Sometimes I find it hard to believe I am in the travel trade for over 25 years, but I really do love my job!
Tailor-making special holidays, honeymoons and multi city adventures for couples, singles, families and groups are my passion. Making each trip personal to each client is of utmost importance to me.
I have travelled to some amazing destinations throughout Europe and South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, the USA and the Caribbean including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Barbados, Jamaica. I have also been to The Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles - WOW on every level. Its hard to pick a favourite but the Seychelles really blew me away. These 3 destinations were on my 'Bucket List' for a very long time for and in no way did any of them disappoint. I have also travelled to Tanzania, deep into the Serengeti for a safari - this was truly an adventure like no other, the holy grail of safaris and created memories that will last a lifetime!
I love to tailor make individual holidays to many such countries. I am a certified Aussie Specialist and love working on Australia and New Zealand dream holidays. I also revisited Australia as a family so have experienced the anxiety and stress of going abroad with a little one and can help parents feel at ease when travelling with little ones. I have many families that contact me for help and advice when travelling abroad as I have been travelling with my daughter since she was 6 months old and she is now 12 years. It’s less daunting than you think.
Your honeymoon especially, should be one of the most memorable and magical trips you take. Just like your wedding day, it reflects your personality and I believe that your honeymoon should too. I also have first-hand knowledge of the pitfalls and advantages of that fairytale day abroad too. In 2015, 2016 and again in 2017 I was thrilled to receive the 'Mrs2Be Brides Choice Award' for the Best Honeymoon Supplier. I am the only honeymoon supplier that has won this award consecutively for 3 years. This is an award for exceptional quality of service and customer satisfaction, recognizing excellence in the Wedding Industry. I have also won the Wedding Journal Readers Award 2018 for Best Honeymoon & Wedding Destination Supplier and most recently I was named the Best Honeymoon Planner 2019 at the Irish Wedding Awards.
I pride myself in offering a level of commitment and expertise that is unrivalled. I have been in the Top 20 Travel Counsellors Worldwide out of over 1800 Travel Counsellors for my exceptional Customer Service as voted by my clients and I was voted by my colleagues as the Most Helpful TC 2019 - an award that fills me with such pride! I offer a professional personalised service for all types of travel both leisure and corporate and aim always to exceed your expectations. Your adventure really does start here...So where to now?
My regular clients’ book with me whenever they travel and always recommend me to their family, friends and colleagues. They will tell you that I am enthusiastic and passionate about travel and getting their trip just right. I'm delighted to have celebrated my 12th Anniversary as an award-winning Gold Travel Counsellor. Here is to many more years doing what I love so much!
Please get in touch and we can get that next adventure ticked off your Bucket List!
I really look forward to hearing from you.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Michael Whitney
Dublin 4, 14 November 2019
Excellent support. Highly recommended - a trusted advisor!
Sent in by Claire Egginton
Co Kildare, 14 November 2019
Mandy has been brilliant to work with, her responses were always so quick and informative. She listened to what we wanted and provided some amazing options, it’s been a really personable experience and we are so excited for our honeymoon! Thanks again Mandy!
Sent in by Lynda Halpin
Co Dublin, 12 November 2019
Love booking with Mandy, always such a personal service and I never have any worries travelling!
Sent in by Mark Nugent
Co. Dublin, 11 November 2019
Would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mandy. She always ensures a really personal holiday totally suited to our family's tastes, needs and requirements and is always contactable should you need anything more.
Sent in by Tracey Walker
Co Dublin, 11 November 2019
Mandy is amazing, she knows what we like and does a great job of tailoring a holiday that suits us. Any queries and she is always there. I love the personal touch!
Sent in by Danielle Dubois
Cork, 24 October 2019
We booked our honeymoon with Mandy Walsh and she could not have been more helpful. After our initial call to see what type of honeymoon we were after she had the whole thing organised for us by the end of the day and we were ready to book the next day! She couldn’t have done anymore for us and was a pleasure to deal with.
Sent in by Ciara Hamilton
Kildare, 22 October 2019
We just want to thank Mandy so much for all her hard work and help. Every step of our trip went with such ease it felt effortless. Our hotels were ideal at every location for what we wanted and needed. All transfers were there waiting for us at every point. Any question we had along the way from initially booking and to when we were travelling, Mandy was quick to answer and reassure us. She really made our honeymoon magical. Thank you so very much. We will definitely come to Mandy for any future travels and have already passed her name on to our friends who are looking into trips themselves.
