i go places. 

then i write about it.

August 8, 2018

It's true. I, Marian Holmes, completely failed to see the 20-foot Duck-shaped building on the side of the road... even though it was the only reason we had driven to Flanders in the first place, and my GPS was set to bring us right to it. 

Michelle's response to my...

September 12, 2017

"Getting lost is a mindset, not necessarily an act of being physically unaware of your location."

It's not so easy, getting lost, especially since there's always a GPS in your pocket. Nowadays we're constantly plugged in and plotable... but there's something to be said...

September 5, 2017

Turning the corner, we find ourselves facing a neglected, leaf-strewn courtyard. 

"I told you!" I shout over my shoulder. "This isn't the exit!"

"Yes it is!" my mother shouts back, her cheeks reddening from pride and effort, as her replaced knee struggles to keep up with...

August 11, 2017

Tucked away, just 70km northwest of Dublin, is the tiny, and tidy, village of Moynalty. Famous, and basically only ever talked about, for its Steam Threshing Festival, Moynalty is a quaint and underrepresented corner of the Boyne Valley.

"As a traveler you often re...

August 8, 2017

As a young'un, I told my mom that I wanted to roller-skate down the aisle at my wedding. I told her that I wanted to be a single-mother and a trucker (I'm not sure which of these should have been the more blaring sign that I was queer...), and I told her that...

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Globetrotting Diction On A Five Figure Salary

I always dreamt of visiting all seven continents; I always knew I'd never make near a seven-figure salary. They told me to keep dreaming -- I told them to watch me go!

Hey, I'm Marian! I go places. Then I write about it.