São Miguel, Azores: Travel Guide

The Azores are absolutely magical, I can’t recommend these islands enough. They are a combination of rolling hills, thick green vegetation, a stunning coastline, and beautiful hikes mixed in with hot springs and volcanic rock. The Azores are an archipelago located about two hours off the coast of Portugal deep in the Atlantic Ocean. The largest island is Sao Miguel, with Ponta Delgada being the … Continue reading São Miguel, Azores: Travel Guide

Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy: Travel Guide

Getting there We flew from Dublin to Innsbruck with Lufthansa. From there, we hired a car from Megadrive (booked through rentalcars.com) and drove across the border to Ortesei in Northern Italy (Approx 1hr 15mins). One thing to be mindful of is tolls, I think we spent about €12 on tolls so have some cash ready. The rental company also charge you a fee if you’re … Continue reading Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy: Travel Guide

A Short Break in Amsterdam: Things to do

I have stayed in Amsterdam twice. Once in October and once in December. I would recommend going in October as it’s so beautiful in Autumn. Bike rental: Most hotels have bike rental but we rented from Rentabikey. This place has mixed reviews but we were very happy with the price and the bikes. However they do take your ID and €50 per bike as a … Continue reading A Short Break in Amsterdam: Things to do

A stopover in Hamburg: Things to do

Where we stayed We stayed in the Scandic Hamburg Emporio for two nights which set us €271 for a double room. The hotel was very nice and in a great location. A particular bonus was that it’s dog friendly. The breakfast was exceptional, with a huge variety of hot and cold food. However, the bar food was expensive and disappointing – avoid. Day One. We … Continue reading A stopover in Hamburg: Things to do

Slieve Donard Hotel & Hike

Last month we decided that we want to hike Slieve Donard (in preparation for our upcoming trip to the Dolmites in Italy). Slieve Donald Hotel: We were super excited to stay in this high rated spa hotel. With Hotels.com, for every 10 nights you purchase (this can be non consecutive), you receive one free night worth the value of the average of the previous 10. … Continue reading Slieve Donard Hotel & Hike

Reykjavik & Surrounds: Iceland Travel Guide

Time of travel: March 2016 Iceland is one of the most amazing places I have ever been to and I can’t recommend it enough. However, it is very expensive so you do need to plan it well if you don’t want to spend a fortune. Also, tours/attractions do fill up well in advance. Hopefully this post might help you save some money and plan the … Continue reading Reykjavik & Surrounds: Iceland Travel Guide