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Collecting Sea Glass: Regret and Travel

Written by Hank Martin in N. America, UK

When you walk a long stretch of beach on a windy day your footprints disappear as fast as you make them. The sand is wet and rough, like a dog’s tongue, and now and again you may spot a piece of sea glass. Sea glass is a small piece of highly polished glass. Formed over decades this glass is shaped by friction from currents sand tumbling waves. Smooth and cool to the touch, these shards look like gemstones with their deep blue, green and red colors. Because they are often very small you will miss some of these wonders while walking. But, if you walk long enough you will find enough to fill both hands. …

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Bagpipes, Scotch, and Unicorns!

Written by Payton Lee in UK

I would like to dedicate this post to my dear friend Gail who recently took her first European trip to Scotland. Gail’s love for horses centered her trip around traditional Scottish riding. After returning from Scotland, she told me all of the great things she had done and seen. I asked her what her most favorite part about Scotland was, and she gave me a simple, but perfect answer:  “How genuinely friendly everyone was.”  For any country this has to be the ultimate compliment. Thinking back to my own experiences there, I fully agree with Gail’s response, and so began this post with my inspiration from her tales of friendly Scotland.     Scotland is …

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Interviewing an Irish Woman

Written by Payton Lee in UK

Boy do we have a treat for you. She’s redheaded, bold, independent, and can drink a Guinness faster than you can you can say Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Pan interview with our dear Irish friend. How long have you lived in Ireland? On and off as a wee one. But most recently I was there from 2011-2013. What do you miss the most about Ireland? The long summer days spent with friends on the beach, BBQ-ing, chatting with friends and overall just having the craic. Irish summers are wonderful because the sun won’t go down until after 9pm, it’s never too hot, and there is always fun to be had. A true initiation into an Irish …