Category: Anecdotes

an·ec·dote
ˈanəkˌdōt/
noun
plural noun: anecdotes
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.

That time I spent a few days in Dublin

It was an accident, really. A wonderful accident. We hadn’t planned on spending any time at all in Ireland as we had planned just to travel around Italy on this particular journey. However, when we found out we were going to have an overnight layover in Dublin, Ireland on our way home, it seemed like it was meant to be. We inquired with the airline if it would be possible to extend the layover by a few days and to our delight, they said it was possible.

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Life in California: Perceptions vs. Reality

I get a lot of different reactions from people when I tell them I’m from California. It’s interesting, because no matter where you go in the world, people seem to have an opinion about what California and Californians are like. Some people assume I’m rubbing elbows with movie stars and living the glamorous, “Hollywood” lifestyle. Others assume I must be some kind of a surf bum who smokes weed all the time and talks like a valley girl. Yet others still assume I must be snobby, or rich, or even a crunchy granola hippie. I’ve heard it all.

Stuck in a Rut? Travel!

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? I know I do. Sometimes, the routine of doing the same things day after day, driving to the same places, sitting at the same desk, eating at the same restaurants, and going out to the same places starts to get to me. It’s almost like a case of cabin fever, except the cabin isn’t just my home but the entire city. I get to a point where I need to get out and explore. I need to do something, anything, that’s out of my routine. It starts to ache I yearn for it so badly.

A Day in Australia’s Blue Mountains

The other day trip they took us on was to the Blue Mountains, which are just West of Sydney.The day started out with a lovely breakfast in Sydney, and then we were off to enjoy a day of exploration. First stop in the Blue Mountains was to see the famous “Three Sisters”, which is a pretty incredible rock formation with a beautiful mountain backdrop behind it. We first stopped at a lookout point near Katoomba where you can look out on the Three Sisters, and then ventured into a tourist park called Scenic World, which is a sort of cheeky name for what turned out to be a really fun place to hang out.

Let’s Stop With the Travel Snobbery

Look. Everybody is different. Some of us are privileged enough to travel far and wide, to all corners of the globe. Others are only able to do local road trips. There’s nothing that drives me crazier than somebody who spent their recent holiday trekking through the Amazon with nothing but a machete and a guide to edible plants hating on somebody who spent their holiday lounging at a resort by the pool, or camping in the local mountains.