Ireland, Uncategorized

Because she’s worth it. Mother-Daughter 5 Star Getaway

The June bank holiday weekend in Dublin is always crammed full of fun diversions, from the Forbidden Fruit music festival to Tattersalls’ Horse Trials and Country Fair, to the Bloom (Irish Chelsea Flower Show) Gardens and the Tall Ships Riverfest. This city is bursting at the seams with treats to suit all tastes and levels of… Read More Because she’s worth it. Mother-Daughter 5 Star Getaway

Ireland, Uncategorized

Tea for two and two for tea

Afternoon tea is definitely one of the most dainty, indulgent first world activities that I enjoy participating in! I have been to some of the big hitters in Dublin city center and cannot fault the Westin’s ‘to die for’ buttermilk scones or the delicious sandwich platter and tea menu from the Westbury. The decadent, dining… Read More Tea for two and two for tea

Ireland, Uncategorized

Top Tips for a Skellig Islands Visit

I have had the Skellig Islands on my to-do list for years but as other more ‘exotic’ locations cropped up that demanded my attention the islands fell a little further down the list. To my shame. So when a friend of mine came over from the States to do an Ireland road trip and mentioned… Read More Top Tips for a Skellig Islands Visit

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Trying for a Beauty and not the Beast look while you travel

When you travel your routine is out of whack. That’s a given. More than likely you are eating out at least once a day, if not more. Your exercise regime may be out the window and I know, when I travel, my healthy eating usually is. I justify eating ALL the foods by saying ‘I… Read More Trying for a Beauty and not the Beast look while you travel

Ireland, Uncategorized

Conquering the Spinc

So, when I moved to Wicklow for work, people were always talking about ‘going for walks in Glendalough‘ and I assumed it was just St Kevin’s tower. Wrong! This pretty little nugget, nestled in the Wicklow countryside has stunning walks for every level of fitness. There are strolls around the lakes and a leisurely wander… Read More Conquering the Spinc

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Berlin, from up high and down low

Berlin is like an onion. No, not just because it might make you cry but because there are so many layers to this historically and culturally rich city! My 48-hour visit was long enough only to scratch the surface of what Berlin has to offer its visitors. The multitudinous aspects to this city mean you… Read More Berlin, from up high and down low

Ireland, Uncategorized

Chasing waterfalls in Powerscourt, TLC style.

Oh it wouldn’t be Paddy’s weekend without a little rain. And true to form the clouds left the tap running, all.dam.weekend. Bring it on, weather. We are used to this and will enjoy our weekend, in spite of you. Powerscourt waterfall has been on my list for a while. I love Enniskerry and the Powerscourt… Read More Chasing waterfalls in Powerscourt, TLC style.

Budapest, Uncategorized

Wine Cruise on the Danube

If you are looking for a fun, unique way to enjoy a new city and taste as many glasses of wine as can accurately epitomize a given country, then this is the tour for you. I came across Hungaria Koncert when I was researching my recent trip to Budapest. I was looking for a company… Read More Wine Cruise on the Danube

Budapest, Uncategorized

Rudas Thermal Spa Baths, Budapest – Review

Since Budapest is famous for its thermal spas and mythical magic curing waters I knew that my visit would have to include a trip to a spa. Having seen photos of a very crowded Gellert Spa online I thought I’d try out one of the others in the Trip Advisor Top 5 list. Hello, Rudas!… Read More Rudas Thermal Spa Baths, Budapest – Review

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Postcard from Budapest

I never fully understood George Ezra’s song until I visited Budapest. Now, I think I am in love. One visit to Budapest is not enough. This is one of the best last-minute getaway breaks I have ever been on. Read on to find out more about the Hungarian capital that is certainly worth a second… Read More Postcard from Budapest