Ultimate trip planning App

All credit for finding this App must go to my fellow travel partner SinĂ©ad (Shinners), not exactly sure how she came across it but thank God she did. Its called Our Itinerary Viewer (free download) and it has been the most handy tool we have had for planning our upcoming 10 week trip. We started off organising…

Missionvale-South Africa

In January, I got the opportunity to volunteer in Missionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Missionvale Ireland is a non-profit organisation founded by Sr. Ethel Normoyle, who left her home in Co. Clare to help this township resolve their desperate poverty. in 1988, Ethel came to Missionvale in the hope of providing love…

Elephant Sanctuary Chiang Mai

I know there is an amount of controversy over how Elephants are treated not just in Thailand but all over the world, so maybe I’m a bad egg for saying this, but I absolutely loved my experience at Ran-Tong Elephant Save & Rescue centre in Chiang Mai. Now lets back up a minute, the sanctuary…

Giant centipedes are not your friend

Like many people who visit Thailand, Koh Phi Phi was my favourite stop. It really is breathtaking. We stayed in Bay View Resort which was on the far side of the peer and is only accessible by the beach. To be honest, it’s not much to look at judging by the reception which is open…