An Evening in Lucca, Italy

The stunning walled city of Lucca, Italy is well worth a visit if you are in the area. While we only spent one evening in Lucca, I think that is more than enough time to get a taste for the gorgeous city. It is known as the city of 100 churches, and it’s cobbled streets are…

Breakfast – Nutbutter

Dublin’s newest ‘healthy’ restaurant has been attracting Instagram enthusiasts (me being the biggest culprit) from near and far to its picturesque little café. Nutbutter is located just a 10 minute walk from Grand Canal Dock dart station making it the perfect little weekend outing. I would recommend getting public transport, as parking in the area…

Dinner – Shanahan’s on the Green

Shanahan’s on the Green is an authentic, American style steakhouse that can be found in a modest Georgian townhouse, just off St. Stephen’s Green. The restaurant screams luxury and elegance, with the high ceilings and fireplaces, creating the perfect wintery ambience. Food: I would definitely recommend having a light lunch, or skipping it all together…

A Weekend in Paris

Paris is a very likeable city with loads to do, see and eat. However, its size can be overwhelming and I understand you might not know where to begin. Hopefully this post will point you in the right direction during your short stay.  Fly into: Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Although the flights were a bit more…

Brunch – San Lorenzo’s

San Lorenzo’s is a modern, Italian style restaurant located on Georges Street. It’s location takes a prime position at the downtown end of the culinary-famous, Camden Mile, in the centre of Dublin City. San Lorenzo’s are well known for their #BrunchOfChampions which is served from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s video of…

A day in Lisbon

If you are staying outside of Lisbon it is well worth making a trip in to Portugal’s capital at some point during your stay. We were staying in Cascais a 35-minute train journey outside of Lisbon. Their train systems are easy to use and super cheap (only 2€ each way), so you have no excuses….

The Oitavos Hotel Cascais, Portugal

The blue tinted mirrored panels give nothing away when you pull up at the Oitavos Hotel Cascais, Portugal. Upon entering reception, you will think you are back at the airport terminal or maybe even in an Ikea with the high ceilings, long corridors and expansive seating areas. A peculiar hotel we thought at first. Our…

Where you Should be Eating in Fuengirola, Spain

It is easy to fall into tourist traps and get ripped off on the Costa Del Sol if you don’t know where to go. I am lucky enough that the few times I have visited Fuengirola I have been with people who have holidayed in Fuengirola their whole lives and appreciate good food as much…

Breakfast – Fern House café, Avoca Kilmacanogue 

I don’t think there is a better spot for breakfast than Avoca’s award-winning Fern House Café. The spacious, Victorian style fern house is uniquely decorated with orange & lemon trees, making  it a special breakfast location in any season, not to mention the food. When you eat in (or from) Avoca you know you are…

Dinner – Nightmarket Ranelagh

Nightmarket is one of Ranelagh’s newest editions, taking over from ‘An Bhialann’ at 120 Ranelagh, Dublin 6, one of Dublin’s foodie hotspots. Nightmarket brings together traditional and authentic Thai food, while trying to use as much local produce as possible. Set up by an Irish man and his Thai partner they aimed to create a…

American Road Trip – A Snapshot

As many of you know I spent the month of June road tripping down the East coast of America. The plan had originally been to do the West coast but due to a few complications we concluded that the east coast made most sense. Anyone who knows me knows I love having a plan, so…

Tips for a Camping Virgin

This month I tried out camping thing for the first time. I have camped in my back garden but have never done the whole camp site thing so I had no idea what to expect. Based on my experience I don’t understand why it isn’t more popular. If you are considering trying something new, here…

Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

Assateague Island National Seashore located close to Ocean City, Maryland is one of the most spectacular places I have ever been. The Island has over 37 miles of the most amazing white sandy beaches, not to mention the best part, there are more than 300 wild ponies that wander freely through the beaches, forests and…

Preparing for a Road Trip

Getting ready for a road trip can be stressful. What to bring?  Where to go? Where do you even begin to start organising? Here are a few easy tips that we decided were the most important after our first few days on the road.  1) Pick your stops – Do some research and find out…

Toronto – What to do

I was lucky enough to spend a month in Toronto this year and I absolutely loved it. I had visited before and honestly wasn’t sold on the place, but I came to realise I was just in the wrong areas. I don’t want this to happen to you, I want you to make the most…

San Francisco in a Nutshell

San Francisco is one of my favourite cities in the States. It has so much character  and it is jam packed with things to do and to see.   Both times I have been in San Francisco I have gone on the Big Bus Tour, not only is it a really easy and scenic way…

New York’s Sweet Treats

This one is for all the sweet-toothed people out there like myself. New York is home to some of the best spots for people like you and me. In my few days there I tried to get to as many of them as possible for you guys and here is my list. Just incase you…

New York Accommodation – Pod 51

When you find a budget flights and accommodation on Expedia.com you never know what you are going to get. What we got well exceeded our expectations. We had such a lovely stay in Pod 51 and would definitely recommend it to a friend. For both price and experience. About Pod 51: Pod 51 is a…

New York – Angelo’s Pizza Broadway

Looking for a spot to grab a quick and yummy meal before heading off to a show? Angelo’s Pizza Broadway is the place for you. Just a block or two down from the theatres you can’t go wrong. You can save your best dress for another night, the dress code is casual and the atmosphere…

Inter-railing – Where I stayed and what I thought

Going Inter-railing this summer, but unsure where to stay? Here is a list of the places that I went to and where I stayed. Hopefully this information will make booking your accommodation a bit easier. 1. Netherlands, Amsterdam – ‘Hotel Van Gogh’ Cost per night: 37 euro/night pp. in July – room sleeps 6 (bunkbeds) Location: Right beside the…