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24 hours in Amsterdam

April 3, 2018

Hi guys,

Following on from my quick trip to Amsterdam last week with Heineken I thought I would share some of the things we got up to in our 24 hours there (we did a LOT!). I know Amsterdam is a very popular destination for Irish people, I’ve actually been there twice before – once on a day trip from Brussels, and once for the weekend with Gerard, so I thought it would be a good time to summarise some good things to do if you plan on visiting.

What we did

  • Heineken Experience Museum – this is definitely worth a visit. It’s really modern and interesting and the best part of all is you get tokens for 2 drinks at the end πŸ™‚
  • Canal Boat Tour – we did the Heinken boat tour, which you add on to your ticket for the museum to get a good price (€29 for both). It’s such a nice, relaxing way to see the city.
  • A’DAM Lookout – this is where the famous swinging chairs are – it also doubled up as our hotel which was very handy. It’s really modern and has a fab bar overlooking the city as well.
  • Mike’s Bike Tours – we did a 30/40 min tour in the evening, just as the sun was setting and it was my favourite part of the day. Cycling is the best way to explore the city, and it was nice to have a guide show us different things around the city like famous bridges and the city’s only windmill. Cycling is also quite intense over there so it was good to have a local to help us navigate on the busy roads.

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Weekend Getaway To Druid’s Glen

March 5, 2018

Hi there,

I hope you are all adjusting back to reality after the lovely, relaxing few snow days we had in Ireland. On Saturday, I had enough of the cabin fever and thankfully Gerard and I were able to hit the road for a little getaway to Druid’s Glen Hotel in Co. Wicklow.Β For years I’ve heard of Druid’s Glen from my friends, so I was very excited when they invited me to visit – and I really didn’t want the snow to stop us.

Luckily it’s only 45 mins from Dublin so it wasn’t too far to drive while the roads were still a little messy. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and the first thing we saw was the golf course, turned winter wonderland, which was snow white – literally.Β  Continue Reading…

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Vegas Travel Guide

February 26, 2018

Hi guys,

As you may have seen on my social media – I spent 5 days last week in Las Vegas, Nevada with the best group of girls – Rosie, Niamh and Lauren. We were invited over by the Tourist Board to explore everything Vegas had to offer and we had an absolute ball. To see what we got up to, watch my video here, but to learn a little more keep reading πŸ™‚

How we got there

We travelled to Las Vegas McCarren Airport with British Airways from Dublin via Heathrow. The flight to Heathrow was about 1 hour, we had a two hour layover and then a 10 hour flight to Vegas. The flight back was 2 hours shorter.

There are direct flights from Dublin too – and if you book in advance you can usually get a very reasonable rate for flights πŸ™‚

The Vegas Airport is literally 10 mins from the main strip. You can see all the hotels when you land so it’s very handy.

Where we stayed

We stayed in the MGM Grand hotel. It’s one of the largest hotels in Vegas with over 5,000 rooms. It has lots of outdoor pools (Wet Republic is based here in the spring/summer months), a gym, a food court and lots more πŸ™‚

What we got up to

We had a jam-packed itinerary for our 5 days in Vegas. Here’s what we got up to:

  • Seven Magic Mountains: About 30 mins from Vegas in the middle of the desert, visiting these colourful stacks of rocks was the perfect start to our trip. It was so unusual and cool to see.

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A Night Away at the Galgorm Resort and Spa

February 12, 2018

Hi there,

I’m just back from the most relaxing getaway to the Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena. I head up there this weekend for one night with Gerard and I had heard it was nice, but my god I couldn’t have expected it to be as nice as it was. From the second we arrived we were greeted by the friendliest staff, and it really has that ‘resort’ feel with everywhere being connected, warm, cosy and welcoming.

The Room

We were staying in a Deluxe River View Suite. It was modern and spacious with a seating area in the room as well as a big bed and bathroom. The room had a complimentary mini bar and snacks, which was a lovely surprise and treat. The view from our room was gorgeous, it overlooked the river and the hot pool/ jacuzzis. So you can see why we were excited to get down to the spa from the second we arrived.

The Spa

The spa in the hotel is just amazing. There is an outdoor hot pool, outdoor jacuzzis and an indoor pool/sauna that everyone can enjoy. Then there is also the Thermal Village which has private jacuzzis. Continue Reading…

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2018 Travel Plans

February 8, 2018

Hey guys,

I hope you are all having a good week. I’m in full on prep mode for the travels I have coming up in the next few months. I haven’t had a chance to tell you all yet, because it happened so fast, but I’m going to VEGAS next Saturday!!! Ahhhh! The Tourist Board contacted me and asked me to join them on a press trip. I’m so excited because three of the girls Rosie, Lauren and Niamh are going too. I just really can’t wait to get some winter sun – the past month has just been so cold and miserable in Ireland.

Of course this means I am outfit planning like a mad woman. Time to whip out the summer wardrobe πŸ™‚ You can see a few summery bits I picked up in my most recent YouTube haul. Continue Reading…

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Our Weekend Getaway to Mayo

January 9, 2018

Hi guys,

I hope January is going ok for you all. It’s never an easy month, so whatever you can do to make yourself feel better this month do it! Go easy on yourself: take a bath, treat yourself to some chocolate, and make some nice cosy plans with your friends.Β  January is hard enough without totally depriving yourself of all the lovely things we’re used to at Christmas.

With this in mind, Gerard and I had planned a weekend away to the Lodge at Ashford Castle. We didn’t do proper Christmas presents this year instead we set a budget of €20, so we could spend our money on doing things together instead. We booked Coachella in April (a music festival based in California) which I’m very excited for, but it’s nice to get away even for a night in Ireland as well. We often take it for granted because it’s on our doorstep, but after working in Tourism Ireland for years, if anyone knows how amazing Ireland is, its me. And I plan on taking more advantage of that this year.Β  Continue Reading…