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Salem Witchcraft Memorial

One of the most photographed places in Salem is probably the witch trial memorial. It is a common stop for many when they come to Salem. Any tour of the city will likely include a stop there. I recently went back to the memorial for the first time in a long while. It is a [...]

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Dún Aonghasa The Edge of Europe

Dún Aonghasa is an ancient ring fort at the edge of Europe. The site has been in use for over four thousand years. It is a highly sacred place in Gaelic Folklore. If you were to go west from it you would not hit land until you reached Newfoundland. It is a powerful, remote, and [...]

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Howling Wolf Taqueria Salem,Ma

Howling Wolf is a casual dining restaurant in Salem,MA specializing in Burritos,Tacos, and all things Tex-Mex.The restaurant is across the street from the fire station and near artist row in Salem. There can be long waits to get a table at the restaurant, and do not bother calling to make a reservation because they have [...]

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Wall in The Halls of a Mall.

When you go to a mall you expect to see many things. Probably a Starbucks, a bunch of stores selling items, long hallways that are easy to walk down, people avoiding the heat or bad weather, teenagers being teenagers, and a Medieval wall that is from the medieval period of a city... Today I would [...]

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Beauty and History in one. Lynch Park Beverly

In the City of Beverly,MA there are many parks. The city at one point was calling itself the garden city due to the amount of green space in the city. There is one park that everyone who lives in Beverly will have been. Lynch Park is a large park/beach right outside of downtown Beverly that [...]

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A Cathedral to Culture; St.Patricks,Dublin.

When you think of an old Irish Cathedral probably the first image that comes to your head is of St.Patrick's Cathedral. St.Patrick's is built on the original site of the church from 850 ad. The church today serves a different role than it did back in the time of it's origin. It is one of [...]

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It’s a North Shore thing. ____ Famous Roast Beef

If there is one food trend that is not only unique to MA, but to the North Shore specifically; it is the number of Roast Beef and pizza places. They are everywhere, and whether it is Nick',Rizzo's,Kelly's,King's,Bill and Bob's,Peter's,Sammy's,Manny's, or any other many others there is one food that is king; The roast beef sandwich. [...]

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Life as An RPG- Talk to Everyone

Edge Of The World and Still Grouped up. One of the primary things that separates a traveler from a tourist in my eyes is how they interact with the places they go. A tourist may go to all the sites, but when they are done taking the picture; they will likely move onto being in [...]

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The Saddest Place In All of Ireland; Mutton Light Memorial

On my trip to Ireland I went to many wonderful places. I truly felt like i reconnected to a feeling that had been lost, a feeling that was slumbering for a long time. On Beltane I went to the Aran Islands, a place that felt as ancient as a place can feel. The next day [...]

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Familiar Friday;Danvers Rail Trail.

Today we will discuss the best way to cut through the town of Danvers, and even other towns. There is a trail known as the Rail Trail it cuts through all of Danvers and many other towns on the North Shore. It is a nice flat walking trail that is re-purpose of an old railroad [...]

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Wandering Wednesday’s;No Camera,No Problem

I take many photos when i am out and about. I find my photos help give people something to look at and go "ohh that's what it looks like", and generally improves the article quality. The thing is though I have no desire to go out and buy a camera, I find them unnecessary for [...]

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MainQuest Monday;Blarney Castle Grounds.

Blarney castle is one of the largest tourist attractions in the country of Ireland. The path most people take through it however is rather narrow. If you arrive on a tour bus you will likely be told you have x amount of time to see the grounds and walk around. Typically that finite amount of [...]

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Familiar Friday; Welcome to Dog Town.

Gloucester,MA is famous for many things. The perfect storm famously happened there, and the town is the definition of a quaint fishing village in many peoples eyes. Hundreds of thousands vacation is Gloucester every year, it is a wonderful city to spend a summer relaxing in New England. I could write many articles about things [...]

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Worldview Wednesday’s. What is Urban Druidry?

Over half of the world's Population lives in cities. Most people do not live out in the countryside anymore surrounded by nature, and even fewer live in such scenic places like county Kerry. The average view of what a druid is brings up images of old men in robes worshiping in a secluded forest around [...]

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The Lesser Known Memorial; Witch Trials Victim Memorial, Danvers

Anyone who has ever been to Salem,Ma likely has at-least seen the Salem Witch Memorial. It is on a side street near the Peabody Essex Museum, and features a stone tablet for each of the victims of the witch trials of 1692. It is a common tourist attractions, and has been in many documentaries on [...]