Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

Book Review – Richmond Barracks 1916: “We Were There” – 77 Women of the Easter Rising

"We Were There," available in paperback now

“The old idea that a woman can only serve her nation through her home is gone.” —Countess Constance Markievicz, Irish social activist, revolutionary, and politician We are currently in the middle of a big decade for Ireland. From 2012–2022, the modern Republic of Ireland celebrates the 100-year anniversaries of the some of the most important moments […]

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The Changing Moods of Valentia Island

The Skelligs Bray Head Valentia Island County Kerry Ireland

I’ve had some time to rest after the surprisingly strenuous climb of Mullaghmore in the Burren yesterday. The four of us — my brother, his two friends, and myself — are now at the very tippy tip of the Iveragh Peninsula, home of the famed Ring of Kerry. But we’re decidedly off the beaten track now; […]

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Hipmunk’s Guide to Landing the Lowest Summer Airfare

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This article was originally posted on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on April 12, 2016 by Kelly Soderlund. Gas prices are down, the temperature is heating up, and travelers are inevitably looking to take advantage of both this summer. In fact, with all the sunny news about oil prices you may be itching to plan an escape […]

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Writing Music: Aerosmith

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series of discovering and reviewing heavy metal bands in the order in which they appear in The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal by Daniel Bukszpan. Check out the rest of the series and stay tuned for new reviews each week. Until I finish this book, stay heavy, my friends. Another massive, mainstream, marginal metal band has […]

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Hipmunk Hotels: The Best Inns In Grand Forks, Duluth, Lansing & More

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This article was originally published on They Get Around on May 7, 2016 by They Get Around. The Midwest is a great place to visit for a family holiday or short getaway. It’s known for its pretty natural scenery and an abundance of historic churches and art galleries — but there are plenty of hidden […]

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The Best Hotels for Philadelphia Sports Fans

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Philadelphia has something to offer travelers of all tastes: History fans can take their pick of museums and important points of interest; foodies can sample award-winning, modern cuisine in one of Philly’s many famous restaurants; and wannabe movie stars can recreate the montage from “Rocky” at the top of the 72 steps in front of the Philadelphia […]

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Writing Music: Acid King

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series of discovering and reviewing heavy metal bands in the order that they appear in The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal by Daniel Bukszpan. Check out the rest of the series and stay tuned for new reviews each week. Until I finish this book, stay heavy, my friends. This week, I’m getting back to […]

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St. Audeon’s Church

St. Audeon's Tower from the west gate Dublin Ireland

Tourists of all faiths — and levels of dedication thereto — form long lines to visit Dublin’s two most famous cathedrals, pulling out fistfuls of hard-earned scratch for the privilege. Unfortunately, many of them have no idea that there is another city centre church, nearly as old as St. Patrick’s and Christ Church, with no shortage […]

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Writing Music: AC/DC

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series of discovering and reviewing heavy metal bands in the order that they appear in The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal by Daniel Bukszpan. Check out the rest of the series and stay tuned for new reviews each week. Until I finish this book, stay heavy, my friends. So, it’s come to this: AC/DC. […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Conquering Comic Con

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The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on April 13, 2016 by THEHIPMUNK Another year, another multitude of Comic Cons to attend. Whether you’re hitting up the mother of all Cons in San Diego, cosplaying in NYC, or attending a smaller Comic Con in Grand Rapids or Amarillo, the following strategies will help ensure that you have […]

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