Where in the world? Our Trips and Travels in 2019

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Top Summer Holiday Destinations 2019

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Customs and Manners: Looking at etiquette around the world

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Memories of India and the memory of a friend now gone

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

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. [...]

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Japan 2018

By | August 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Japan|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Spain|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Favourite Things, Japan|Tags: , , |

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, [...]

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

By | July 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Japan|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

A First-Timer’s Guide to Vietnam

By | April 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]