Excuse the interruption to our regular broadcasting on this blog, had that little addition to the family to first prepare for and then welcome into the world. He’s doing great and we’re actually getting more than three minutes sleep a night, which is nice! Almost finished with the Irish leg of our big trip from … More Ireland: Donegal & Tory Island
We continued our journey around the Wild Atlantic Way and headed for the beauty of County Galway. Given our tight schedule, we unfortunately didn’t have time to explore County Clare and the Burren. They’ll have to wait for another trip in the future. After stopping for a bit of a nap on the way, we … More Ireland: Inis Mór and Connemara
Tasmania has been punching well above its weight in the tourism stakes in recent years, winning accolade after accolade and putting itself firmly on the map when it comes to popular destinations. The growth in tourist numbers has been staggering and is continuing to rise with this year’s cruise ship season getting under way this … More MONA: A successful gamble
Another weekend and yet another awesome adventure in Tasmania. This past weekend I had the pleasure of tagging along on a trip with members of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science where my lovely partner Sinéad is doing some post-doctoral research. Our destination was Maria Island, a former penal colony off the coast of … More Hail Maria Island Full of Awesome, Heaven art thou among islands.
It’s a strange place to visit, old Alcatraz. Given what it was, it really shouldn’t be a tourist destination. And yet, millions of people go there every year to ooh and aah at the former homes of murderers, rapists and hardcore criminals. Hell, if you’re “lucky”, you can even have a chat with a former … More Welcome to the Rock
We of course all know Alcatraz as that island on which Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery saved us all from the evil Ed Harris. The Rock as it’s commonly known in both the movies and real life sits proudly in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Initially home to flocks of birds, it was first … More Around Alcatraz Island