Jan Bono’s Blog

Arriving in Dublin

Living on the edge of the west coast, it's quite a stretch to get to Europe. My flight went from PDX (Portland, Oregon) at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, to JFK (New York) in 5.5 hours, but then I had a layover until 10:30 p.m., Eastern time. From there to Dublin was a 6.5...

Exactly where am I going?

Some say that taking a guided tour is for travel sissies, but I challenge them to keep up with our rigorous itinerary as we saw and did so many things I would have missed if I'd been there on my own. And having the added convenience of not worrying about any of the...

The Ireland Adventure Series: Introduction

Hello, Sportsfans! Yes, I've been off on another "passport required" adventure, this time to the beautiful "Emerald Isle." I traveled for the fifth time with YMT Vacations, mainly because I am comfortable with their commitment to showing me the greatest amount of...

Yes, I survived!

Hello Friends! I realize I dropped the ball here, and didn't let you know I'd come through the surgery okay. That was my bad... It's been 4 months now since they cut the tumor out of my heart. It was benign. I am "fine," but not fully recovered yet. It's still a long...

Something’s got to go…

Time to admit it: I am NOT Superwoman! Lord knows, I've desperately tried to keep up appearances, what with everything in my life I've been managing to juggle for quite a while now, but it's finally time to come right out and say I simply can't keep doing this!...

So who’s pulling YOUR plug?

A great number of sitcoms lately have made light of this very serious question. Or maybe I'm just acutely aware of them now that my own medical well-being is on the line. A week ago on "Mike and Molly," the entire plot revolved around how long it would take each of...

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