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

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

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

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

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

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

19 Tips for Safer Travel Abroad

“Do you remember the way back to the hotel?” Whether you’re looking for a week in Spain or heading on a three-week stint in Thailand, one of the most important things is to be prepared! As seasoned travellers, Mom and I have had many experiences abroad and thankfully we've never had any major mishaps. Here [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Blog, Travel Tips|1 Comment