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”

Having visited Dubrovnik for one night during interrailing, I have to admit it didn’t much of a lasting impression of me. Having returned to visit friends I have come to realise I just didn’t spend enough time in the town to fully appreciate everything that it has to offer and I ended up really, REALLY…Continue Reading “A Weekend in Dubrovik”

In Ireland we have a saying that ‘West is Best’, and I might be slightly bias after a weekend in Connemara but there is a reason that saying exists! Connemara is a region in Galway full of lakes, beaches and mountains and is one of the most breathtaking locations in the country. The weather on…Continue Reading “A Weekend in Connemara”

Out of the comfort zone of main land Europe lies Iceland, an island that lies closer to Greenland than anywhere else. True to it’s name, Iceland is known for it’s colder climate and dark, winter days with only the aurora borealis to light up it’s sky. It’s stark contrast to every other country I have…Continue Reading “Four Day Iceland Ring Road Itinerary”

Having seen quite a few countries by Eastern Europe and my first trip to the Baltics last year, I’ve grown quite fond of that part of Europe so it’s no surprise that my recent adventure landed me in Riga, Latvia! I had an image of Riga in my head before we visited which did not…Continue Reading “A Weekend In Riga”

Plettenberg Bay

The third stop on our sixteen day Garden Route itinerary was probably my favourite place of all. Plettenberg Bay ended up being more amazing that I could have ever imagined, and for reasons that I would never have guessed. After coming home from the trip, I was reading through my correspondence with Andre from The…Continue Reading “Guide To Plettenberg Bay”

If you happen to follow me on Instagram you will know that I recently visited South Africa for one of my longest trips away to date along the Garden Route. I honestly hadn’t thought much further than our game reserve stay which was at the beginning of our trip so to say I was pleasantly…Continue Reading “Garden Route Itinerary – Sixteen Days”

Weekend in Killarney

Killarney is one of the most notorious places in Ireland. Home to one of the most amazing coastal routes our island has to offer, the Ring of Kerry is roughly 200km of absolutely tantalizing views offered to you around every bend and hairpin turn. Saying this, the Ring of Kerry is just one of the…Continue Reading “A Weekend In Killarney”

Visiting Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival Palace on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in Southwest Bavaria, Germany. Built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, the castle was intended as a home for the king, until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. This castle is roughly 2.5…Continue Reading “Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle”

The Pier at Inis Mor

My friends and I were planning on taking a trip to Malta and thought, you know what, why not explore the Aran Islands off Ireland instead?! So with that in mind we ended up staying in Doolin, Clare for two nights and ventured out to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor on the…Continue Reading “Exploring Doolin & The Aran Islands”