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To travel or not to travel, that is the question

July 21, 2020

“I think we’re gonna be very good with the coronavirus, I think at some point that’s going to sort of disappear.” Despite the wishes of certain world leaders, the COVID19 pandemic doesn’t seem likely to

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A guide for Interrailing around Europe

April 14, 2020

This was a trip that was truly the time of my life where adventure knew no bounds, and each day brought new excitement, laughter and memories that will last a lifetime, this was interrailing 18’.

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Best walking trails in Ireland

March 31, 2020

Different counties offer different terrain and scenery, whether you are searching for a challenging hike or a serene stroll, there’s an idyllic walking trail to suit everyone’s needs. 

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The best budget European tour

March 30, 2020

One easy way of travelling to four of the cheapest destinations in Europe is starting with Croatia then to Hungary, Slovakia and finishing with the Czech Republic. All four destinations can be enjoyed with a budget of around €50 to €70 a day.

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How to spend your year after graduation

March 15, 2020

Heading into these last few weeks of college life, it’s hard to have a clear picture of what your life will look like in twelve months time. Perhaps you will be working full time or have decided to go straight back into further education. Or, maybe, you will take a year out and try to figure out what it is that you want to do with your life.

After years of assignments, exams and attending lectures you have finally made it through. You have a degree to show for all the blood, sweat and tears that you have expelled over the last so many years. Now is the perfect time to do something amazing for a year.

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Wanderlust: Bratislava, Slovakia

March 15, 2020

Bratislava in Slovakia is the perfect city to go to if you want an inexpensive holiday where you can sightsee and have nights out. 

The city is stunning, everything from the buildings to the cobble streets and the picturesque statues. Bratislava is a spectacular city; the buildings alone are an architect’s dream and you’ll be stopping at every street corner to stare or take numerous photos. 

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Wanderlust: The Canadian Rockies

February 16, 2020

Located in the Canadian province of Alberta, The Rockies provide a nice backdrop to the adventures you will have in the province famous for its stunning turquoise glacier-fed lakes and abundance of wildlife. 

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Wanderlust: Transylvania, Romania at Halloween

February 5, 2020

So when my mother said she wanted to book a trip to Transylvania in Romania for the Halloween break last Autumn I was intrigued to say the least. On some level I knew Transylvania was a real place but it’s not something I’d ever really thought much into. My knowledge of the place was synonymous with Transylvania stereotypes – spooky castles, graveyards, vampires and bats flying around, you know the ones.

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Top tips for travelling solo

February 5, 2020

The most important part of companionless travel is planning. Make a document with the address of your accommodation and local police station, activities you’ll be doing and surrounding cities you plan on visiting. Share this with someone you trust and check in with them regularly.

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Backpacking travel tips

April 17, 2019

Ask the locals for their opinion! If you’re planning a night out ask where the good spots are.

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Finding the right festival

April 3, 2019

If you like good music and a feel good, chilled out festival, Sea Sessions is the one for you. Sea Sessions is the surf and music festival held in the beautiful seaside town of Bundoran in Donegal.

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Wanderlust: Amsterdam

April 3, 2019

Sex shows, sex museums and ‘peep shows’ are all worthwhile attractions for visitors who don’t want to avail of the ‘full’ experience. The peep shows are probably the most accessible, as for just €2, you can watch a live sex show for two minutes.

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Time to travel eco-friendly

April 3, 2019

Ecolodges became popular around this time also. They allow visitors to live completely inside natural environments. The lodges are intended to blend with the landscape around them. The main function is to allow visitors to be in close contact with nature without disturbing it.

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J1 Essentials

March 20, 2019

After my J1 in San Francisco there was a few things that I learned that nobody told me before I left.

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Gap year gains

March 6, 2019

It’s time to start taking advantage of the bank holiday weekends, midterms and reading weeks. A few small breaks spread across the year will allow you to recharge your batteries, over and over again.  

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Skiing in Val Thorens

February 20, 2019

Whether you are lucky enough to get into the bar deck area or if you are just day drinking in the sunshine on the side of the slopes, it is an amazing place for the socialise, dance and drink.

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Wanderlust-Reykjavik

February 20, 2019

Planning on visiting Iceland anytime soon? We take a look at what Iceland capital city has to offer.

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A foodie’s guide to Prague

February 6, 2019

Most Czech families have their own secret koláč recipes which have been passed down through the generations and can be found in most bakeries in the city.

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Wanderlust: Lausanne

November 28, 2018

Last call in most of the bars in Lausanne is at 10pm and unlike in Ireland where last call often means that you can stay in the pub for another hour or so, the Swiss don’t tolerate such practices. Bar staff will clear the place out within five minutes and hand you a plastic cup to pour the rest of your pint in.

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Wanderlust in New York

October 31, 2018

Living in Dublin you notice one thing – the city is becoming more and more American. Shane Brennan compares his experiences of visiting New York.

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Wanderlust-J1 in San Fran

October 3, 2018

The experience everyone talks about with fond memories of their sunny summers on the West Coast, from my experience it wasn’t always just as fond as I was told, however, it was still one of the best experiences of my life.

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Romantic Ronda

October 3, 2018

But believe it or not, there’s more to Spain than just Ibiza and Salou. For those looking for something a bit different, Ronda may be perfect.