Awful Hostel Stays

5 Memorably Awful Hostel Stays

As I graduate increasingly further these days into the realm of staying in hotels over hostels and becoming marginally less of a penny-pincher (though still a cheapskate, by all accounts), living in ...
Unusual Places to Visit

(Unusual) Places to Go in 2014

Once in a blue moon, I get sent an e-mail newsletter from my hotel affiliate partner, HotelsCombined (who, in the interests of full disclosure do pay me a small commission for sending them a sale &nd...
3 Months Off

3 Months Off – What Have I Done?

With us finally heading off in just over a week’s time to see what the next chapter brings, it’s also sadly time for me to kiss goodbye to all the time I’ve luckily had off (I know ...
Where to sit?

The Great Seating Dilemma

*Note: I feel like I should mention that following the lengthy diatribe below, which does show poor service it has to be said (and was accurate), I have been since contacted by CheapOair who say they...
Dusseldorf City

Dusseldorf Stopover

With such frequent flights to and from Dusseldorf – only to hop into a car and drive further North-west for another hour – successfully under our belts, it seemed a crying shame not to ha...
Gatwick's Number 1 Lounge

The Top 4 Lounge Rundown – Part II

Last time around, I gave you a rundown of two of the most awful lounges I could ever have hoped not to set foot in; this time, things get decisively better.   So much better in fact, it’s ...
Abu Dhabi Airport

Killing Hours in Abu Dhabi Airport

If, like myself, you’ve started trying to circumnavigate the tired old traditional ways of heading out towards Asia or Australia from Ireland which used to take us only very slightly east as fa...
Rock of Cashel

Cork Express, via Cashel

With a week to take off in March, Anna’s parents coming over to visit and no money ourselves to really go anywhere too far, we decided to do something that I, as an Irish citizen, rarely wish o...
Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge

Prestige to Gold; A Year of Travelling

As I’ve recounted the story (with delight) a few times on here, Aer Lingus wrote to me about a year ago advising that they had their suspicions that I was a member of another airline loyalty pr...

Discover Kilkenny – Part II

So picking up from where I left off in the last post, we were not far off our visit to the Smithwicks Brewery, which itself isn’t far off being gone for good.   We wandered around Kilkenny...