One year sure does go by quickly doesn’t it. Last September I started this blog having itched to combine two of my true passions; travel and writing. The thought of sharing my words with friends, family, peers and strangers was daunting, but since my first post I’ve not once felt that way again. Without knowing … Continue reading #Blogiversary
Of all the cities I’ve visited, Dublin is the one that has most frequently been graced with my presence. Given that my Mum was born there and my family and I would frequently visit our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins for weekends or holidays, this top ranking on my destination list is a given. I … Continue reading Dublin for…
Room for one
Booking that room for one when you travel solo, especially if on a tight budget, can present a minefield of potential disappointments – I’ve certainly had my fair share of unpleasant stays. There was the time I arrived back to a hotel in Hanoi after a day out to discover a new couple happily settling … Continue reading Room for one
The Art of the Travel Guide
“I’m certain of one thing – there will always be travel.” Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet guides*. When I book a new trip, the first thing I do is source a travel guide for my destination and by today’s screen-dependent standards you could say I’m a little old-fashioned – having a hard copy guide … Continue reading The Art of the Travel Guide
London’s best solo dining
One of my favourite things to write about has to be the joy of the table for one, mainly because it encompasses both solo adventure and food - two topics I could happily discuss all day with any one that would listen! And having written a blog about this a few months ago, this week I’ve … Continue reading London’s best solo dining
Berlin for one
There are some cities that I have visited and loved not because of any one thing in particular, but because they were simply nice places to spend a few days; places where I could wander around local neighbourhoods and soak up the atmosphere, where there might be a few things of cultural interest, but perhaps … Continue reading Berlin for one
Have you heard of Donegal?
Home. What a powerful word that is. For most of us it’s that place. The place we form a deep attachment to. Sometimes it’s not the place we thought we’d find ourselves, nor the place we’ll stay forever. London — the city that can in an instant push your basic human resolve to the limit, while in another … Continue reading Have you heard of Donegal?
Table for one
"Just for one?" It was the question that used to ignite a sudden wave of self-consciousness and borderline mortification every time I entered a restaurant doorway, greeted by a host inquiring as to how many were in my party; their gaze not too subtly drifting past me in search of a companion. "Yep, just one" was my sheepish reply, my unease evident … Continue reading Table for one