Stories and Tips from the Road

Keep up to date on our adventures and mis-adventures as we try to both entertain and educate. Learn useful tips on where to stay, how to get there and what to do. View first-hand photos and accounts from places around the world.

Photo of the Week: Full Moon Over London Skyline

by Stephanie Walsh November 22, 2013
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I’m in London for a few days visiting family and friends, which I’m very excited about, but it is freezing! My sister and I still managed to brave the cold to walk around the city for a few hours and take in beautiful sights like this one, made all the more gorgeous because of the […]

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Photo of the Week: Diwali Celebrations in New Delhi, India

by Stephanie Walsh November 10, 2013
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This photo was taken from a rooftop in New Delhi, India during the Diwali festival in 2011. Diwali, meaning ‘festival of lights’ is a celebration in the Hindu calendar where families and neighbours celebrate together, by decorating their homes, lighting candles, sharing food and setting off lots of fireworks. The fireworks are supposed to drive […]

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30 Beautiful Photos Of Cartagena To Inspire You To Visit Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh October 29, 2013
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This photo essay was the winner of Hostelworld’s Travel Story of the Year Awards 2013 for the Photo category! Thank you to everyone who voted for it! Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. The colours, sounds and atmosphere never cease to make me swoon and it was no different […]

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Travel Disasters: Losing BOTH Our Passports In One Of The Worlds Biggest Cities!

by Stephanie Walsh October 9, 2013
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For travelers, there are few things that incite fear into the heart more than the thought of losing your passport. That beautiful little book is our gateway to the world and our only identity when abroad. Full of visas, stamps and memories, it allows us to continue traveling and also reminds us of how far […]

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Coming Home to Ireland…

by Stephanie Walsh October 6, 2013
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After a year and a half spent shimmying around the wonderfully welcoming and beautiful lands of Colombia and Mexico, I am back home, in the heart of Ireland, visiting family and friends. Leaving Colombia was really hard, especially since I had to leave the country without Andres. He’s staying there to focus on building a […]

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Why Do Travelers Fall So In Love With Colombia?

by Stephanie Walsh July 16, 2013
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There’s just something about Colombia. It’s just a beautiful, colourful, friendly, welcoming, fun, energetic and lovable country. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve come across through the blogging world and in ‘real’ life, who have fallen head over heels in love with this beautiful country. In fact, many of those travelers now call […]

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101 Reasons To Love Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh July 15, 2013
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Now that I’ve finally booked flights home to Ireland for a visit, I have started to reminisce about my time here in Colombia. I’ve spent a total of 14 non-consecutive months in this country and I have had an amazing time. I dare say, it has even been life changing. I have met amazing people, […]

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Surf, Sea and Sand in Sayulita, Mexico [VIDEO]

by Stephanie Walsh July 2, 2013
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One of the most memorable months during our travels in 2012 was the month we spent in this lovely little surf-town, in Sayulita, Mexico. Situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, this small, sleepy surf town is just 40 minutes from the bustling tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta. However, we didn’t really like Puerto Vallarta […]

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Hiking Volcán Azufral And The Spectacular Laguna Verde in Southern Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh June 28, 2013
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In the southern department of Nariño, tucked away in the Colombian Andes, rests a spectacular green lake, Laguna Verde, inside the crater of a semi-dormant volcano, known as Volcán Azufral. During our visit to Pasto, we decided to visit this remote and difficult to reach site. After a two hour journey to the town of […]

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Photo of the Week | Misol-Ha Waterfalls Outside Palenque, Mexico

by Stephanie Walsh February 21, 2013
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This stunning waterfall, Misol-Ha, is on the way to the equally impressive “Agua Azul’ waterfalls. Although when we visited Agua Azul (Blue Water), the water was murky brown, instead of it’s famous bright turquoise blue colour. Therefore, Misol-Ha wins for the most reliably beautiful waterfall in this area, near Palenque in Chiapas. When we visited, […]

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