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!

Vietnam Diaries Part Four: Good morning Vietnam!

Through the dense humidity, the scent of spice, coffee and herbs shine through the streets of Hanoi. We perch ourselves delicately down on little stools, and soon steaming bowls of beef noodle soup sit with us. Around us are women barking orders at customers, weaving around scooters that are packed with families. BEEP! BEEP! BEEEEEP! is [...]

By | June 5th, 2016|Blog, Vietnam|2 Comments

Vietnam Diaries Part Three: T minus 11 hours

“I’m getting excited, are you?” That pretty much sums up exactly how I’m feeling! This morning I was up bright and early to check into our Air France flight, as they don’t allow you to choose your plane seats until 30 hours beforehand (we wanted decent seats!) For the past few days I’ve been struggling [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

The Ultimate List of Cheap Things to Do and See in Dublin

Are you a bargain hunter like me? Are you on a budget trip? Then this list is just for you! While there’s plenty of things to see in Dublin (and many free things too!), not all of them have to be expensive. It’s not about being stingy, it’s about being clever and making the most [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Ireland, Travel Tips|4 Comments

Vietnam Diaries Part Two: Just 11 Days to go…

It’s hard to believe that we’ll be in Vietnam in less than 2 weeks. So much has happened since then… For one, I left my job to travel (fingers crossed, full-time). I was also nominated for the Travel Media Awards that were held in the Westbury  Hotel (I didn't win but still had an amazing [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Blog, Vietnam|3 Comments

Guide: How to Apply for a Vietnamese Tourist Visa from Ireland

If you’re in Ireland and looking to sort out your Vietnamese Tourist Visa, then this is the guide for you because unfortunately, it’s not the most straightforward of processes! In this guide, we’ll go through all the steps it took us to successfully get our tourist visas. I was so annoyed with the process that [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Travel Tips, Vietnam|5 Comments

Hidden Ireland: Glanteenassig Forest and Lough Caum

Sitting on a bench and overlooking the water, there was not a sound to be heard but the whisper of the wind. “Off the beaten track”, is a phrase often used across many travel guides, and while some may be off the main road, they’re still very much touristy. Glanteenassig is certainly not that. While [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|2 Comments

Forget the Healy-Raes: Here are 10 Kerry people you should be talking about

Look media people, we get it, you think the Healy-Raes are embarrassingly hilarious, and yes, we know they’re from Kerry. But why is that the only thing you focus in on when you write about the Kingdom? Over the years, Co. Kerry has been the home to many passionate and inspirational individuals, who simply do [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Blog|6 Comments

The Ultimate List of Free Things to Do and See in Dublin

Despite being known as one of the more expensive destinations in Europe, Dublin is still a fantastic city that’s brimming with culture and a lot of heart. The truth is, there are actually so many things to do and see in the capital, that won’t cost you a cent (or at least just a small bus [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|Ireland, Travel Tips|10 Comments

Bits and Bobs: 8 Travel Essentials for Vietnam

It’s hard to believe that our June trip to Vietnam is less than 40 days away (I even had a dream last night about missing the flight – that was a nightmare!) Apart from light clothes, mosquito repellents, overseas plugs and sun cream, there are also some extra bits that we’re throwing in this time [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Travel Tips, Vietnam|2 Comments

Dying Matters: What Happens to Your Twitter Account When You Die

Continuing on with social media and dying matters, we’re moving onto another social network: TWITTER! Twitter has one of the simplest policies when it comes to the death of one its users, however, unlike Facebook’s Legacy Contact, you can’t officially appoint someone to look after your account (except at your own discretion). In the event [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Blog, Dying Matters|0 Comments