23 Aug '18

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Biarritz, France

With Elara about to turn 2 we had one last chance to take advantage of a “free flight”. We checked cheap flights across Europe and after a few suggestions from friends we hopped about Ryanair and headed to the sunny … Read More

07 Jan '18


Lisbon, Portugal – The Return

Very rarely do I go back to the same place twice (except Rome!) but when I heard my college friend Christina, her husband and little girl were headed to Portugal over the Christmas holidays I was quick to suggest we … Read More

22 Oct '17


Rome again Rome again jiggity jig

Seeing as I had a few extra holiday days left over from my maternity leave earlier this year, we decided we’d get away for another short break. We set our sights on Rome, this would be my 5th time to … Read More

02 Sep '17

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A new adventure begins

At 2am August 31st 2016 Elara Paige pushed her way into this world, opened her eyes and forever changed our lives.

We’ve spent the last year getting to know each other. She’s a mad thing. She loves smiling, is curious about everything, prefers … Read More

07 Jul '16

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Chase’s Visit

I made a promise to each of my three nieces that when they turned 16, they could come visit me in Ireland. This April, my niece, Chase, turned 16 so it was her turn. However this year was a little bit … Read More

31 Dec '15

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Malta for the Holidays

Last year we set off to Ghent and Brugges to spend our Christmas break. This year we headed off to Valletta, Malta. We found a conveniently located little apartment “Right in the heart of Valletta.” Our Ryanair flight arrived very … Read More

31 Dec '15


Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta

Upon booking our trip to Malta we learned of a unique place called Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground prehistoric burial site. Tickets need to be booked up to 2 months in advance, which we didn’t do. But we learned that an extra 20 … Read More

07 Sep '15

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A quick trip to Wales

We’ve talked about going to Wales for years but it was always overlooked for adventures further abroad. We had a few extra holiday days to spare this year, so we made it happen. Saturday, we loaded up the motorcycle, headed … Read More

21 Jul '15


The Inca Trail, Peru

Day Seven

Today was our first day of officially joining the GAdventures group. We set a precedent for the rest of our trip by waking up early at 6:15 and out the door by 7:30. We met the group for … Read More

20 May '15


Cusco, Peru

The Inca Trail – four days of serious hiking, battling altitude, passing stunning ruins, sleeping under the stars and culminating with the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu.

Access to the trail is controlled strictly by the Peruvian government — … Read More

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