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How Not to Drive Around Ireland

Irish National Road

Ireland can be fun and enjoyable if you like narrow winding roads, averaging 60km/hr and remembering to flip all your left/right instincts. Oh my God, the roads. I think I know why the Irish drink. A pint was just what I needed to soothe my nerves after a day’s drive. These are some tips I’ve picked up for how to not drive around Ireland.

Photo of the Week: Costa Rica Recap

This week’s photo is actually my first ever video recap. I spent 10 days in Costa Rica in March 2012 and these are a few of the things I saw and did.

My Favourite Travel Apps

My Favourite Travel Apps

These days I never go anywhere without my phone and it seems that no matter what I want to do my phone can help me out. Want to know if your flight connection is long enough to sample a local brew in the airport bar? There’s an app for that. Want to find a coffee shop for breakfast close by? There’s an app for that. Want to ask out that cute bartender but you don’t speak Norwegian? There’s an app for that. Here are some of the apps that I’ve found especially handy on the road.

Flying High with the Original Canopy Tour

My First Zipline Adventure Ever wanted to swing through the forest, hopping from tree to tree like an over sized flying squirrel? Zip lining is probably the closest you’ll get to that feeling.  The Original Canopy Tour boasts itself to be the original company to offer zipline tours and have been thrilling people for almost 20 years. I had my choice of quite a few outfits while in Costa Rica but I figured, when in doubt, go with the originals! I was picked up at my eco lodge in Santa Elena bright an early and put into in a group with two other Canadians and three Brazilians, who’d also been part of my rafting group in La Fortuna a few days before. There’s definitely a tourist circuit in Costa Rica and it’s not uncommon to bump into the same people from town to town. Our guides were fearless and very…

Sunset at Playa Tamarindo

Photo of the Week: Tamarindo Sunset

This week’s photo is from Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Every evening like clockwork tourists start gathering on the beach to watch the show. If you don’t want...

Popping Your “Big Apple” Cherry

Every now and then someone says to me "I'm going to New York for the first time, do you have any tips?". Do I have tips? Does my cat like scratching leather? Yes, yes he ...

San Francisco Segway

My ABCs of Travel

I saw this topic being passed around by travel bloggers awhile ago and I thought it’d be a great framework to get me started. A little get to know me post, if you will....

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