I ❤️ NY

This trip was a curious one. When I returned from Greece (the first time), I was kicking and screaming. When I returned from Greece (the second time), I did so begrudgingly. When I returned from my working holiday in New Zealand, I experienced culture shock. (People at LAX were not as “No worries, mate!” as everyone in … Continue reading I ❤️ NY

Iceland in 24 Hours

Iceland.   I could tell you the story of Iceland, but I think the pictures will do a much better job. Here’s the deal. We arrived into Iceland, congregated into a circle at the airport, and were told to “Be Free.” Instead of bussing to our hotel, we were given the hotel’s address and told … Continue reading Iceland in 24 Hours

Ireland at Last

We made it to Ireland!!! After eight trains, one midnight ferry, one lost phone, and $800 worth of tickets, we finally arrived! We left our less-than-50-euro hotel at 1:30a.m., boarded the 2:40a.m. ferry, and entered a weird twilight zone where we were amid hundreds of seats, several cafes, and a theatre, with maybe only 20 people, none … Continue reading Ireland at Last

The Luck of the Irish

It was established long ago that my family does not bear the so-called “Luck of the Irish” (possibly because we’re not Irish), but instead we bear the “Luck of the Curriers,” which is the opposite. This means that despite Laura’s wonderful efforts to get us on the fast track to Dublin via Wales, I instead followed our original … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish

A Really Bad Day

May 1st (May Day) In order to explain our worst day of the trip, I must first explain the scavenges. One of the bonuses, worth the most points (500), was to complete scavenges in the four primary countries: Belgium, Netherlands, England, and Ireland. This seemed like a no-brainer, and one that was easy to accomplish … Continue reading A Really Bad Day

Belgium: Chocolate, Beer, and Cars that slow down

There’s good news and bad news. Bill –for some reason– always likes to start with the good news, so the good news is that we’ve arrived to Europe! Belgium, specifically. Within the first twelve hours, I had beer, chocolate, waffles, mussels, ice cream, and frites (fries), and I did not fear for my life while crossing any street! WHAT A … Continue reading Belgium: Chocolate, Beer, and Cars that slow down