How to Rent a Car in Ireland

How to Rent a Car in Ireland

Infamous Ireland Yes, Ireland is known for its’ automobile challenges. Not only are the roads tiny and the locals fast, the car rental companies are notorious for up-selling you and hiding fees. Most credit card companies won’t insure your car in Ireland. And most American car insurance companies won’t either! I wrote a blog post […]

Enrich Your Life: Experiences versus Possessions

Enrich Your Life: Experiences versus Possessions

Compare these two words, side-by-side: Experiences                      Possessions Wow. Aren’t they different? The word “experiences” implies action and the use of the senses. It implies, to me, a whole body experience! It comes form the Latin word experiri which means to try. Possessions? I go immediately to jealousy. Or a demon spirit occupying someone’s body:) But […]

How I traded music for a motorcycle

How I traded music for a motorcycle

There are some days in Ireland that stretch me to remember why I came to this country. Like any place, when you live and work there, difficult emotions sometimes rise up for experiencing. And then, a moment like this happens and suddenly I remember one of the many reasons why I love this country…   […]

The Sounds of Ireland

The Sounds of Ireland

Traveling is a multi-sensory experience. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feels of each city or area you visit are unique and stimulating. This beautiful input is always available to us, but somehow when we travel, it is enhanced. I think it’s because we’re immersed in the unknown or unfamiliar, so our senses are peaked […]

Hitchhiking in Ireland: Foolish Tales of Adventure

Hitchhiking in Ireland: Foolish Tales of Adventure

The first time I hitchhiked in Ireland I was picked up by a French couple in a woody wagon listening to Ray Charles. Sherkin Island B&B This was during my first trip. I had been on Sherkin Island volunteering as a helper (WWOOF) at a B&B with a garden. The experience didn’t turn out as […]

Spoonfuls of Spontaneity

Spoonfuls of Spontaneity

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 and a long snooze on the couch, TV blaring. In other word, survival for too […]