Sent in by G Devine
Meath, 14 October 2019
It was the most efficient service ever received from any travel company. I would recommend Mandy Walsh to anyone intending to travel. I will definitely use her in the future. She secured everything I asked for down to the smallest detail and even more that I didn’t think off!
Sent in by V. Byrne
Meath, 12 October 2019
Mandy’s response was super quick and the turn around time in emails and getting me sorted was amazing! It took all the stress and hassle out of booking and I could trust in her knowledge and experience. Definitely hooked on the Travel Counsellors experience!
Sent in by Sarah Joyce
Dublin 24, 09 October 2019
We are well and truly settled back in now after our amazing honeymoon that we booked with Mandy. At the start of our planning we were quite lost and unsure where to go, Mandy was so helpful in giving us so many different options and experiences. Ultimately we were really happy with our choice of Cancun but all Mandy's work and planning was the icing on the cake. Having everything organised for us was just amazing. Not having to worry about transfers or making sure the hotel knew we were honeymooners, it was all already done. We were treated like royalty! The TC app is really useful as you don't need internet to view your itinerary. It also made the payment process very simple. Overall it was an amazing trip, one we will remember for ever and we will definitely be using Mandy's services again!
Sent in by Desmond Bradley
Co Dublin, 02 September 2019
Well what can I say, as usual Mandy you surpassed yourself....The hotel was fabulous- the room, food, location- everything. Valletta was great. We loved it, thanks very much Mandy!
Sent in by Eileen Newman
Co Offaly, 18 July 2019
As usual last minute it’s left up to me to organize something for my husband's set holidays from work, I couldn’t get a straight answer from him regarding staying in Ireland or where he would like and I was asking around myself but didn’t know where to start in booking online. I rang a couple of travel agents and they didn’t sound too enthusiastic as a result I wasn’t feeling confident. I remembered Mandy from booking a couple of years previously and I left a voicemail. Within hours she had emailed options and a decision was made just like that. It’s worth so much to have someone who is confident at what they do, accessible & enthusiastic. I really appreciate your service Mandy thank you!
Sent in by Mark Tallon
Co Dublin, 18 July 2019
The best experience and holiday I ever had and Mandy organised the whole thing. It was a long trip almost 6 weeks with 9 flights, 5 hotels, transfers and car hire. Everything went like clock work! She kept in touch once a week to make sure everything was ok and to see if she could do anything else for me. I have already booked my next trip with her and she is working on another long for me next year. All in all she gets top marks from me and in my job where I meet a lot of people I would say most of my customers have heard me praise Mandy Walsh. Once again Mandy, Sharon and I thank you so much for making our trip so effortless and we look forward to our next adventure!
Sent in by Lisa Dolan
Co Cavan, 27 June 2019
Mandy is a very friendly and approachable and has helped me on more than one occasion. I have no problem in recommending her to friends and family as she is fantastic at her job!
Sent in by Sarah Gorey
Co Kildare, 21 June 2019
Mandy is so helpful and really makes sure you're experience is as tailored and personal as possible. You can tell she loves her job and has a real passion for travel herself.
Sent in by Miriam Morris
Co Meath, 19 June 2019
I found my dealings with Mandy to be very positive. She has been helpful and accessible anytime I have contacted her. Mandy has returned my calls and dealt promptly with any queries I have had. I found her to be professional and would recommend her service to others. Thank you for all your help Mandy!
Sent in by Johanna Farrell
Co Westmeath, 13 June 2019
Mandy is super efficient and extremely easy to deal with and she listens which is very important .
Sent in by Sinead Brennan
Kilkenny, 13 June 2019
I have to say dealing with Mandy was a pleasure. Nothing was a problem and she was able to find a solution for anything I asked her. Only for Mandy we wouldn't be travelling on our fabulous honeymoon. And when Mandy realised Paul's name was Michael on his passport she got it sorted no problem and she didn't make a thing of it. So without a shadow of a doubt I would highly recommend Mandy. We can't wait for our honeymoon now. Thanks again Mandy!
Sent in by Ella Morgan
Waterford, 08 April 2019
Mandy has provided an excellent service. She is professional, helpful and efficient. I would highly recommend her!!
Sent in by Aoife Palmer
Co Kildare, 27 February 2019
We will definitely be recommending Mandy to everyone! Wonderful service, very friendly and knowledgeable.Took away all the stress of booking our honeymoon!
Sent in by Sarah Joyce
Dublin 24, 25 February 2019
Mandy was more than helpful. She was so patient with us and listened to exactly what we asked for. When we finally came to a decision she had our honeymoon booked in no time at all. She kept us updated with flight information and kept in contact throughout the booking. We will definitely be booking with her again!
