7 must-have souvenirs to pick up in Morocco

Morocco is a vibrantly colourful country. From the gorgeous gold-fringed abayas [long loose dresses worn by Muslim women] in pink, teal and blue on sale by the old mosque to the mosaics that adorn many of the buildings, the country never misses an opportunity to transform the blandest of items into something beautiful. Morocco is a ridiculously affordable country [...]

Vivid memories of Vietnam

Backpacking in Vietnam It's hard to believe, but in February it will be seven years since I had my first experience of travelling in Asia - a visit to Vietnam in 2010 when I was 21. At the time, I was teaching in Abu Dhabi, and I went on this trip with around 12 other [...]

[Review] Brussels to Doha in Business Class with Qatar Airways

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have my first experience of travelling in Business Class. And not just with any airline either - I was onboard with the opulent, award-winning Middle-Eastern airline, Qatar Airways.Unless you're a celebrity or high-powered business-person, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here, I've broken down some of the highlights [...]

25 reasons I’m in love with Galway

Shortly after I moved home to Ireland in December 2015, I dashed off this post about things I love about Galway. I just rediscovered a more in-depth post I wrote on my old blog on the same topic, so I thought I would share it. Don't forget to leave a comment with your favourite things about [...]

10 magical quotes about travel

If you're passionate about both words and travel, the chances are you and I would get along well. This post looks at what some of the world's most famous writers have to say about travel, adventure and discovering new cultures. They show how much we can unearth through experience - how our own eyes and ears [...]

48 hours in Bristol, England

I’m a huge advocate of trying out new places as often as possible, but there’s also something very comforting about returning to a city you know and love. I lived in Bristol for around ten months in 2011, and some of my closest friends still live there, so I try and make it back there [...]