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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Indulge me while I gush and coo a little over this hotel. I stayed at the Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Collection on a recent visit to Budapest and it was bliss. From the moment you step inside this lush, luxury cocoon you are swaddled in the embrace of decadence. The staff is so amiable… Read More 5 Things to do during your stay at Aria Hotel Budapest.
I recently wrote an article for wowtravelersworld about a topic that was very raw to me. It was the first time I had put pen to paper about the catalyst to my travelling. Check it out if you’d like, the link is at the end of the article. Sitting on the couch typing this article… Read More How travel healed my broken heart