Collinstown Lakes, Co. Westmeath

Is there anything better than jumping into a lake on a hot summer’s day? Well Collinstown Lakes is one of my favourite spots to go to in the summer. For me growing up it wasn’t known as Lough Lene, it was ‘the lakes’. If Mam said we were going to ‘the lakes’, you could be sure we would be…

Inis Mór Road Trip

“How long will you be on the oilean?” asks the driver. He blesses himself as we drive past a statue of our Lord on the side of the road. He tells us how he was born and raised on the island. He offers us a minibus tour but we politely decline saying we would prefer…

Looking back on Barcelona…

Today, on the news it was reported that a truck drove the wrong down a road in Barcelona. The truck was driven down Ronda Del Litoral and ‘carregat de butà’ (loaded with gas cylinders). A time of panic and uncertainty. My mind goes to the road, the location, the view, the smells. I think about where it happened and…

University de Perpignan Via Domitia

Yo! I thought I’d fill you in about Perpignan. I traveled there for Erasmus and there was very little literature about the university before I left so I decided to write this blog. UPVD is an acronym for University of Perpignan via Domitia. Perpignan is a town in the south of France, close to the…

A different look at the South of France.

When I was 20 years old I moved to France. I lived there for ten months. It was for my Erasmus year as part of my degree. Perpignan is a small town 30 minutes from the Spanish border. It is situated in Northern Catalonia. I lived in a small district known as Saint Jacques –…

Meet the furry residents of the Phoenix Park.

The Phoenix Park is west of Dublin City Centre and is the largest park in Europe. You can find the deer just beyond the Pope’s cross. It is rutting season at the moment so expect to see the stags dueling each other. There’s a lot of noise and clacking of antlers but it is amazing…

My Traveling Photography Kit

Hey folks! On my recent trip to Lanzarote I decided to go mad and bring whatever gear I had to test it out. I am still learning the ins and outs of photography and I thought it would be fun to share these bits and pieces with you. Before travelling, I knew that I would…

​3 Rules You Must Break To Fully Experience Your Year Abroad

Erasmus Support Most third level institutions will boast extensive Erasmus resources and activities for prospective students. Safety I am the that person who always texts when I have gotten home safe, the person who has to accompany someone home and would do vice versa. But on erasmus,  your usual mates aren’t there and Mammy isn’t…

Summer Holidays in Lanzarote.

In September 2016, Myself and my better half visited Lanzarote. We opted for a one week stay in Puerto del Carmen. We decided to go on a typical cheap package trip that didn’t involve complicated museum visits, city tours or heaps of walking. We are so Wanderlust right? Playa Blanca In hope of finding beautiful aqua water and…

The Wanderlust Delusion

 I  see why you like this video camera so much… It’s not quite reality. It’s totally like filtered reality. It’s like you can pretend everything’s not quite the way it is. – The Blair Witch Project (1999) What is Wanderlust? Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the…