Visiting Rome for the First Time

  Rome, Italy, is a stunningly beautiful city – particularly the juxtaposition between the ancient roman sites and the modern day city.  It is also chaotic, frenetic, crowded and very hot in Summer – but all these things are forgivable because it is a magical

2017: My Travel Year in Review

  2017 was a little different for us travel-wise.  In previous years, we travelled at least once a month on city breaks – long weekends in different European destinations.  Our objectives in 2017 were to do fewer trips, but to make them longer and road-trip

An Architectural Tour of Prague

  The first thing I noticed when I emerged from the subway station at Můstek in Prague, was the incredible architecture.  The distinctive ‘cake-like’ buildings (as I began to describe them), the colours, and the marvellous detail.  Now, I must admit, I haven’t studied architecture

Eating and Drinking in Amsterdam

  Amsterdam is a fabulous place in which to dine, drink, and enjoy the multitude of eating and drinking establishments.  Now, I’m not talking about the tourist churners on Rokin, or the red light Thai places, or the restaurant touters on Leidseplein.  I’m talking about

Walking in the Footsteps of my Ancestors in Ireland

  We recently visited Ireland, and for once had a chance to road-trip around this beautiful country – you can see my photos here.  It was an important trip for me, as I am Irish on my father’s paternal side – and with a maiden