Sent in by Kate Dunne
Co Kildare, 25 February 2019
Mandy is great to work with and very understanding. I would recommend her services to anyone and will be back for advice in the future.
Sent in by Karen Lenihan
Cork, 01 February 2019
I had been in contact with a few travel agents regarding my honeymoon but nobody could grasp what we wanted. The process with Mandy was seamless, she understood what we wanted straight away. Thank you!
Sent in by Maria Bissett
Co Wicklow, 24 January 2019
Mandy is extremely helpful and informative and patient with all my queries, we have booked many trips with her, including our honeymoon, I would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Diarmuid O'Byrne
Meath, 21 January 2019
Mandy goes above and beyond every time. Mandy would never let you down and always delivers what you want.
Sent in by Shauna O'Reilly
Dublin 14, 19 January 2019
Mandy was absolutely incredible. We had no idea where to even begin with planning our holiday or even where we were going to go. She took the few ideas I gave her about what we wanted and came back to me with the holiday of our dreams. We’re so excited for our trip and can’t thank Mandy enough.
Sent in by Kevin Smith
Finglas, 15 January 2019
Thank you so much for making this whole process not only easy, but fun. We really appreciate your patience too, I know we asked about a million questions and you were there every step of the way with us. Kevin & Colum
Sent in by Nicola Bradshaw
Meath, 20 December 2018
Over the last 11 years I have had many dealings with Mandy & I can honestly say she deserves a knighthood for all she deals with on a daily basis, she is a saint. From booking the Weddingmoon of our dreams almost 10 years ago to now booking my dream family holiday for this coming April & several holidays for myself, family & friends - I honestly can't fault her in any way & will continue to recommend Mandy time & time again.
Sent in by Michael Whitney
, 31 October 2018
Mandy is excellent, I am delighted with the service and advice, I really appreciate her knowledge and experience, she is highly responsive and focused on delivering excellent service.
Sent in by Geraldine Cleary
Tipperary , 04 October 2018
I love the personel service. Mandy is super to deal with. Will be reccomending her too everyone. Used Mandys services last may and am back again. Thank you Mandy!
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26 September 2019
WOW what an amazing four days I have just had in Mauritius. We flew via Dubai with Emirates but there are plenty of good options with various airlines. We stayed in the very beautiful Trou aux Biches one of the eight Beachcomber Resorts on the island. Situated in the North West of the island on the whitest sandy beach. It feels like paradise from the moment you arrive into the beautiful reception area. The resort has six different restaurants so a very wide and varied choice of dining. Four of the restaurants are located within the main area of the resort's...
25 July 2019
Over the years I have been a seasoned traveller to the much-loved country of Turkey. However, the infamous city of Istanbul, where Europe and Asia magically meet over the Bosphorus Strait had escaped me. So, when the opportunity arose to visit Istanbul I jumped at the chance. The list of inspiring attractions in Istanbul is endless - the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, the Bosphorus, the Grand Bazaar and local life. My favourite was definitely the Hagia Sophia - first it was a church, then a Mosque and now a museum. It is also famous for...
21 June 2019
Your honeymoon should be one of the most memorable and magical trips you take. Just like your wedding day reflects your personality, I believe that your honeymoon should too! Here are some of my top tips for booking your Honeymoon. 1. What are the benefits of booking with a Travel Counsellor like yourself? I have over 25 years of experience and pride myself on delivering an excellent level of personal service. As an award-winning honeymoon specialist, I can offer advice and tips on the best options available, with a host of exclusive destinations and services for couples looking for a truly unforgettable experience....
27 November 2018
Without a shadow of a doubt the Seychelles is the most beautiful destination I ever had the privilege to visit. It was simply 'heaven on earth' and honestly took my breath away each and every day. The Seychelles is made up of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. We started our adventure by landing in Mahe International Airport and headed straight to the island of Silhouette to stay in the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. Easily reached by the hotels very own speedboat from the Bel Ombre jetty which took about 35 minutes and also can be reached by helicopter....
05 September 2018
Incredible India really says it all! The sights, the smells, the sounds. I honestly will never ever forget India! After a late arrival in the capital city of India, New Delhi and an overnight in the sleek and modern Le Meridian we enjoyed an informative introduction on India from the ground handlers Travelite. Our itinerary was North India - The Golden Triangle. Delhi to Jaipur via Neemrana, and then Agra via Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikri ending with the magical and awesome Taj Mahal before our return trip back to Delhi for our flight home. We enjoyed lunch at the historic Imperial Hotel...
