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!

A more conscious way to travel

A version of this piece was published in Fórsa Trade Union Magazine Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who is just 16 years old, has inspired millions to take global warming seriously. Her dedication and passion towards the environment have shown us all how we shouldn’t dismiss the strength of our younger generation. This year Greta [...]

By | November 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Where to drink the best coffee in Panamá City

Panama has the best coffee in the world. No seriously, they do, they even won a title for it. But I was astounded that so many didn’t know about it, myself included. I knew that there was a coffee scene in the country but it had never been on my radar. I hadn’t drunk coffee [...]

By | August 8th, 2019|Blog, Panama|0 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Panama 2019

I usually take one trip with my partner a year, and this year we decided to head to a part of the world that both of us had never visited. When we told people we were heading to Panama it was immediately followed by a ‘really?? What made you choose there?’ There were a few [...]

By | July 19th, 2019|Blog, Panama|1 Comment

The best of Ireland: Where to go this summer

A version of this piece was originally published in Fórsa Magazine Though the glamour of hopping into a convertible and driving into the sunset on the Continent may be possible, travelling aboard may not simply be feasible for everyone, especially with those with children in tow. But the truth is, you don’t need to look [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Favourite Things, Ireland|0 Comments

The Tour Groups we used in Vietnam 2019

We just used two tour groups for our trip this year but one thing that we got a real experience for, was how to just wing it. The first tour group we used was tricky to decipher because it was through Viator (a tour aggregator company whose parent company is Trip Advisor). The reason we [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Vietnam|0 Comments

Vietnam 2019 in Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE02UXaVCHk Here's a whirlwind video of our recent trip to Vietnam. I filmed this all on my iPhone 6S and edited it when I was home! It's in the Irish language but there are English subtitles available. Hope you enjoy this and feel free to leave a comment or ask any question about our trip. [...]

By | April 5th, 2019|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Vietnam 2019

We’re back from an incredible trip to Vietnam. As Irish people whose burning point sits around the 24-degree mark, March was an ideal time to travel there (though we’re considering April next year for a bit more sunshine). We stayed completely in northern Vietnam this year because along with holidaying, we were also in the [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

Where in the world? Our Trips and Travels in 2019

Let’s cut to the chase - where do we plan on going this year? So far, I have two trips booked. This March (and following our “every two years” trend), Mom and I are heading back to Vietnam. This will be the 5th time I’ll be back and Mom’s 6th; the first when she was [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

Top Summer Holiday Destinations 2019

A version of this piece was originally posted in January 2019's edition of Fórsa Magazine. See more on their website here.  New Year celebrations have come and gone and for many of those still easing themselves into 2019, it’s time to book their travels in anticipation of the summer. While places like Alicante, Tenerife and Barcelona [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

Customs and Manners: Looking at etiquette around the world

A version of this article was originally published in Fórsa Magazine To tip or not to tip? Is it rude to make this gesture? When it comes to etiquette while travelling, it often involves you being aware of the silent, unspoken “rules” of the community and one country that takes pride in its rules is [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments