“Is Pikachu the yellow fella?”: How Pokémon GO brought Mam and I closer

There’s a global phenomenon that’s sweeping the world at the moment, and if you haven’t heard about it you’re probably one of the very few. To say I’m a Pokémon-fanatic is an understatement. From the TV show and Pokémon cards to the games and the movies, it’s one of those things that remained a constant [...]

By | July 31st, 2016|Blog|9 Comments

What We’d Do Differently: Five Things That Went Wrong in Vietnam

We’d be lying if we said that our entire trip was peachy but then again that’s part of the adventure. While our blog diaries may have just lightly touched on some of the issues that occurred on our trip to Vietnam this year, there are certain things we learned there that will help our shape [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Blog, Vietnam|3 Comments

What’s in a name: Why is our blog called “Before My Mam Dies”?

For many, if you see the word “death”, “dying”, “dies”, “died” in a sentence you’re instantly taken aback. That’s understandable, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. When I, Úna-Minh, came up with the name of Before My Mam Dies, it wasn’t made as a decision to shock people. It was simply what [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Blog|7 Comments

20 Travel Movies That Will Give You Pure Wanderlust

Jeffrey L. Cohen - Bus from the movie "Into the Wild" Wanderlust can take over your mind and body and there’s nothing quite like that feeling. It’s a mixture of euphoria and longing, escapism and love. While we mightn’t be able to head to every country we’d like to, it’s still a thrill [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Blog, Favourite Things, Travel Tips|5 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: The Tour Groups We Used in Vietnam 2016

Oftentimes people don’t realise how much work goes into planning long-haul holidays. From confirming flights and hotels to paying off tour groups and liaising with airport pickups, a lot went into our three week holiday. In this post, we’re looking at each tour group that we used on our trip and how they fared in [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Blog, Travel Tips, Vietnam|1 Comment

Video Diaries 2016: From Ireland to Vietnam

From Ireland to Vietnam: Videos you say? Yes, videos! For those following us on snapchat during our Vietnam trip, you probably noticed me recording like mad! Normally I don't like vertical videos but because I took all the videos on Snapchat to save myself from being glued to my phone AND a camera, these compilations [...]

By | July 2nd, 2016|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments