7 ways to Pack Smarter

I have been so lucky that I have been able to travel and visit so many cool places during my study exchange in Canada, check out New York in 4 days, Boston – Top 5 things to do in Boston and Ottawa in 1 day for more information on the places I visited. I can safely say that all the…

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…

6 Healthy Habits to aid Weight Loss

Trying to shift a few pounds before bikini season? Here are a few simple tips you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day life on top of your training/exercise program to help you feel fabulous on the beach this summer.         1. Stay Hydrated – Aim to drink around 2-3 litres of water…

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…

Ottawa – Pure Kitchen

Looking for something super tasty without the guilt? Well then Pure Kitchen is the place for you. This veggie/vegan restaurant is one of the yummiest places I’ve been to in Canada, the food was so fresh and made me feel so satisfyingly full feeling. Rather than the sluggish full feeling you get after going to…

5 Ways to Make Getting Fit Easier

Are you deciding to take the plunge to start getting healthy and into shape? It can be intimidating as a newbie entering the gym. Unfortunately, intimidation and the fear of being judged are some of the main reasons why people take so long to get their asses into a gym. If you have decided to…

How to Stay Healthy Whilst Traveling

I noticed this summer while backpacking around Europe that convenience stores (which are in every train station and airport) aren’t very ‘convenient’ for people who are trying to eat healthy. They are mainly filled with overly processed food, drink,  and very few fresh products. I have come up with a few tips that might help…

Ottawa in 1 day

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 sees and dos in Ottawa that can be done in 1 day: 1) Breakfast…

10 Step Guide to #FitSpo Dining

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…

New York in 4 days

Hey Guys, As you may have seen from my Instagram last weekend I was in New York – the city that never sleeps. True, but you don’t have to miss your 8 hours in order to see the whole city in a long weekend because I am going to show you how to see everything and…

Surviving a Canadian Winter

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…

Ottawa – Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier

How did you spend your Valentines Day? I spent mine sipping fancy tea and being treated like a princess in Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel. For many of you, afternoon tea might seem like over-priced leaves in boiling water and sandwiches the size of your index finger. I get that – that’s exactly what I thought…

Toronto – JOEY

In the suburbs (North York) of Toronto and looking for a good meal in a trendy spot? Or in fact in the city centre around the Eaton centre? You can find JOEY in both locations. JOEY North York is located in the upmarket shopping complex at Don Mills. The complex is an outdoor shopping area…

Boston – Sam LaGrassa’s

Sam LaGrassa’s 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? We…

Igloofest Montréal – What to expect

Planning a trip to Montréal’s Igloofest but don’t know what to expect? That’s 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 a…

Boston – Giacomo (Best Italian outside Italy)

I’ve only been to Italy once, myself and 3 of my friends took a detour to Venice this summer while interrailing 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…

Boston – Top 5 things to do in 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…

Study Exchange/ Erasmus – Where to go?

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…