Literary Iceland

On Your Mark, Get Set, WRITE! The life of man is so short that ordinary people simply cannot afford to be born.” ― Halldór...

On Culture’s Trail

Travel Poetry for the Digital Age Every year for National Poetry Month, I enter the Library Hotel’s Haiku Challenge. The April 2015 contest, their...

Travel by the Book

The Literary Pilgrimage: From Brontëites to TwiHards by Michelle Smith, Deakin University Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”  ―Oscar Wilde When I first travelled...

Wild & Cultured Ireland

Kerry & West Cork, June 2016 Gold Boat Journeys is now taking reservations for a private departure of Kerry UnCorked, an active, car-free, 8-day...

Back to Ireland

 Say Yes to Bloomsday 2016 and yes I said yes I will yes” ― Molly Bloom in James’ Joyce’s Ulysses Gold Boat Journeys hosted its first...

Bloomsday or Bust

Bloomsday 2015 Meet Up: Dublin, Ireland, June 16-20 Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” ― James...

Michelin Boat

Lost without Michelin: Up a French Tollroad without a GPS I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I...

Encore Boat

Encore Nights: Discovering French-American Rhythms in Paris and Dakar Life is a lot like jazz–it’s best when you improvise.” ― George Gershwin “You realize...

Boatful of Fashion

Fashion Statements: Tradition, T-Shirts and Cultural Confusion in Dakar If the eyes do not admire, the heart will not desire.” – Senegalese Proverb Packing...

Boatful of Relatives

Relatives On Board: How Family Shapes Tastes in Food and Travel  After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ―...