Getting High in Kilkenny: St Canice’s Cathedral

Yes, that's CANICE, not cannabis, and by high, I mean literally high, not figuratively. Now that that's cleared up, let's take a tour of another sight in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Cleverly Named St. Canice's Cathedral St. Canice might almost sound like it's named for a woman, but the saint in question is a fellow whose … Continue reading Getting High in Kilkenny: St Canice’s Cathedral

Crossing the Line in London

Okay, okay, that title should be "Crossing the Line in Greenwich," but "Crossing the Line in London" appeals more to my alliteration-loving sensibilities. During our recent trip to London, Mr. Husband and I seemed to be making up for all the things we wanted to do last time (way back in 2013), but couldn't manage to squeeze … Continue reading Crossing the Line in London

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My, What a Big Duomo You Have -Orvieto, Italy

I'm about at the end of our relaxing time in Orvieto, but no stop to this hilltop Italian town would be complete without a trip to its Duomo. The official name of this impressive building is Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, so you'll understand if I just stick to "Duomo." From the side, with its black and white stripes, the … Continue reading My, What a Big Duomo You Have -Orvieto, Italy

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Orvieto, Italy: Up, Down, and All Around

After last week's side trip to the Oregon Zoo, it's time to get back on track with The Vacation. After our arrival in Orvieto and finally getting some much needed sleep (and cheap wine) it was time to explore up, down, and all around this hilltop town. This post is a bit long and quite … Continue reading Orvieto, Italy: Up, Down, and All Around

My UK Adventure: The Writer’s Museum

Hello everybody! I've finally returned from my two and half week trip to Great Britain where I toured castles, stalked the infamous  Hairy Coo (more on this next week), zipped around on London's Tube system, and actually ate haggis (not too bad, in case you were wondering). I also saw miles and miles (or is … Continue reading My UK Adventure: The Writer’s Museum