Category Archives: Ireland

Lessons from Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail


Many of us are familiar with Boston’s Freedom Trail – a walking tour that takes one to famous sights ranging from Paul Revere’s home to the Old North Church to the Boston Massacre site to Bunker Hill. Virtually anyone growing … Continue reading

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Global geography of Google Data Centers


As Google continues to grow, Panethos thought it would be interesting to see where their data centers are geographically situated around the planet. Enjoy! Here’s a weblink to a map created showing these locations: https://www.zeemaps.com/edit/ZzqsVqTQ9ks98clePqx4vQ Asia Changhua County, Taiwan – opened … Continue reading

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Sky-high Ferris wheels – latest urban fad?


Until the past few days, I had not realized how many cities have added an enormous Ferris wheel as an urban attraction. Yes, I knew of the London Eye and even visited it myself in 2008, though the queue and … Continue reading

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California Zephyr dreamin’…on such a winter’s day


Greetings from Boulder, Colorado, everyone! This evening I will be boarding Amtrak’s California Zephyr in Denver for the trip back east into the polar vortex. Not to say it’s not plenty cold and snowy here, but in comparison to what … Continue reading

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Europe’s busiest passenger seaports


The Eurostat data below from 2011 includes both ferry and cruise ship passenger data.  It is interesting to note that despite completion of the Chunnel between the United Kingdom and France, Dover remains the busiest passenger seaport in Europe and … Continue reading

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Dublin’s astounding coastal cliff hikes


During our recent weeklong Ireland adventure, we decided to bypass most of the traditional tourist-oriented sight-seeing of Dublin and instead concentrated two half-day cliff hikes (Greystones to Bray and Howth Head). Were we ever glad we did! Not that Dublin … Continue reading

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More images of Ireland


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Postal pedal power!


Observing the custom of postal delivery by bicycle-mounted carriers for An Post in two different Ireland cities last week (Ennis and Killarney) had me wondering why in the world this is not a more common method of delivery here in … Continue reading

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Applying smart commute to travel


We were very pleased and proud to utilize forms of smart commuting for our entire trip to/in/from Ireland last week. The following is a breakdown of our smart commute trips during our eight days of travel: Commuter rail – 4 … Continue reading

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The loveliest commuter railway of all


I will grant that I have not ridden every commuter railway line on the planet, but one would find it hard to find a one any lovelier than the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) line that extends 17 miles from Dublin’s … Continue reading

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