Sometimes the theme song for a trip presents itself

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Brush with the Bruins

Combining our love for travel and our son’s love for the Bruins saw us heading to Boston a few weeks ago to visit family and hang out in the city.

For sure one of the highlights was the Bruins vs Leafs hockey game, where Declan was chosen (at random) to wait outside the home team’s dressing room and high-five the players as they went out onto the ice.

We thought we’d put together a little video (our first time experimenting with iMovie – yes, we are late adopters to techie stuff) to remember that fun evening. Enjoy!

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Photo of the Day: Milltown Malbay, Ireland

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Get out there and see the world – now!!

africa2009 048Came across this interesting piece about travel and regret. The bottom line: do it now while you can. Don’t put it off and court regret. Carpe Diem!

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Auschwitz: 70 years later

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. We visited the site 6 years ago. Some thoughts about our experience.

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Hill trek in Lettermore

Ireland is blessed with numerous hiking trails, walks and path of varying degrees of difficulty. Early one morning last spring, our hosts at the lovely Bayview B and B in Lettermore suggested that Declan and I might be interested in a hike up Cnoc Leitir Moir. So off we went to the local corner store for some water and energy bars for the climb.

The slope is gradual but steady. The terrain is rocky with some low brush. Declan and I did the walk in sneakers and didn’t find it overly demanding (Declan is 6).

I would highly recommend this walk to anyone visiting the area. The exercise and the view are equally great.

Take a look at our trek below:

 

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Photo of the Day: On the Inca Trail, Peru

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Hikers on the 42km Inca Trail that leads from Cusco to Machu Picchu, Peru

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