May 2, 2018

So I was off to see the Shire (of Lord of the Rings fame); however, I must have not set my watch on New Zealand time after hopping a flight from Melbourne, Australia the day before. I missed the bus to where they filmed the Hobbit's home village -- it was probably too touristy anyway, so I took a mindful moment to center myself, not to be disappointed on my best laid plans, breathed in and out and took a bus in the opposite direction. To where? I had no idea, just to the end of the line....

April 24, 2018

I love surprise detours and the Russia Metro System was one of the best. I believe in using public transportation wherever I go because that is where you get to meet the real locals. I have seen a lot of Metros and most are what you envision, some cleaner than most, others not so much and ads galore splattered on ugly colored tiles, maybe even a "pizza rat" or two. A little birdy told me to take a look at one or two of the Metro stations in St. Petersburg so I did and just the two that I saw wer...

April 6, 2018

On the banks of the River Thames, outside of the hustle and bustle of London is Greenwich. This ship in the bottle, a smaller version of the 19th century British ship, sits outside the National Maritime Museum. The actual restored version sits off the River Thames. This is only a small portion of what Greenwich has to offer. A nice view of greater London sits right outside the amazing classical buildings of the Old Royal Naval College where I immediately got lost in its cavernous halls. An even...

March 14, 2018

And neither should you on the upcoming St. Patrick's Day (or any other day for that matter)! You might not have sheep to slow you down and protect you from oncoming traffic. This little photo is on a trip from Ireland's Powerscourt Gardens with a little detour to some monastic ruins in Glendalough. This little military road over the Sally Gap was our way back to Dublin, hopefully before nightfall as some stubborn sheep refused to move and any honking just made the sheep more determined...

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Travel. It's my life's blood. If I don't board a plane, hop a train, or make a wrong turn, I don't feel like myself. I love getting lost!

                            - b.l. richards 

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