12 June 2018
There are once in a life time adventures and my trip to the Serengeti was that for sure. We flew with Qatar Airways via Doha to Kilimanjaro who were just top class. A quick stop in Arusha for one night to break up the journey and then the 'real' adventure began. Arusha is a very small rural airport that serves the Serengeti area, and this is where we boarded our light aircraft for an exciting short flight to the Grumeti Airstrip deep in the Serengeti. From there we went straight by jeep to the extremely unique and amazing Bush Rover...
24 March 2018
Well it has been almost 10 years since I last visited New York so a trip back was well overdue and what a better way than to revisit the awesome 'city that never sleeps' with five other larger than life and fun loving ladies. So how much can you possibly pack into 72 hours in New York? * Times Square * Broadway * Little Italy - so many charming and authentic Italian eateries with gingham tablecloths galore * Canal Street - not like it used to be back in day * Chinatown - some culinary delights witnessed there were certainly not for the fainthearted! * Brooklyn...
05 June 2017
Of all the blogs I have written over the years this one worried me the most, and only because I am afraid it won’t do the Maldives and the stunning island resorts of Kuramathi and Kandolhu justice. Everyone has a dream destination and the Maldives has been mine for a very, very long time and by no means did it disappoint. If anything, it was everything I wished it would be and more. We flew with Turkish Airlines and arrived to Male airport surrounded by the balmy heat. As soon as we collected our luggage, the clear blue seas of...
24 May 2017
Well this adventure started with Virgin Airlines, travelling in Premium Economy in the Upper Deck - it was a lovely experience to say the least. This year’s venue for Travel Counsellors Gold Conference 2017 was the Half Moon Resort – Montego Bay in Jamaica which is a destination in itself, set on 44 acres with 2 miles of beachfront. Our accommodation for the weekend were the Royal Villas. These villas are the ultimate combination of space and privacy and are a perfect choice for families or groups, the villas have the feel of a home from home with all the...
05 April 2017
It has been a few years since my last ski trip so myself and a very excited group of beginners headed to Austria for a week on the slopes. I love organising group travel and have arranged some fabulous groups over the years of various sizes – one year I had 44 people that went skiing to Vale Thorens in France and now repeatedly travel with me. I also love travelling with a group and especially with this gang of girls who had never skied before! So as you can imagine, the excitement was intense from start to finish. We...
14 November 2016
Myself and 24 of my TC colleagues headed to beautiful Barbados for a fun filled familiarisation trip. We flew via Gatwick to Bridgetown with British Airways. I was extremely lucky to experience World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) on the outbound and Club Class (Business Class) on the return. Our hotel visits began with 2 nights at the 4 Star Turtle Beach Resort, an all-inclusive resort on the South Coast of Barbados. Turtle Beach sits along a stunning 1,500 foot stretch of white sand beach, where the sea turtles return to lay their eggs year after year. We enjoyed a fabulous...
01 November 2016
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a very beautiful, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of amazing art, architecture and culture. Ancient ruins such as the Colosseum brought me straight back to my school days when I learned about the power of the former Roman Empire. The Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes so there is no way at all that I think my blog on my first weekend in Rome will do it any justice. It was WOW – a really beautiful...
19 May 2016
Well, when your trip begins with Business Class flights with Etihad via Abu Dhabi it can be nothing but WOW. I headed off with three of my colleagues to travel to one of the world’s most vibrant and exotic cities, Hong Kong. Home to the spectacular Victoria Harbour and boasting a gastronomic and cultural scene with something to astound any visitor. We spent four nights at the illustrious Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place (managed by an Irish man no less), a stylish and contemporary hotel where everything is devoted to your well-being. In the heart of bustling Mongkok with...
31 January 2016
What a fabulous January weekend I had in Krakow! Although I’ve been working in travel for more than 21 years, I am ashamed to say that I haven’t been on many city breaks. However, after this exciting weekend I think that’s about to change. My friends and I headed off to Krakow and our first stop was to Wieliczka Salt Mine; one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Its carvings of fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces have earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. It is 135 meters underground and is visited by over 1 million...
05 November 2015
To say we were excited about this adventure is an understatement but personally as a Mammy I was also a little anxious too with the flights being so long but I need not have been worried at all. We flew British Airways via Heathrow into San Francisco and out of LA and with the excellent transition of terminals now and the on-board entertainment it was ‘plane’ sailing as they say. We stayed with friends in San Francisco and had pre-purchased a San Francisco Freestyle card before we left which included the open top hop on/hop off buses which allows you...
