Clanlands Published on November 3, 2020 Pages: 352 THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon. Two men. One country. And a lot of whisky. As stars of Outlander, Sam and Graham eat, sleep and breathe the Highlands […]

National Zoo

There were more than just trashy animals at the National Zoo. Of course the main draws are the real animals. The National Zoo is famous for their pandas. It was hot.   They were sleeping inside. It was so hot that […]

The Hick’s Guide to Uber

I love public transportation. I live in an area where it isn’t developed enough to make it a practical option for everyday living so when I travel to a city with a good system, I love it. We went to […]


SEAsoned by Victoria Allman Published on 2010-12 Pages: 200 Buy on Amazon Victoria’s Recipe for Marriage: Take two adventurous newlyweds and place them on a floundering yacht where the wife is the chef, and her boss, the captain, is also […]

The Road to McCarthy

The Road to McCarthy by Pete McCarthy Published on February 1st 2005 Pages: 384 Buy on Amazon Pete McCarthy established one cardinal rule of travel in his bestselling debut, McCarthy’s Bar: “Never pass a bar with your name on it.” […]

More Ketchup than Salsa

More Ketchup than Salsa by Joe Cawley Published on December 9th 2013 Pages: 253 A hilarious insight into the wild and wacky characters of an expat community in a familiar holiday destination, More Ketchup than Salsa is a must-read for […]

The Year of Living Danishly

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell Published on February 1st 2015 Pages: 304 Buy on Amazon When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a […]

Castle Noel

I am the most hum-buggiest of people in December. I don’t like hub bub over Christmas. My house is decorated against my will. So when I was told that there was a Christmas themed memorabilia place a few towns over, […]

Eating in England

The main reason that the husband didn’t want to go to England with me is because he declared that there was no food in England. That surprised me because I haven’t heard of their famine, the poor souls. He likes […]

ABCs of Travel

Inspired by Amy A) Age you went on your first international trip: 17.  I went with a group of language students from my mother’s school on a trip through Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.  It was a few months after the […]

What I Did Instead

Once upon a time there was a boy who wanted to marry a girl. The girl was perfectly content to continuing living with him forever and ever without being married but the boy wore her down and she finally agreed. […]

Busch Gardens

This is the only time of the year when the Florida theme parks are bearable. It isn’t crazy hot and there are no crowds. I love it. Yesterday I went to Busch Gardens in Tampa. I love tortoises. I love […]

Vacation Fitness

Hey, I went on vacation! Here’s some photographic proof! The picture above is a view of the beach at the Wyndham Resort on St. Thomas. The main thing that surprised me on St. Thomas was how expensive everything was. Food […]

Traveling While Forgettable

I’ve talked before about the problems I have because I’m forgettable. People who I’ve met several times will introduce themselves all over every time. I would make a master criminal if I were so inclined. The trip home proved it. […]

Jewelry Rant

I’m back. I wrote a few posts that flat out refused to post while on vacation so I’ll post them over the next few days. The big tourist thing to do here is buy jewelry. We did two days. of […]


zombieiguana.jpg Originally uploaded by spirit97 Wednesday We went to St John today which is the next door island. The ferry runs from Red Hook every hour. All the guide books said it cost $6.10 but it was actually only $5.00. […]

Day 2 – Monday

We started out this morning working out. Why, yes, we are freaks – why do you ask? The SO went to the gym but I can’t focus there so I went to the 1/3 mile fitness trail. I may have […]

Do you like pina coladas?

Do you like pina coladas? Originally uploaded by spirit97 If so you’d love our trip so far. I’m sitting in a bar in Red Hook drinking pina coladas because it is pouring rain. Everyone sing along – "Do you like […]