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Radio days

Hear, hear… no, not some warbling politicians but just a couple of good friends talking Travel.

Aileen Eglington put this relative radio tyro at ease on her Travel show Destination Anywhere on 93.9 Dublin South FM yesterday.

The hour positively flew by as we talked Turkey (Istanbul), LA and Anaheim and Lourdes.

And we interspersed it with a few songs….

Natasha Bedingfield’s These Words, happy memories from when she loved me, she loved me, she loved me, picking me and my purple beard out of the crowd as she sang Purple Rain, the Beach Boys’ Sloop John B which they sang at our set lunch in Anaheim and On The Road Again by Willie Nelson which always reminds me of the Camino and the Via Francigena.

So, thanks Aileen and until the next time…. tune into http://www.dublinsouthfm.ie/events/travel-show every Monday from 1pm-2pm.

MEET YOU ON THE RADIO AGAIN

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Let’s dance

Put on your red shoes (or blue suede) and dance the blues.

Thrust onto the dance floor at the http://www.travel media.ie Tourism Fiji evening http://www.fiji.travel at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin the other night got me thinking of how many times I have been put in that situation (shrinking violet that I am).

So to put a spring back in my step until my next adventure (two whole sleeps away) and to block out the dreary weather I give you a random round-up of dancing all over the world.

ORLANDO

Do’h dance: With Bart and Homer in Orlando

OK, it’s Bart doing er, well The Bart, but a much younger man, minus bandana and beard, got in on the fun at Universal Orlando http://www.universalorlando.com.

The best way to do it is through Attraction Tickets Direct http://www.attractionticketsdirect.ie.

And I guarantee too that your feet won’t stop tapping when you visit Pat O’Brien’s bar on CityWalk and listen to their duelling piano players. And then there’s the karaoke venue CityWalk’s Rising Star when I was lauded for my rendition of a girls’ anthem, although these two will fall into a singing category which I will bring to you too. Again visit http://www.universalorlando.com.

BARBADOS

Yer bum!

No, not me, but the basic rule of dance as taught to me by the wonderful Bajan aerobics instructor Sue who set me up for the Barbados carnival Crop Over.

A little bit of rum helps too as taught to me by my half-Scottish half-West Indian pal Jevan who took me liming and jumpin’ and to Foreday Morning.,

Relive it with me on https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/rihanna-in-barbados/(opens in a new tab) and how I went back for more https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/my-kiss-with-rihanna/(opens in a new tab).

And visit http://www.visitbarbados.org.

LAS VEGAS

Bright light city: Vegas with Cami

Again one that probably belongs in another section… let’s call that Babes On The Road which I’m still compiling for you.

But I danced with Cami from Utah and this being Vegas I might even have proposed and be still legally married.

The full gory details are on https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/vegas-strip-the-light-fantastic/(opens in a new tab) And visit http://www.lvcva.com.

PORTUGAL

Smashed it: With Judy Murray in Portugal

Cha-cha charmed! Judy Murray gave me a tennis lesson in Quinto do Lago.

But I was just as eager to brush up on my steps with the Strictly legend.

Visit http://www.quintadolago.com.

I’ll dig out our old routine and brush it up with the review of Sportugal I did. In the meantime keep dancing.

And how about me and Rosie for Strictly Come Dancing in the new season.