Sunday, February 16, 2025

In Which I Tell You How to Find Things on This Website

I thought it might help my readers to have clear, easy to read links showing them all the places I have written about and my favorite things to do in each place.

After careful consideration, I have decided that the perfect tourist day for me would be the following:

Breakfast: (Ideally somewhere local because trying out different breakfast traditions is the best.)
Museum: (Best when you are bright and alert!)
Lunch: (Something along the sandwich/salad/soup spectrum so there's room for dinner)
Exploring: (This can be a walking tour or on your own. I tend to count things like gardens and aquariums here too. You could also see a second museum here if you wish.)
Sitting: (At a cafe or bar with friends or somewhere charming to read on your own. At this point in the day you will need to relax.)
Dinner: (Preferably a proper three course meal, but in some places something more casual might be more to your needs.
Entertainment: (For me this would be theater, movies, concerts, pretty much anything but mimes because they scare me.)
Therefore I have classified each place I've reviewed according to the above seven categories.

And now, without further ado, are:


Monday, January 19, 2015

In Which I Make a Modest Proposal

After finishing up my lovely sojourn in Sligo, I headed off to another gorgeous part of Ireland to take photos of grass. This time I was going to Killarney in the southwest. However, though Sligo and Killarney are both in beautiful patches of countryside, the similarities end there. Sligo is relatively undiscovered, but Killarney is one of Ireland's busiest attractions. If you go in the summer, as I did, you will find tourists everywhere. But just because a place is swarming with tourists doesn't mean that it isn't special and worth exploring on your own. My suggestions won't take you off the beaten track, but they will help you see a little bit of what makes this area so popular with people all over the world.
The Approximately Top Five Best Things to Do in Killarney Other Than Just Stare Out the Window At Scenery Like This:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

In Which I Arise and go to Innisfree

 The Only Guide to Sligo You'll Ever Need

Sligo is a lovely little town in the northwestern part of Ireland on the picturesque River Garavogue. It is most famous for being the home of poet William Butler Yeats. He referred to it as "The Land of Heart's Desire", which you might think would be overselling just a wee bit, if you have never been to this lovely gem of the Emerald Isle yourself. Arise, then and go to Sligo! You will be sure to have an amazing time if you stick to my...

Approximately Top Five Best Things to Do in Sligo

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In Which I Uncover a Secret Plot

The Approximately Top Ten Best Things to do in Northern Ireland

7. The Magical Village of Inniskillen

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In Which I Learn That Someone Has Beaten A Giant

The Approximately Top Ten Best Things to Do in Northern Ireland

The Pit of Despair!
 6. The Giant's Causeway

Monday, March 31, 2014

In Which I Do Not Fight City Hall

The Approximately Top Ten Best Things to Do in Northern Ireland

So much was good! In fact, I had such a good time that I hope this post convinces you to visit Belfast.