Europe / Food & Beverage / Travel / Travel Tips

Learning and Libations at Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse:

The Fascinating Story Behind Ireland’s Liquid Legend What is the proper way to drink Guinness? Well, you reverently place your lips to the rim of the iconic glass, draw up some of Ireland’s magic brew through the foam cap at the top, then work your way down to the last silky drop at the bottom. […]

Europe / Hints for Happier Travels / Travel Tips

When Travel Hands You a Lemon, Juice It:

Putting Preparedness, Resiliency and Flexibility to the Test. They say shit happens, and it just did. Instead of reading about our fabulous experience at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, you are about to read about one of our few travel lemons, and how we plan to handle it. Introducing Our Lemon Yesterday was a beautiful […]

Road Reads / Travel Tips

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

Book Cover as Displayed on Amazon (Artwork from the book published by HarperCollins)

A Tale of Dreams and Personal Legends It was Christmas, 2005, and one of my presents was an audio version of “The Alchemist” read by Jeremy Irons. Little did I know at the time what a precious gift it was. Fast forward to summer, 2006 when Simon and I were driving between Atlanta and New […]


Make a Viking Splash in Dublin:

A DUKW Operated by Viking Splash in Dublin (©

Family Fun on land and water. The weather was damp, cloudy with occasional showers – a typical day in Dublin – and we were going to be on the water as part of our Viking Splash Tours adventure. One way or the other, “waterlogged” was the operative word. When Simon, Otto and I began our […]


Winds of Change:

A New Year and a New Blogging Schedule. The SixLegsWillTravel blog has been a labor of love for over four years. I made a commitment during the first year to post once a week, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for over three years. Although I have enjoyed the relative safety of being my […]

North America

The Art and Heart of Michele Maring Miller:

Water Color of a Local Iowa Scene (©

An Amana Colonies Living Treasure In rural Southern Iowa lie the Amana Colonies – seven in all – where time moves slowly and sweetly. Among the gentle people, in the community of West Amana, live Michele Maring (pronounced Mah-ring) Miller and her husband David. Together they are the heart and soul of Michele Maring Miller […]


Farewell to a Beautiful Lady

Rachel Zibula at 100 years old

Central and South America / Europe / Middle East / North America / Travel

Taking Stock of 2017:

Sunset in Civitavecchia, Italy (©

The Good, The Great, and the Bittersweet As I write my last post for 2017, it’s 26˚F outside. There’s no snow on the ground, but it’s bloody cold! I’m sitting in the comfy recliner in my warm office, wrapped in a cozy blanket, lap desk and laptop resting securely on my knees. In an odd […]

Accommodation / North America / Travel / Travel Tips

Set Your Watch to Island Time at Hotel Tybee:

Your Gateway to Affordable Family Vacations. Surrounded on three sides by ocean, Tybee Island, Georgia is a beach lovers paradise. Every summer families, couples, and individuals flock to its shores in search of fun and relaxation. But not everyone enjoys crowds, humidity, and 100-degree temperatures. Not to mention high season prices for accommodations and activities. […]

Europe / Travel / Travel Tips

Hardship and Hope at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum:

Powerful and Poignant Accounts of Leaving Home and How the World Has Benefitted. Ireland is like a savory and sweet stew, composed of multiple textures and complex flavors. Throughout the last 700 years, the stew has boiled over, sending its contents out into the world to influence the flavors of other nations and cultures. The […]