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 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|6 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

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

Despite being one of the more expensive destinations to visit in Europe, Dublin is still a fantastic city that’s brimming with culture and a lot of heart. However, did you know that 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 [...]

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

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

Places We Love: Early-Christian and Medieval Site, Cill Mhaoilcéadair

Me at the sundial at Kilmalkedar Church. Cill Mhaoilcéadair or Kilmalkeder in English is an early-Medieval and Christian site about 8km from Dingle in County Kerry. Set across approximately 10 acres, the site was reputedly founded by St Maolcethair in the seventh century but is often associated with St Brendan (who according to [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|0 Comments

Dying Matters: What to do with a Facebook account when someone dies?

For many people, especially now millennials, Facebook has continually been a place to share content but it’s also become a place to honour people who are no longer with us. In 2015, Facebook introduced the Legacy Contact system to users. Initially only available to people in the US, it’s only recently that I’ve noticed it [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Blog, Dying Matters|1 Comment

Hidden Ireland: “Ireland’s Jurassic Park” at Kells Bay Gardens

With Europe's largest collection of tree ferns and Ireland's largest palm tree at 14m, Kells Bay Gardens is a must for nature lovers. The gardens themselves cover just over 17 hectares with a large collection of sub-tropical plants. You’d be very tempted to pop on your explorer’s hat. The Primeval Forest towards the beginning of the red walk is particularly spectacular. [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|0 Comments