Lakeside Retreat: Wineport Lodge, Co. Westmeath
Sitting neatly at the edge of Lough Ree, Wineport Lodge looks like it has always been there. The forested shore camouflages the wooden lodge, while boats and ducks bob happily on the lake in front. Read more
Isle of Skye, Scotland
The image of Eilean Donan Castle has long been used to portray the beauty of Scotland. Read more
A Journey Through Mountains & Moors – Scottish Highlands
This was not a trip I’d planned to do alone. In fact, the route we were taking was one our friends did for their honeymoon. Albeit, their trip was taken over a leisurely fortnight and ours would be just 5 days. Read more
Easter Breaks – Sunshine, City & Ski Breaks
One Easter Sunday, many moons ago, I remember there was some confusion over the delivery of our Easter eggs. My Mum was adamant the Easter Bunny had delivered them, but being the playful bunny he was, he’d hidden them somewhere in the house. Thus ensued a frenzied search for our eggs made of chocolate. We ransacked the house for hours, but it was fruitless. The eggs were nowhere to be found.
I get daily mails asking for holiday advice and hotel recommendations and it can be hard to give advice to people you don’t know. We’re all so different in our tastes and what we want out of a holiday, but I give ideas hoping to inspire someone to take a memorable holiday. Read more
A Taste of Ireland’s Hidden Gems
I’ve been hiding from the world for the past month due to a bereavement. However, life never lets you hide for too long and soon you have to return to normal life. Read more
The Ultimate Ski Breaks
I may not be the best skier in the world, but I love it. Standing on top of a mountain, blue skies above, glistening snow at your feet and a litte voice in your head saying “Are you really going to this? Throw yourself down the side of a mountain?” Read more
Ringing In The New Year With Family & Friends
2013 was a busy year, in a good way, but nonetheless busy as hell. Read more
Spooky Castle Escapes
Darkness has crept into the evenings and the mornings are slow to rouse. Leaves are turning from green to yellow, their grip loosening from the branches. Shops are dressed with cobwebs and pumpkins, faces hidden behind scary masks.
Sometimes we choose a holiday where we do nothing but unwind. Then there are times when we choose one for adventure; where the sounds, smells and sights are foreign and intoxicating.
The second time I visited South East Asia I went for 4 months, starting in Vietnam. I’d decided to travel alone, much to the heartache of my parents. They were beside themselves with worry, but I moved ahead with my plans regardless. Read more