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Positano Travel Diary

April 19, 2017

Hey guys,

Last weekend I travelled with Gerard to literally the one place I’ve ever been that I would describe as heaven on earth. It was the prettiest, most relaxing place with the nicest people and yummiest food (Pizza all day errday!)

It was exactly the kind of holiday I love. The village is still so authentically Italian, there is so much to look at and take in. I could have wandered the streets all day and night (if there wasn’t so many steps haha).  

Where we stayed

I’ve had so many questions about the stunning hotel we stayed in, it was Casa Albertina in Positano. I booked on Hotwire.com – I’ve been using Hotwire for years but this has to be my best hotel find to date. LOOK at those views!!! It felt like something out of a movie.

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Pink Dress in Positano

April 17, 2017

Hey everyone,

I got back from Positano yesterday, and I’m going to make a bold statement and say it was my favourite place I’ve EVER visited.

The buildings, the weather, the people, the food, the vibe, the flowers… it was just like heaven on earth. I can see why so many people go on their honeymoons there – it’s so romantic!  Continue Reading…

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Sunrise in the Dubai Desert

April 3, 2017


Hey guys,

Back to work and reality, but my mind is still living in Dubai. I wanted to share one last blog post with you and some photos of probably one of the coolest places I’ve ever been to – deserted roads in the middle of the Dubai desert at sunrise.

We set off to the middle of the desert at 5am to catch this beautiful moment – an early start is not something I can be found doing very often on holidays, but it was so worth it. These roads were originally built with the intentions of leading to a compound, but they ended up never being used, and they are slowly but surely being washed away by the desert. You can get a better idea of what they look like hereContinue Reading…

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Dubai Travel Diary – Part II

April 2, 2017

Hey there,

I’m just back from Dubai – and what an amazing week it was. It’s definitely somewhere to add your bucket list if it’s not there already. March was such a nice time to travel, it felt like the middle of summer at 25 – 33 degrees most days. I’m not sure I’d be able to deal with anything much hotter than that. It gets as hot as 50 degrees there in summer!!! How do people survive over there?!

We had the perfect balance of activities/ downtime which made it just such a fun and relaxing holiday. There’s so much to do over there I don’t think you could ever get it all done in one holiday. There is no shortage of amazing places to see, restaurants to try and of course sun to take in. We made a list of what we really wanted to do, making sure we made time to chill too – it was our holidays after all 🙂 If you read my Dubai Part I blog post you’ll know what we got up to from Saturday – Tuesday, and now I’m going to fill you in on the second part of our week, including a list of recommendations that we didn’t get around to trying this time!

Where we stayed 

We moved hotels to the W Hotel in Al Habtoor City for our last few nights. This hotel was super modern with quirky, bright interiors and a young crowd – it was a nice change from our last hotel. The pool area was to die for – and the food was just amazing. I’m going to be starving for a month after this trip, trying to get back to normal eating habits will definitely be a struggle.

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Dubai Travel Diary – Part I

March 28, 2017

Hi from Dubai,

We’ve been here 4 full days already and time needs to slow down. It’s my first time here and to say I’m blown away by the city is an understatement. It’s like no city I’ve ever been to before, a luxurious lego-land in the desert where culture and city life go hand in hand. The buildings are so modern and impressive and there is just so much to do here, whether you’re seeking out a break in the sun or an adventure filled holiday – it’s got it all. We’ve definitely done a mix of both so far on our holiday so I wanted to put together a blog post with some info on what we’ve been up to. I’ve so much to share that I thought the best way to do this would be to split it into 2 posts.

Some general info

The local currency (AED) works out at about 1/4 of a euro per AED.

Taxi’s are super cheap (you will get them everywhere) but everything else (food, drink, shopping) is pretty pricey.

There are no off licences over here, and as alcohol is so expensive, I would recommend picking up some in duty free before travelling if you’re fond of a cheeky glass of vino 😉

If you’re flying into Dubai Airport (DBX) give yourself plenty of time to get through passport control, it took us over an hour.

The sun doesn’t really get hot until about 10/10.30am so don’t rush yourself out of bed in the morning.

Where we are staying

We are staying in the fab Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel and its definitely the most luxurious hotel I’ve ever stayed in. There are SO many hotels in Dubai so we spent so long on booking.com trying to decide which one to book before we came. We eventually decided on this one, based on the amazing reviews it got on Tripadvisor, the location and the style of the hotel. We got an upgrade on arrival – and our room is just out of this world. I’d say it’s easily bigger than my whole house back in Dublin haha. The view is to die for – and the BATH!!!

Where we are eating

We booked breakfast with our hotel – which was a great call. It’s the biggest and best hotel breakfast I’ve ever seen with a Juice making station, Omelete making station and literally every type of breakfast food you could imagine. We usually fill up for the day at breakfast. Continue Reading…