Madeira is a Portugese archipelago made up of four islands off the northwest coast of Africa [roughly 400km north of the Canary Islands]. With a subtropical climate, Madeira is a popular destination all year round and is known mostly for it’s rugged landscapes, greenery and beaches. I wanted to visit Madeira mostly for hiking, but…Continue Reading “Hiking & Swimming in Madeira”

Why you should visit lake lucerne

I had wanted to visit Switzerland since as long as I can remember, but because the country is notorious for being expensive I put it on the long finger. Finally, an opportunity presented itself where a roadtrip would take me across the border from Germany into Switzerland for two magical nights by Lake Lucerne! The…Continue Reading “Why You Should Visit Lake Lucerne”

Climbing Croagh Patrick

Climbing Croagh Patrick is something that I always wanted to do. Croagh Patrick which is nicknamed ‘The Reek’ is a mountain in County Mayo. The mountain is 764m (2,507ft) tall and is the third highest mountain in Mayo after Mweelrea and Nephin (but is undoubtedly the most popular!). Located roughly 8km from Westport, Croagh Patrick…Continue Reading “Climbing Croagh Patrick: The Full Guide”