Ottawa isn't a big place but if you are in Canada and passing by you should see the capital. If you are traveling against the clock or simply don’t want to spend very long there, here are some of the must see's and do's in Ottawa that can be done in 1 day: 1) Breakfast … Continue reading Ottawa in 1 day
Just because you are trying to eat healthier or trying to lose a few pounds doesn't mean that you should have to pass up the opportunity to eat out, you just need to try to make smart choices. Here are 10 tips to help you make smarter menu choices next time you are eating out … Continue reading 10 tips to make healthier choices when eating out
While New York is known as the city that never sleeps, you don’t have to sacrifice your 8 hours in order to get a taste for the place in a short period of time. I recently spent time in New York and was presently surprised with how much I was able to do and see … Continue reading New York in 4 days
As many of you may know by now, I am currently on a study exchange in Canada. There have been a lot of things that I have had to adapt to that I am not used to back in Ireland. This post is for anyone who is planning on moving, visiting or coming on a study … Continue reading Surviving a Canadian Winter
Sam LaGrassa's is TripAdvisor's best-rated restaurant/food spot in all of Boston. Is it all that it's hyped up to be? We arrived around noon, the place was completely packed - always a good sign in my eyes. We asked what the most popular sandwich was and went - surely it would be the safest bet? … Continue reading Sam LaGrassa’s, Boston
Planning a trip to Montréal's Igloofest but don't know what to expect? That's exactly how I felt last week before I went. I didn't know what to bring, what to wear or what it would be like. So I decided to share my newly found 'Igloofest Wisdom' with you guys! Here is a list of … Continue reading Igloofest Montréal – What to expect
I've only been to Italy once, myself and 3 of my friends took a detour to Venice this summer while inter-railing around Europe. After spending the first 19 years of my life eating what I thought was Italian food, I got a taste for the good stuff, the real stuff. Since experiencing the authentic and … Continue reading Giacomo, Boston
1) Predential Tower - go up to the 50th floor of one of the city's highest buildings and see the amazing view. Don't worry if it's cloudy, we went up despite the clouds and within 5 minutes of being there, they cleared - this won't always be the case but go up and ask the person … Continue reading Top 5 things to do in Boston
If you are reading this you are probably one of the lucky few that have been given the amazing opportunity to go on a study exchange or an Erasmus. I hope this post can help you understand how lucky you are and hopefully help you to decide where the best place for you to study … Continue reading Study Exchange/ Erasmus – Where to go?
Any vegetarians reading this post please stop now, this one is for the meat lovers. This place is a carnivore's heaven - but you better make sure you have an empty stomach if you are going to visit Abe & Louie's. Their famous Ribeye weighs in at a whopping 26oz (including bone - around 18oz … Continue reading Abe and Louie’s, Boston
Hands down my favourite restaurant in Ottawa so far, and going one time isn't enough! There was too much on the menu that I wanted to try that I'm going to have to go back. The staff were so genuinely friendly and would come over regularly to check up on things (massive brownie points in … Continue reading Vittoria Trattoria, Ottawa
Booked your trip to Mykonos? Don't know what to expect? Well here are a few tips that might help. Do bare in mind I was in Mykonos on a family holiday, so if you're looking to hear about the night-life, unfortunately, you won't find it here Transport 1.0: There are little to no taxis on … Continue reading What you need to know about staying in Mykonos
I recently visited 'La Bottega' in Ottawa's buzzy Byward market. Most people would simply walk by it as it looks like an Italian food market. However, in the back, there is a little restaurant that seats no more than 20 people and a build your own sandwich bar. Not to mention lots of fresh authentic cheeses, … Continue reading La Bottega, Ottawa
Don't know what to bring inter-railing? No problem, that's what I am here for! Inter-railing is an extremely popular holiday choice amongst students and is a great cheap way to see a lot in a small space of time. I personally inter-railed around Europe, so my advice is based on my own experience. Must haves: … Continue reading Interrailing – What to bring?
The reviews on TripAdvisor made this little place hard to ignore, with 4.5 stars I decided to make my way across town in the freezing January weather. I am so glad to inform you all that it was most definitely worth it - however next time I would consider the bus option (close to Kent bus stop), … Continue reading Good Eats, Ottawa