Natural Destinations Around Hilo

May 25, 2016 – We stayed at another Air BnB property, this one in Volcano, HI.  Our accommodations were a small but functional guest cottage, set in the middle of the rain forest that is on this part of the island.  There were orchids growing on the trees and a small koi pond outside our door.  On…

Extra Life 2015 Recap

November 7-8, 2015 – For my third year of Extra Life, I participated from our new home in Idaho. Louisa and I played a variety of games over the 2 days, including the following: Tales from the Borderlands (PS4) Rocket League (PS4) Magika 2 (PS4) Trials Fusion (PS4) Ticket to Ride (Tabletop) Love Letter (Tabletop) Halo:…

Ireland 2014 Photo Gallery

I lied about the Dublin to Boston article being our last for the trip. Here is one last post highlighting the images that we posted for Ireland. This is a new post format that we are trying out, so feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

Dublin to Boston

December 1, 2014 – Today was our last day in Dublin, so we had to pack as much into the morning hours as possible. After grabbing breakfast at the hotel, we schlepped our bags on the bus and made our way to city center. Same rules apply… hold on to any handrails you can find…

Kilkenny Castle and Smithwicks

November 30, 2014 – After multiple days of getting up early, could this finally be the day where we get to sleep in past 7:00? Nope. Instead, we had a 9:10 train to catch and had to walk 3 miles to the station because the buses weren’t running yet. 6:30 it is!  This time, we would…

Train to Belfast

November 29, 2014 – After sticking around the southern part of the island for the last 2 days, we decided that it was time to go to Northern Ireland and Belfast. Because it’s a 3 hour ride, we had to get up early to make the train and take advantage of as much daylight as possible….

Limerick City

November 28, 2014 – Do you remember when you had to stand in long ticket lines to order and pick up tickets for that early train ride that you had to wake up at 5:30 to catch? Yeah, we don’t either. We’ve always used online ordering and automated pick up machines to get our tickets, and today was…