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 Three: T minus 11 hours

“I’m getting excited, are you?” That pretty much sums up exactly how I’m feeling! This morning I was up bright and early to check into our Air France flight, as they don’t allow you to choose your plane seats until 30 hours beforehand and we wanted decent seats! For the past few days I’ve been [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

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 are 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 [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Ireland, Travel Tips|4 Comments

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