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!

How to fly when you hate flying

If the idea of flying scares the bejeebus out of you, I feel your pain. I may love to travel but I absolutely hate flying. Unlike my Mom who flies like a pro, I’m terrified of heights (or more the fear of plummeting to my death). I also live with anxiety. This means that my [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Blog, Travel Tips|18 Comments

When in Turkey: Don’t jump!

I remember the doctor brushing the sand away from my backside, as I lay in the foyer. His needle at the ready. It was probably one of the most embarrassing experiences of my life and all over a miscalculation of a stupid jump! My memories of Turkey are limited but mostly tinged with amusement. There are [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog, Turkey|14 Comments

A caravan in Cork: A night full of laughter

As the rickety caravan swayed side-by-side and the rain poured down on our roof and into the back of our capsule, we couldn’t help but laugh. With the ocean at our doorstep, a caravan on the edge of the world (or so it felt), was the perfect place to bond. It was a bit bonkers [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog, Ireland|21 Comments

“And that was the 7th time I died”: Rated and Reviewed Game of Thrones Tour in Belfast

Greetings! Before we begin this Game of Thrones review, let’s start with the quick and non-TV spoiler review of the tour: We (Úna-Minh and my partner) chose to do the Belfast Winterfell Locations tour with Game of Thrones Tours, costing us £40 each. In brief: yes, it was 100% worth it! As non-drivers, we got [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Blog, United Kingdom|2 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: The Titanic Experience in Belfast

“Take a left, and then another left and then a right and head straight on and keep going on and on and you should see it on your left!” The Belfast accent was so strong that it left me spluttering through my words. Gripping my map and determined not to make some touristy mistake; I [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Blog, Ireland, United Kingdom|2 Comments

10 Great Things to Head to in Dublin this December

Are you sitting at home twiddling your thumbs? Wondering what Dublin could possibly offer you this December? Fear not! I know that we’re already a few days into this Christmas month, but there are so many great and curious things on in Dublin city at the moment that I couldn’t resist putting together a short [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Blog, Favourite Things, Ireland|0 Comments

Tales from Italy: Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be

“You must stay on the board” “Really??” I exhaled with frustration. Stressed out in the Mediterranean Sea in Italy wasn’t how I imagined how my holiday was going to be. After all, in 2003 I was just a teenager and had more of a concern about the local Italian, Raphael who was ridiculously handsome in [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Blog, Italy, Places We Love, Tales from Abroad|10 Comments

Your vote is needed: Help me get to Kerala!

Kerala Blog Express is an initiative by Kerala Tourism that offers travel bloggers an opportunity to take part in a two-week road trip through north and south Kerala in India. On a whim and tipped off by Breifne Earley in the Irish Bloggers group, I decided to put my name forward for this, thinking nothing [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Blog|4 Comments

Tales From Abroad: Behind the clicks of our cameras were Vietnamese women full of life – now gone

At 5pm the government's megaphone blared out messages of the day. “Propaganda!” our Vietnamese guide mused, as we stared across the rice fields. A spike in the grass, the speaker was hoisted atop dark juts of metal - a stark contrast to the beauty that surrounded it. Mom has always been an adventurer and I [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Tales from Abroad, Vietnam|3 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: Six Places We Stayed in Along the Wild Atlantic Way

It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since our Wild Atlantic Way journey. You probably noticed that I took a bit of a break from blogging to recalibrate (the irony being that my idea of recalibrating was to dive head first into other projects). There’s so much still that I want to [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|4 Comments