Europe, Ireland, Uncategorized

Review: Context Travel Book of Kells Tour, Dublin

I was contacted recently by Context Travel to review one of their Dublin based tours. Since I have been enjoying staycations more and more, over the past few months, and it’s fun being a tourist in your own city I thought let’s go. Full disclosure this tour was a gift and all opinions are my… Read More Review: Context Travel Book of Kells Tour, Dublin

Ireland, Uncategorized

Wexford Weekend Wanders

I had gotten a little lax in my mission to explore more of Ireland. So to remedy that, last weekend, I decided to list the places I had been dying to see in the Sunny South East and start checking them off. Wexford is just over an hour from Dublin (obviously depending on your departure… Read More Wexford Weekend Wanders

Europe, Ireland, Uncategorized

Sligo Photo Diary – Wild Atlantic Way Adventures

Ireland is a stunner of a country. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Even when it is at its wildest with vertical rain cascading down (seemingly trying to get in the window) there is a beauty there. On a recent trip to Sligo, on the west coast, I explored areas I had… Read More Sligo Photo Diary – Wild Atlantic Way Adventures

Europe, Scotland, Uncategorized, United Kingdom

15 Unmissables in Edinburgh

I’m sure if you’ve taken one look at my Instagram feed you’ve come to the speedy realisation that I have a mild obsession with Scotland and Edinburgh in particular. Having been four times in two years and already hankering to go back I feel like this city has seeped into my very soul. The overwhelming… Read More 15 Unmissables in Edinburgh

Africa, Seychelles

A Guide to Visiting the Seychelles

Have you got a tropical island on your bucket list? Is it somewhere you’ve relegated to the lottery win destinations? Places like the Caribbean, Maldives, Seychelles seem to be the stuff of daydreams but why should they be? I once made a list of places I’d like to visit ‘one day’ and honestly, I never… Read More A Guide to Visiting the Seychelles

Europe, Scotland

Glasgow City Break: 11 Must dos

‘Instead of shores where ocean beats, I hear the ebb and flow of streets’ Glasgow by Alexander Smith In the past year, I have wanted to immerse myself in as much Scottish landscape and culture as I can. So a trip to the ‘Dear Green Place’ was inevitable. I had heard the usual commentary like,… Read More Glasgow City Break: 11 Must dos

Europe, Portugal

Your Guide to Lisbon’s Instagram Spots

I had heard many people say that when you visit Portugal’s big cities you fall into one of two camps. You either love Porto or Lisbon. It seems loving the two equally was not an option and I was eager to find out which fate was to befall me. The verdict is in. Lisbon won.… Read More Your Guide to Lisbon’s Instagram Spots

Croatia, Plitvice, Uncategorized

Plitvice Lakes National Park Photo Diary

So you have planned your visit to Croatia and know you want to stop by some cities and the islands, obviously. What else shouldn’t you miss as you journey along the Dalmatian coastline? Well, Plitvice Lakes National Park for one. Plitvice Lakes is an almost 300sq km forest park in Croatia. Enjoying its own microclimate… Read More Plitvice Lakes National Park Photo Diary

Croatia, Europe, Hvar, Uncategorized

Hvar Island – What You Need to Know Before You Go

I seem to be in the absolute minority of the population who had never heard of Hvar Island before this summer’s trip. Once I had decided to visit it people popped up out of the woodwork (like whack-a-moles) acknowledging that they too had been there, or knew someone who had.  So, it was just me then.… Read More Hvar Island – What You Need to Know Before You Go

Europe, Ireland, Uncategorized

Five go reminiscing on Sherkin Island

Did you succumb to the charm of Enid Blyton when you were growing up? Was your childhood literature like mine and littered with references to boarding school hijinx, a lad called Moonface who lived in a Magic Faraway tree or explorations with close friends resulting in, frankly, perilous adventures? If so then Sherkin Island is… Read More Five go reminiscing on Sherkin Island