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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

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

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

Part Two: 32 reasons why Ireland should be on your bucketlist

Welcome to part two of the Ireland, county-by-county bucketlist. I reached out to fellow bloggers and came up with a collaboration to celebrate our country. I gave Irish bloggers the task to showcase why their county is the best in a few paragraphs and they did not disappoint. We hope that what we've said will [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Blog, Ireland|2 Comments

Part One: 32 reasons why Ireland should be on your bucketlist

I could rave about Ireland all day but for many others, quite often we forget what’s on our doorstep, and so I set off on a task. I reached out to fellow bloggers and came up with a collaboration to celebrate our country. For this, I included counties from both the Republic and Northern Ireland [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog, Ireland|1 Comment

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Vietnam 2017

I know, I know, it’s already 2018 and I’m only getting around to writing this now. But hey, better late than never eh? Last October we spent an amazing month in Vietnam and travelled from north to south, staying in some fabulous places. Like our 2016 trip, this piece is the lowdown on where we [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Blog, Vietnam|4 Comments