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!

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

Memories of India and the memory of a friend now gone

For some reason this week I found myself thinking about a friend of mine who passed this year. My memories are starting to get hazy and I do not wish for them to be so. We met in Kerala in 2017 and though our time was brief, I’ll cherish every interaction. Evelyn Ang Loo was [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog|4 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Japan 2018

This year myself and my partner headed on a three-week trip to Japan. Too long had it been on our bucket list and we didn’t know what really to expect but because it was new territory for us, we stayed in a mix of hotels, hostels, and inns. We were aware that some more traditional [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|Blog, Japan|4 Comments

A Mother-Daughter Journey: From Santiago de Compostela to Cape Finisterre

Our walk across the Spanish countryside has long come and gone but as you many of you know, Mom and I walked the Camino Finisterre this year taking in around 89km overland. The Camino Finisterre (Land's End) is arguably the real end to the Camino de Santiago. It was thought that Cape Finisterre and its [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Spain|2 Comments

Nerds Unite: 32 things every geek needs to see in Japan

My partner and I are pretty hardcore gamers so it was only natural that our journey to Japan was heavily on the geeky side. But Japan is not just heaven for gamers and anime fans, it also caters greatly for science, the animal obsessed, movie buffs and tech nerds. I did a serious amount of [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Favourite Things, Japan|0 Comments

Do’s and Don’ts: Japanese etiquette for first-time travellers

Well now! How are you? It’s been a while. Myself and my partner are just back from an epic adventure to Japan. We spent 3 whole weeks traipsing across the country and flew home to Ireland just last Thursday, so as you can imagine – we’re still recovering. But boy, do I have so much [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Blog, Japan|6 Comments

Camino de Santiago for the senses: What you can smell and taste along The Way

This year Mom and I journeyed again to Spain where we walked the Camino from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre. Also known as Land’s End, Finisterre is rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain and in Roman times was believed to be the end of the world. BUT WAIT – that’s not what we’re here for. In [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Portugal, Spain|1 Comment

A First-Timer’s Guide to Vietnam

This piece was first published in the April 2018 edition of Fórsa magazine and my piece was reproduced here with permission. I've added a few lines for links. It's aimed at people in Irish so there are references throughout, however, I hope that the information will be useful to many. Vietnam is on a lot [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments