Author Archives: Woody

About Woody

We are a couple who took the first step toward a life of traveling in May, 2015. Staying within the continental US, we amp'd the adventure-factor by traveling in a VW Vanagon, circa 1985. Our mission is to share irresistible and compelling stories conceived from this lifestyle of travel.

Travlin’ Jack

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Travlin’ Jack Three nights in Dingle town and we were becoming locals. This small coastal town boasts some fifty pubs yet we had only visited a handful. When pub crawlin’……. Read more »

The Strand

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Shearing WOODY~~~ Took a couple walks through Dingle town before I found the perfect place for a haircut. Funny, it’s on “the Strand”. Our B&B is on “the wood”. I’m… Read more »

Passports and Postcards

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One by one, I pick through the little tin box of postcards. Cards I have saved for years. Why? This was our little box of memories, relationships and dreams. Our… Read more »


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Remember that topographical globe sitting atop the bookshelf in the library at your grade school? That magical, mysterious sphere. I would hold up my index finger, close my eyes, dream… Read more »

Weird Portland Keep?

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Portland prides itself on its weirdness. You see it all over town- KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD stickers boasting the city’s penchant for its oddities. Some stickers word play on this slogan:… Read more »

Casey’s Paddle

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~~~Maybe Canoe Bay. Maybe someday, when I’m back in that neighborhood.  Sometimes you’re tossed the short end of the paddle~~~     Life isn’t fair. My friend Casey passed away last… Read more »

50 and Counting

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Last year, 2012, was a milestone year for Hali and me. We both turned 50!! The half century mark- WOW!! What a milestone. Maybe what is more incredible is that… Read more »

April Fool’s?

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Retire oversea for $700 a month? Hali brought home this clipping and right off the bat I thought, no way!! That’s $23 and some change per day. So it got… Read more »