Category Archives: Travel

Electric Storm Knocks Out e-Tron Charger


Our Audi e-tron was running well after its trip from Ireland to the South of France until a power surge caused by a nearby lightening strike upset our day-to-day routine by knocking out the car’s charger. Audi helped get us back on the road, but we learned a big lesson. Continue reading

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Walking the Gettysburg Battlefield


A brief trip to America allowed me to visit the Gettysburg battlefield and walk part of the ground fought over by Union and Confederate troops in July 1863. Continue reading

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Driving to the South of France with an Audi e-tron


Driving long distances with a full electric vehicle takes more preparation than it does when driving a petrol or diesel car. Here’s what happened on a trip from Dublin to the South of France via the U.K,. Continue reading

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Visiting Skellig Michael


Skellig Michael is a small island off the coast of Kerry in Ireland. The monastic settlement on the island has been a world heritage site since 1996. It’s easy to see why. Continue reading

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Galapagos Photo Experiences


We recently visited the Galapagos islands. This blog post is a collection of photos from the trip, where I proved to fail to get anywhere close to capturing the Big 15 of Galapagos species. Continue reading

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Podcasts and Flights at Ignite 2017


Ignite Wind-down After a busy week in Orlando, I am in full wind-down mode and recovering from the Ignite 2017 conference. The event itself was excellent, but there were many complaints about how far attendees had to walk between the … Continue reading

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Heading to IT/DEV Connections in Las Vegas


The annual IT/DEV Connections conference takes place in the ARIA Hotel, Las Vegas next week. After the rush-and-bustle and massive scale of the Microsoft Ignite conference, Connections will be very different. Relaxed. Time to think. Time to chat. Time to … Continue reading

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Taking a NYC helicopter tour


As some of you might know, I’m not really into tourist-style activities. Sure, I do stuff as the need arises (or the mood takes me), but most of the time I avoid activities specifically designed to relieve tourists of their … Continue reading

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Visiting Utah Beach


In June, I wrote about a quick visit to Omaha Beach and the WN62 strongpoint. Normandy has five D-Day beaches and I visited Utah Beach, the second landing point for U.S. forces, the following day. It’s just taken me a … Continue reading

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Visiting Omaha Beach (WN62 and the American Military Cemetery)


For anyone interested in military history, a visit to Normandy provides an excuse to visit some of the World War II sites in the area. I have been visiting the area on and off since 1973 and think I have … Continue reading

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