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The realities of travelling by staying at home



A Winter Wander: Glenbower Woods, Killeagh, Co Cork

Happy New Year! A new series for a new beginning – a winter wander – outdoor adventures in winter wonderlands! A typical Irish woodland, Glenbower in East Cork, is a fun outdoor trek. The woods surround part of the Dissour... Continue Reading →

Top 5 travel moments of 2015

I tend not to be someone who looks back on the good times so much. In fact I usually spend the end of every year feeling unnecessarily sorry for myself and hoping things will inexplicably improve in the hazy future.... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Destinations in Italy

1. Florence 2. Bay of Naples – including Naples, Pompeii, Ischia, Sorrento... 3. Lakes of the North – including Lake Garda and Lake Como 4. Rome 5. Matera Plus there are so many more! Milan, Amalfi coast, Venice, Verona....and places... Continue Reading →

Bari – the life of Italy

Arrival in Bari was as if to a ghost town…deserted streets, closed shop fronts, silence…I guess 4pm on a Sunday is eating and resting time…so I ate, and I rested… Re-emerging from my cocoon a few hours later was to... Continue Reading →

Sunset Sunday Bari

I love these fishing boats! And the light...!

Matera – a ghost town no more

I feel like I was arriving in Matera for days… the anticipation, the planning, the worries… then I got here, after two buses and how much walking?! So I arrived at night but had not seen the sassi… the following... Continue Reading →

Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

Sorrento... Positano... The names conjure up such sun-drenched and exclusive fantasies, an ideal paradise beckoning… Did it live up to my dreams? First of all, how could it? Nothing ever does… Secondly, I struggled to find anything at all to... Continue Reading →

Sunset Sunday Sorrento


Pompeii, of the millennia…

Pompeii is so.... incredible. How can I believe that these are the same stones laid down more than 2,000 years ago? The same houses, the same room plans, the same columns lining the same forum?! August 2, 79 AD Highlights:... Continue Reading →

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