About Una-Minh

Hello! Úna-Minh is a journalist, social media consultant and virtual assistant who loves (you guessed it) TRAVEL. She also feels a bit strange writing in the third person so she’ll stop that now. You can find out more about me and my Mammy in the about section of this blog!

Giving back: six charities we supported in Vietnam this year

“Pray for the dead. And fight like hell for the living!" - Mother Jones We’ve been back from Vietnam since the end of October and while we’re both settling into our normal lives at home, I’ve held off updating the blog a bit. Why? Well, we did so much over the course of the visit [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog, Vietnam|2 Comments

Eyemasks, Leg rests, Moneybags: 9 things we’re bringing to Vietnam

The deadline LOOMS. As I’m writing this I’m sitting on my bed with my suitcase close by. It’s packed with light clothes and other essentials but some of the most important things are going into my backpack. Over the years, we’ve picked up quite a few bits and bobs and tend to tweak each backpack [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|Blog, Favourite Things, Travel Tips, Vietnam|2 Comments

Countdown to Vietnam: 15 days to go!

Holy banana boats, the deadline is looming. This year I bought airline tickets for myself and Mom to go to Vietnam. This will be her fifth and my fourth time back and we've been slowly planning our trip for the past few months. You can read about last year’s trip here. Admittedly we’ve both been [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Blog, Vietnam|9 Comments

The Camino Diaries – The final steps into Santiago de Compostela

We left our suitcase at the bottom of the stairs, locked the door behind us and braved the drizzle. It was our final day of walking. “Goodbye Rua de Francos” we joyfully cheered, wiping away the morning sleepiness from our eyes. With just 11km to go until we reached our final destination, we were psyched. [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Blog, Spain|2 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Passing Padrón into Rua de Francos

Like all mornings on our Camino adventure, we got up early to make the most of the day. But leaving Caldas de Reis was in truth pretty terrifying because not only was it raining but the thunder and lightning were surrounding us. The ground was shaking with every thunderous boom and we had to be [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Blog, Spain|8 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Onwards to the Hot Springs of Caldas de Reis

With two days to spend in Pontevedra before we bustled to Caldas de Reis, we explored every nook and cranny. Pontevedra has traditionally been a trading city, a Galician port that was the hub of sea-trading activity. It’s lively with so many places to see including the gorgeous Parador Pontevedra; a haven that felt like [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog, Spain|17 Comments

13 Practical Tips for Walking the Camino de Santiago

Whether you’re looking for an adventure with friends, a bonding with loved ones, an enlightening experience or simply a challenge, the Camino de Santiago can be one of the most memorable walks of your life. But what is the Camino de Santiago I hear you ask? Also known as The Way of St. James (or [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog, Portugal, Spain|9 Comments

The Camino Diaries – The Long Slog to Pontevedra

After a much-needed siesta and shower in our hostel in Redondela, we managed to drag ourselves to the local supermarket to grab supplies. Our goal was to pre-make our lunches in advance of each walk so that we could snack along the way; something I’d recommend for future travellers! We spent the night in A [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog, Spain|13 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Road to Redondela

With an extra day in Vigo before Redondela in our hands, my friend Diana who’s also a fellow travel blogger offered to bring us on a spin to the beach. Praia de Nerga was close to Vigo and was a white sanded paradise away from the grey industrial port. The water was crystal clear with [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Blog, Spain|8 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Crossing the Border

Cheese drizzled with oregano and olive oil, prawns covered in garlic, the heat of the sun on our skin as the water lapped against the shore. This was the life! With our bags packed, boots on, and Google Maps firmly by our side our goal was to head across the border into Spain but not [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog, Portugal|10 Comments