Category: Travel

Japadog, Vancouver, BC

The 2010 Winter Olympics was held in Vancouver, BC. During the broadcast, NBC did a segment on the popular food cart, Japadog, which is a hot dog stand mixed with Japanese toppings.  This cart has multiple locations, and there’s always a long line wrapped around the corner.  Of […]

Ducks @ Philadephia

Part 2 of the Ducks Road trip. The Ducks hired a bus to take us to Philly. On the way there, Kris (Loomis) made a detour and and let us get bonafide cheesesteak sandwiches from either Pats or Geno’s.  The line at Pat’s was longer, so I went […]

Oct 9: Ducks Road trip to NYC

On Columbus weekend, a group of Ducks  fans went to New York City and Philadelphia to catch our team play at Madison Square Garden and Wachovia Bank arena. Karen, Jack, Alice and I flew in to JFK, and took a shuttle to the hotel.  Martin met us later that […]

Kissing the Blarney Stone in Cork

Another day of waking up early for a 8:55 am flight..this time to the city of Cork, which is where the Blarney Castle is located. It one of those bucket list items I’ve always wanted to do, and yet have no clue where Cork is. The locals say […]

Day 4: Oscar Wilde, shopping and churches

Today was the “meat and potatoes” of the trip, which include spending all day walking around the city.  We started off at Marion Square where we found the Oscar Wilde grave site. Then, we went onto Graton Street, which is a main shopping boulevard. We found Molly Malone, […]

Day 3: Back to Dublin

Who needs sleep during vacation? As Martin would say, you can sleep when you’re dead. We started off our day by waking up at 5:00 am to get to the Newcastle International Airport for a 7:55 am flight back to Dublin. Yes, 5:00 am.  Fortunately the Holiday Inn […]

From SFO to Dublin

We flew Aer Lingus from SFO to Dublin, non stop. The plane ride was actually not bad.. around 9 hours (give or take), and we arrived at 9:15 am local time. It would have been an easier flight if some 2 year old brat didn’t cry her lungs […]

Dec 18-23: New York City

Martin and I went to NYC from December 18-23. We took the red eye from LA and arrived at JFK at 7:30 am…. giving us only 4 hours of sleep (if that!). After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we sought out breakfast, and then went to […]

Juy 2008: Paris in July

In July 2008, I took Martin’s niece to  London and Paris for 10 days, as a high school graduation gift.  Sadly, this girl didn’t seem to appreciate the trip.  She complained about the food, about the City, and to top it off, I was chastized for doing this nice […]


DUCKS PRACTICE SESSION As part of the Ducks fan trip, the Ducks arranged to allow us to watch the team practice on Friday. After practice, the Ducks provided us with lunch and a team “Meet and Greet”.  The O2 Center Ice Meet and Greet luncheon George Parros and Corey […]