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 […]

Read More

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; […]

Read More

Review – Clonmacnoise Christian Site

The view of the Shannon Clonmacnoise Offaly Ireland

It’s difficult to throw a stone in rural Ireland without hitting a sacred ruin — in fact, before you chuck that rock, look closely, as it might just be a piece of an old abbey or a pre-Christian stone circle. Those looking to visit such a site have no shortage of options; the country has dozens of […]

Read More

Writing Music: The Atomic Bitchwax

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series 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. This is another band that I hoped […]

Read More

Beach Vacation Getaways in Daytona Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Boca Raton

8915498756_29bb8b9582

There’s no getting around it: The Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida have some of the best beaches in North America—especially for those who want a relaxing, luxury getaway. Without dropping the extra money for a flight to Hawaii or Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, you can enjoy a top-tier beach vacation in Florida in one of these […]

Read More

Scenic Hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Grand Canyon

15542832335_47756f7534

Arizona has something to offer travelers of every taste. Extreme adventurers can climb high mountains and deep canyons, while culture vultures can experience top-notch music, theater, and shopping in the state’s major cities. Whatever your own personal travel style, when booking your own Arizona adventure, consider staying at one of these five affordable favorites. A Classic Route […]

Read More

Easter Rising Self-Guided Walking Tour, Kilmainham

Goldenbridge Cemetery Richmond Barracks Dublin Ireland

You’re a young, energetic Irish upstart in the early twentieth century, your friends have always told you you’re full of piss and vinegar. You’re probably a member of Dublin’s working or middle class. You’ve seen a lot in your twenty- or thirty-odd years of life in Ireland: political strife, labor disputes, British forces tightening the screws […]

Read More

How to Visit Cuba on a Budget

cuba-1073431_640

This post was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on April 12, 2016 by TheHipmunk. Editor’s note: As of Aug 31, 2016, direct flights from the US to Cuba are taking off for the first time since 1961. Flights to Santa Clara, Cuba Now that Cuba’s tourism industry is up and running, we’re doing everything we can to […]

Read More

Hipmunk Hotels: Find convenient accommodation in Rosemont, Troy, Kansas City, and More

2130562655_b9cce2b95f

This post was originally published on Montenegro.com Blog – English on August 2, 2016 by Montenegro.com blogger. Visit the City of Chicago and Stay in Rosemont, IL Rosemont, Illinois has all the characteristics of a small community, but due to its excellent location, which means only five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown, the […]

Read More

Writing Music: Armored Saint

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series 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. Before I even fire up the first […]

Read More

Review – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

View from the chair lift at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Colorado Springs

Tucked away on the leeward face of Cheyenne Mountain, overlooking Colorado Springs and the Eastern Colorado plains, is a family-friendly animal attraction that takes full advantage of its picturesque setting with wide-open viewpoints, a thrilling aerial adventure, and more than a little slimy giraffe tongue. A zoo with a view At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you’ll begin your […]

Read More

Writing Music: Anvil

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series 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. Now this is what I’m talking about! This […]

Read More

Follow Five Suitcases

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssinstagram
Follow

What I’m reading now