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. It's a small beach that’s tucked away among houses and sheep and what's great about it is that we’ve never seen more than 10 people on Wine Strand at a time. This family [...]

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

Places We Love: An Chonair aka Conor Pass in County Kerry

An Chonair or Conor Pass in English, is one of the highest Irish mountain passes in the country. It’s one of those places that’s absolutely stunning when the sun shines down but also wonderfully mysterious and intriguing when the mist settles. I can’t begin to count the many times that we’ve passed through An Chonair but [...]

By | March 19th, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|0 Comments

Places We Love: Banna Beach in County Kerry

Can you spot Mom on the rocks? Armed with our Nordic poles, Mom and I set off to Banna Beach to walk through the sunshine and breathe in the sea air. Also known as Banna Strand, this stretch of sand in our home county, Kerry, extends from Ballyheigue Beach to Barrow. It’s approximately [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|Blog, Ireland, Places We Love|2 Comments

Places We Love: Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

On the north side of Dublin, there’s a place that houses complete peace and tranquillity. Home to 1.5 million people, Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum has no shortage of stories to tell. The unique Victorian grounds hold an incredible natural beauty; memorial walls, tombstones, yew trees and flowers can be seen row after row and the atmosphere [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|2 Comments

The Plan is Simple: Our Vietnam Diaries Part One

The plan is simple: my partner, my Mom and I are heading to Vietnam this summer. It will be Mom's fourth time travelling there, my third and first for my partner. We will get our vaccinations well in advance but if you want to see what you need check out the Tropical Medical Bureau. In [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Blog, Vietnam|5 Comments