Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

Writing Music: Bad Company

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. For me, the music of Bad Company […]

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Cycling the Aran Island of Inishmore

Cliffs on Inishmore County Galway Aran Islands Ireland

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Without waiting to hear the quick sales from the row of brochure-waving pitchpeople on the gangplank, I’m smiling and grabbing every one — boat rides, bike rentals, restaurants, snorkeling adventures — doing my best impression of Will Ferrell in Elf as young, naive Buddy builds his own impressive collection of ad […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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Scenic Hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Grand Canyon

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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Visit Cuba on a Budget

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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