Magic Language Translation App…

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... Introducing Word Lens Translator.Not since opening automatic doors with "the Force" have I felt like such a wizard.Word Lens is a Google translation app that "instantly translates printed words with your phone’s camera." Once downloaded to your phone you can immediately see the translation on your screen without being connected to a network.Available language pairs: English ⇆ Russian English ⇆ Spanish English ⇆ French English ⇆ Italian English ⇆ German English ⇆ Portu … [Read more...]

Wanderlust Wednesdays…

Portofino

... It has been decided. I will retire in Italy and never want for Prosecco.I don't know how to accomplish this goal but I will. Oh, I will. … [Read more...]

indulging my wanderlust…

Stitched Panorama

... Aerial Panorama Gallery. See 360° panoramic photos of some of the most beautiful places in the world. … [Read more...]

Wanderlust, County Roscommon…

County Roscommon

My grandmother was born in County Sligo. One day I'll get to Ireland and have a Guinness in a real pub. If I book now for October I can get to Ireland for less than $400. Of course, if I book now for August [hurricane season] I can go to Puerto Rican for $150. Decisions, decisions.Right now I'm so poor the closest I'll get to a foreign country is drinking imported beer.Bottoms up.Sixteen months to Santiago de Compostela and counting... … [Read more...]

WYD buzz…

January 16, 2011. (Romereports.com) World Youth Day in Rio is still over a year away, but some cities are already putting their name out, hoping to host the World Youth Day after Brazil. Right now the most popular city is Krakow, Poland.The WYD event following Rio 2013 is the one where I plan to take my son. We'll be joined by a friend and his family with boys the same age as mine. I'll be pleasantly surprised if Krakow is selected as the hosting city. Jesus told me to go Poland after … [Read more...]

Buen Camino…

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... Jesus wants me to go on Camino. He keeps sending me these little signs, like the friendly Episcopalian I met at a Catholic Church who told me about the Camino he and his wife made. I mean really, the odds of that encounter.I enjoyed all his magnificent stories and when he got up to leave he said "You know, you are already a peregrino. The minute you decide to make the journey your pilgrimage starts. You're saving money and training for the Way, that's part of the journey too." Then he g … [Read more...]

Crescat Travels…

The first miracle performed by Jesus was making more booze to keep the party going.

... I get some of my best ideas bellied up to a bar with a pint in hand. It was Jesus Himself who told me to go on Camino over a nice frothy Guinness.So there I was, enjoying a nice full pour of Brother Thelonious Ale [which tastes like chocolate milk with a ABV of 9.3% so be careful], discussing with a friend how to bring my latest scheme plans into fruition. For some time I had been toying with an idea of starting a North American pilgrimage tour company. The idea started during a few … [Read more...]


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