be, and I often fall into the repetitive patterns […]
If you’re at all a fan of Irish pubs, maybe you’ve encountered one named “Finn McCool’s” at some point in time. They’re everywhere—from New Orleans to Chicago to Philadelphia. But why is this name so popular? And who is Finn McCool, anyway? Irish folklore has it that Finn McCool (also Fionn mac Cumhaill, and Finn MacCoul) […]
Alright, folks. I’d like to get everyone’s opinion on this one: Where should our next trip be? Be warned—this list will probably change in my head twenty-nine times over the course of the next two months. It’s just what I do; I can’t help myself. But help me narrow it down and/or provide that extra confidence I’m […]
Today’s hero image features Alaska’s Eklutna Cemetery with its colorful and eerie burial spirit houses. About 25 miles northeast of Anchorage, the village of Eklutna was settled more than 800 years ago and is the oldest inhabited area in the region.¹ Its main attraction is the Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church graveyard, which displays an interesting […]
Naturally, I’ll be introducing posts about my own personal travel experiences in the coming days and weeks—where I’ve been, people I’ve met, how I saved funds, how I wasted funds, reliable travel resources… etcetera, etcetera… For today, though, my focus is on what the hell we do with ourselves in the meantime.