December 28, 2012 , No comments

There are gorgeous statues dotting the streets of Dublin, Ireland. One of the most well-known is the Liberator Statue (also known as the O’Connell Statue) on O’Connell Street. The bronze […]

Daily Wanderlust: Dublin’s Guinness Factory

April 21, 2012 , 4 Comments

I realize just in writing this how entirely lucky I am: I spent St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland in 2010. Damn. Lucky. However, while I was lucky t ...

Daily Wanderlust: Galway, Ireland

March 17, 2012 , 6 Comments

Exactly two years ago, I was sitting in a bed, hungover and in a fight with my liver after meeting Abbey, of A Chick With Baggage, in Dublin. For four ...

Backpacker Recipe: Corned Beef Quesadillas for St. Patty’s Day

March 5, 2012 , 23 Comments

Editor’s Note: This guest post comes from Executive Chef Jose M. Navarro from the Las Vegas outlet of the popular Beso Steakhouse. He’s ag ...

  • Some place with a view
    January 19, 2011 , 10 Comments

    I sat in the back of Brock’s SUV, looking out into the nighttime desert landscape … flat and black, giving way to the Strip a few miles ahead of us. [...]

  • The upside of Irish locks
    March 26, 2010 , 24 Comments

    I stood at the door of the house in Galway where I was staying, fumbling desperately with the lock I just couldn’t get to open. “It’s an Irish lock,” Abbey [...]

  • The time my liver hated me
    March 24, 2010 , 48 Comments

    I arrived in Dublin in the early afternoon, Abbey (that's @ahesser on Twitter and the author behind the fabulous site, A Chick with Baggage) and her friend Brian greeted me at the aiport. That was the last time in five days there was absol ...

  • Baby, I'm a free bird
    March 10, 2010 , 34 Comments

    The first time I tried on the little silver Fossil necklace adorned with 3-dimensional dove, the chain broke in my hand. I wanted it so badly. I had been given a $25 gift card to Macy's and was browsing the inexpensive jewelry, looking for ...

  • An interview with customs
    March 9, 2010 , 20 Comments

    "Where are you going? How long are you here? Where are you staying? How do you know the person you are staying with? How did you meet? How long have you known each other? What does your friend do? What do you do? Where do you live?" The imm ...

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