Happy New Year everyone! It has been a while since I sat down to write and I must say that as I stare at this blank page now, ready for the first post of 2018, it feels good. I had a wonderful Christmas at my family home, my mum would put Rachel Allen to shame … Continue reading The Goal That Changed Everything
Despite the current Ryanair drama, I know lots of people are still looking forward to winter trips over the next couple of months. I have three more to go before I reach my 2017 goal of flying once a month, and I can't wait! I've picked up a few tricks along the way that have … Continue reading Part 2: Top 10 tips for flying
Thinking about doing some more travelling but not sure where to start? Here are some of the top things I have learnt along the way. I hope that this will help to might make your travel planning that bit easier. Part one: Planning Booking flights BE FLEXIBILE! - My NO. 1 tip for getting the … Continue reading Part 1: Travel planning
"No." "no..." "NO!" Such a teeny-tiny little word and yet many of us find it remarkably difficult to say it to each other. We say 'yes' to invites, people, places and ideas which deep down if we're brutally honest with ourselves, just don't make us happy. Can you imagine if there was a way to … Continue reading Thanks, but no thanks!
I spent my first full day in New York walking around the city with Greg from Real New York tours and some others who were staying in my Hostel. It was such an eye opening experience and I really wanted to share some of the highlights with you. If you are interested in seeing an … Continue reading Walking tour with Real New York Tours
I spent the last 10 years fantasising about travelling and exploring new places and it was a taxing job trying to ignore the tsunami of envy I felt every time I saw another photo online of someone (ANYONE!) on their travels. So I decided it was time to face my travel bug head on and … Continue reading One size fits all? Not with travelling!
Amsterdam was a funny experience for me. I was there a couple of weeks ago for the Kings Day celebrations, which to us Irish would be the equivalent of St Patricks Day, so I caught the city at its most intense time of the year. Although I had fun and met some lovely people during … Continue reading Amsterdam – A beautiful city with a dark undercurrent
I recently listened to a powerful speech given at a graduation ceremony in 2011 by Denzel Washington. During it he asked the crowd a question, “Do you have the guts to fail?” He told the story of his first (car crash!) audition for a Broadway musical and the countless parts in movies and plays that … Continue reading Have The Guts To Fail
This morning I found myself thinking about realtionships. I am intrigued by our preoccupation with love and the idea of Valentines day. So I decided to do some research. I read that V day goes back centuries, and like all great Hallmark occasions it was originally celebrated by the Pagans. They honored the feast day of … Continue reading Eat your Heart out!