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!

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

Hidden Ireland: Heavenly Hike in Gleninchaquin Park in County Kerry

Pádhraic, myself and Mom at Gleninchaquin One of Ireland’s best-hidden gems is open to the public from dawn until dusk. Gleninchaquin Park is tucked into a long and narrow valley that’s on the North West side of the Beara Peninsula. The area itself was formed by glaciation approximately 70,000 years ago. Unless you want [...]

By | March 26th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|1 Comment

Memories of Baile na nGall: Poignant Family Moments in Ballydavid, County Kerry

Me, Mom and Grandad at Ballydavid Pier “Conas atá sibh?” “Go maith!” we both answered in unison. Baile na nGall, or Ballydavid, is a special place for Mom and I. Translated as “Town of the Foreigners”, it’s more like a second home rather than a foreign land. Not only is it a great spot [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Blog, Ireland, Places We Love|0 Comments

Places We Love: Wine Strand in County Kerry

Trá na Fhíona or Wine Strand in English is the perfect spot if you’re really looking to escape from it all. A small beach that’s tucked away among houses and sheep, we’ve never seen more than 10 people on Wine Strand at a time. This family greeted us along the way This place [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|2 Comments

Darkness Into Light 2016: Help Us Raise Funds for Pieta House

This year Mom and I have decided to do Darkness into Light in Tralee for Pieta House. Darkness Into Light is the annual fundraiser for Pieta House, a non-profit organisation that offers a free and therapeutic support to people in distress with suicidal thoughts or who engage in self-harm. We can't even begin to describe [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments