Backpack Essentials

There are two kinds of packers in this world. The first is the “weeks ahead of travelling packer”. This person has everything organised, folded and zipped weeks before departing. Then there is the second kind (and I unfortunately fit into this category) “the night before packer” who starts at about 12 when you have to…

Amsterdam

When you hear the word Amsterdam you think legal drugs, bicycles, red light district, tulips and maybe clogs?. Well you will be happy to know it has all of them and much more. It really is a love/hate destination. I know of many people who went and didn’t enjoy it at all. I however was…

When in Rome

I have been to Rome twice, in 2010 and 2015 and would certainly go again due to the sheer volume of history and sights contained within this ancient city. It makes for a great city break but be prepared for a serious amount of walking as this is the best way to see the city….

Why to visit Thailand in 7 points

Thailand is a truly mesmerising country which I think should be on everyone’s bucket list of places to see. Whats not to love? from its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters,  its extensive wildlife, Thai cuisine (which if your like me, good food is a major factor in everything), enthralling uninhabited islands and endless activities,…

Robben Island, South Africa

Robben Island in Cape Town is home to the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. The tour to the Island leaves three times a day from the the Waterfront in Cape Town and costs 320 South African Rand for adults (which converts to approx €22). The ferry takes about 40 minutes in which time…

Awesome Blogger Award

Well this is crazy! Thank you so so much to Curly Girl Abroad for nominating me for this award ♥. You should check out her blog she has some great travel posts and features on other bloggers. Not sure how much I actually deserve this award but I will certainly take it. Thanks again. The questions I…

Ultimate trip planning App

All credit for finding this App must go to my fellow travel partner Sinéad (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…