On my way to visit Mom and Dad in Ireland, I had to hop a bus at the Dublin airport and ride it across the country to Galway. Now, I’m not great in new situations, especially foreign ones, but I did some research about the bus company and depot ahead of time and even ordered by ticket online at JFK during my 12-hour layover. By some miracle I gathered my bags and made it to the bus without incident. They accepted my e-ticket and I boarded, even getting a fantastic glimpse of the rising sun over the Dublin bridge as we started out. I took a little nap on the way across the country, and got off the bus to meet my parents.