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The ultimate Ireland road trip, in pictures

The ultimate Ireland road trip, in pictures

The ultimate Ireland road trip, in pictures - Our SiteFOR ME, the real Ireland is on the back roads. That’s the green isle I envision when I close my eyes, winding around its rocky coastline on tiny lanes lined with centuries-old stone fences. And that’s exactly what my fellow MatadorU faculty member Candice Walsh and I did this spring on a quest to uncover her Irish heritage.

Music festivals are fake and that’s okay

Music festivals are fake and that’s okay

In 1993, Pearl Jam put on a show in Indio, California, as an “up yours” gesture towards Ticketmaster, the corporation controlling most of the region’s music venues.Empire Polo Club had never hosted a concert before, and the town itself was at that time best known for its date palms and proximity to places people actually wanted to visit.

Fidelity to place: When the traveler finally settles down

Fidelity to place: When the traveler finally settles down

Wade Davis is describing the Sacred Headwaters, his words rolling like the wave trains of the Stikine. “Fidelity to place,” he says and I feel that longing, that insatiable ache.I have never had that fidelity to place. My life has been dedicated to the art of packing, to storage units and cardboard boxes.

Traveling in death’s shadow

Traveling in death’s shadow

MY WIFE ANITA and I walked wearily, as if in a trance, beneath the hanging yellow signs and brushed aluminum fixtures of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Bleary eyed, looking ahead, silent. The call had come just after midnight on Monday. It was Orsolya, Anita’s sister, and as if she already knew, Anita cried out, “Anya!

How to break up with someone while traveling

How to break up with someone while traveling

You’re sitting in a hostel in Marrakech and that perfect curly-headed Coloradan with gorgeous eyes plunks down beside you; a few days later, you’ve agreed to travel together, and a few months later, you’re holding hands and pretending you’re married when you try to check into hotels in India. You’ve traveled together, seen each other drunk, and had some really intense moments…but now the bloom is starting to wear off the rose.

This is what happens when you fall in love with a place [vid]

This is what happens when you fall in love with a place [vid]

Most of us have been there: hiking up a mountain to a 360-degree view, or kicking back on a white sand beach fronted by sapphire-blue water. You think, “this is the most amazing place in the world.” At least I do. The second thing I think is, “where did I put my camera?”Soon, images of the most incredible place on Earth are streaming onto my memory cards.