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|Who is Jerrold? Why did you make this site?
More than once I have received an e-mail with these questions and each time I stroke my head, trying to figure out how to reply. How much do people really want to know? How much information should I share about my family?
Let's start with what I am not; I am not a Travel Agent, employee of a travel company or an expert on Spain, Irish or Europian travel.
My wife and I during a wet day on the The Giants Causeway.
I am a guy that enjoys going to new places and learning about different cultures. I have a degree in Anthropology but due to my problems with learning languages, I never pursued a career in the field. Instead, I stumbled in to a career in Human Services. I have never been accused of being a great writer but people do seem to think I can make decent photographs. The "Arts" and photography have been an interest of mine since childhood, as have my interest in history and architecture. I see my central characteristic as that of an explorer.
My first stab at a website started in 1999 (see Traveling In Spain ) as a way to teach myself website design, and share with others some of my travel photos and travel experiences. My goals for my websites have evolved as time has gone on. Today, I look to the websites to fund my travel in Europe. I hope the websites will provide my wife and I income, and recreation, in retirement. I also hope my websites open up the possibility of European travel to people of all economic levels and "language" skills.
On March 21, 2003 my wife and I established the Limited Liability Company, Jerrold's Travel Guides, LLC with the hope of developing additional country guides to complement TravelingInSpain.com. In July of 2004 my family visited Ireland and in August of 2004 "Travels In Ireland" was born.
I am trying to make my websites consumer oriented. Like the visitor to my site, I am looking to obtain top value for money spent. While at the same time I am trying to figure out the best places to visit and the best ways to travel. I share my experiences (some mistakes) so others can learn from them. I prefer large photos of destinations, all on one page, because small photos just don't give one a good "feel" of the destination. As I can, I am testing the services of the travel providers and describing what I find. I also try to make clear, who you are dealing with when purchasing services, but given the nature of internet marketing, this is not always easy. I hope the visitor will use their own good judgement in using the comericial links and the information provided on my websites. My report is often from a one-time experience, your adventures with a service provider or travel destination may be different. Additional information can be found on the Disclaimer and Disclosure pages.
Ok, enough about me and the web site.
I always like to hear the comments and recommendations of visitors. I can be contacted by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Replies are dependent on how busy I am at any particular time.
Thanks for visiting and supporting "Travels in Ireland".