I’ve been a complete failure at posting about the travelling I’ve been fortunate enough to do this year, mostly due to laziness because I’m good that way. I only managed to post about the soccer-related portion of our trip to Boston, New York City, and Baltimore in July, but I also spent a long weekend in San Francisco in August after I got to go to San Diego for work, [...]
Hi. I am not dead. My sister Amelia and I spent last week following Liverpool FC on their North American tour because sports nerd vacations are evidently hereditary in our family. With games in Toronto, Boston, and Baltimore we managed to have a nice little trip down the Eastern seaboard. This is the soccer-centric component of the trip. [Click photos for larger versions; a few are by my sister.]
This week on poorly planned ticket sales: they announced that Liverpool would take on Spurs in Baltimore as part of their North American tour and naturally by the time I got home from work and heard about it, the LFC supporters section ticket allotment had already sold out in the pre-sale. How do you have a pre-sale for a game that just got announced today? Naturally, I panicked. Boston is [...]
A former coworker dropped by work today having returned recently from a two month trip to Europe. She mentioned that she had not at all enjoyed Paris and I expressed surprise as I remember really liking it as I apparently didn’t have any negative experiences the way she had. We talked more about her trip and then as if to refute my own previously stated enjoyment of the city, I [...]
Greatest decision I’ve made in the last two months? Deciding to go to Liverpool for a long weekend. We left Thursday, got back yesterday, and had a glorious two-and-a-half days in the city.
Today is my birthday and as such I set my alarm for 3:00am so that I could get up early and gift myself with a pair of tickets to the Liverpool vs Wolves match on September 23. I promptly called my sister at around 4:00am to tell her that I secured said tickets and now we are on our way towards planning a long weekend in Liverpool revolving around this [...]
London has approximately fourteen million museums and galleries, thus if you go you should visit that which interests you rather than that which other people tell you you must see. (These are not necessarily mutually exclusive things, of course.) You should also do the big museums at the start of your trip, because if you wait until the end you’ll be that person who manages to do the entire British [...]
I’ve been neglectful of posting about the non-Liverpool / Beatles portions of my England trip! As I did when I went to Spain, I think it’s easier to divide things up thematically, so today is General London Stuff For Which I Cannot Think Of A Larger Thematic Thread.
My love affair with the Beatles began when I was thirteen years-old and The Beatles Anthology aired on TV. I don’t want to put too fine a point on it but it CHANGED MY LIFE, and since that point I’ve wanted to go to England. London, yes, but more importantly Liverpool. As cheesy and touristy as it probably is, we decided to roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour to [...]
My England trip has been about fifteen years in the making and while I plan to post profusely about it, I’ve been tasked with writing about the Liverpool vs Tottenham match we went to because I have several people waiting to hear eagerly about the experience. So, footy comes first, accompanied by lots of pictures because I don’t want to disappoint anyone by leaving pictures out. (Click to enlarge!)