08 July 2015
I didn’t realise when I booked this exciting trip that the night before I would be filled with such nervous trepidation. Over the previous months so many people had said it was something they had to do on their ‘Bucket List’. It was never on mine but possibly with my many photos on my Facebook page and now this blog you will feel you have completed it with me and enjoy it as much as I did. We had a lovely short flight into Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain with Aer Lingus before our 2 hour bus journey via...
11 December 2014
Well what better way to start December then a trip to the Dominican Republic. My sister and I flew via Gatwick with British Airways. They have excellent connections from Dublin and flying with them was another enjoyable experience of this year and one I couldn't fault, from the super service on-board to the dining options. The balmy heat that greets you on arrival, always super excites me! I hold no claim to being a cultural fanatic but a sun worshipper I am and trust me, I was not disappointed. When we arrived at our hotel the Now Larimar...
31 October 2014
I am extremely lucky to get some amazing opportunities as a Travel Counsellor and so delighted to have been invited to the launch and inaugural sailing of Royal Caribbean's first Quantum class ship Quantum of the Seas and boy when they say GO EXTRAORDINARY they certainly mean it. To say I was blown away was an understatement. From the offset we were WOW'd - from the initial boarding which is done very efficiently using I-pads, to arriving at our lovely modern and spacious Ocean View Stateroom with a balcony. I could certainly see myself relaxing out on my balcony watching...
04 October 2014
Our very comfortable 13-hour flight took us via the Maldives to Colombo. The views over the Atolls of the Maldives were breath-taking and I even made a pact with myself to get back there - which I did but that's another day's blog. After a very short transfer our first night took us to the 4 Star Jetwing Blue Hotel on Negombo Beach. Very large and rustic rooms perfect for that traveller that wishes to rest before getting into what Sri Lanka really has to offer. On our second day we headed for Anuradhapura, visiting the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage enroute. Watching...
16 June 2014
Well after a very early and easy flight to Palma Airport in Majorca, we boarded our express shuttle to Alcudia which only took 45 minutes and were checked in and all to our lovely apartment by midday. Our apartments for the week were the Sol Alcudia Centre and honestly I couldn't fault them. Our one bedroom apartment was huge and spotless and we had a lovely view of another new modern complex and its pool area opposite. The apartments were perfectly located, only a short walk from the most amazing beach I have come across in a long time -...
18 March 2014
Well what a week - I don't think I have had so much fun in years. I had forgotten what it was like to travel with a group and would highly recommend it. A quick two hour flight to Toulouse with Aer Lingus and then a stunning coach journey to Arinsal in Andorra that took just over 3.5 hours and we arrived safely to the lovely 4* St Gothard Hotel in Arinsal. Andorra is situated between France and Spain, a small independent state in the heart of the Pyrenees. Located about a mile downhill from the resort but with a...
31 August 2013
Well it's been 12 years since I had been to Corfu and I suppose the last time I was 25 and partying was a priority but this time I travelled with my active 6 year old and my parents so a different type of experience altogether. We all had a great time, the weather was HOT just how I like it and the people as friendly as ever. To be honest it has changed a little but then I think thats down to the economic downturn overall and perhaps the Greek situation too so the towns/resorts are quieter than they used...
02 November 2012
Six colleagues and I headed to Mexico to visit the resorts of Cancun, Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Puerto Morelos for a hectic weekend of hotel inspections. So many positive adjectives could be used to describe our time in Mexico but for me 'blown away' is best how I would describe it. We flew out with Air France via Paris - fantastic service on board with a high standard of meals and drinks. Our first stop and overnight was the 5 Star Secrets Capri Resort. There is a classic Mediterranean feel to this hotel with stunning ocean views. All rooms...
17 August 2012
Well with one of my girlfriends wanting a weekend away to celebrate her big 40 we decided on the Costa Del Sol and the up market resort of Puerto Banus. With flights every day with Ryanair & Aer Lingus and less than a 3 hour flight it’s a perfect option for a few days away. We left on an early Friday morning flight and were heading to the beach by early afternoon once we had checked in and unpacked. We stayed at the 4 Star Park Plaza Apartments in Puerto Banus (I wouldn’t give them 4 Stars due to the...
30 June 2012
What a lovely week we just had, myself and my 5 year old daughter headed off to Lanzarote for a week. We stayed in the Fariones Apartmentos between the Old & the New Town so an ideal location really. Our accommodation was spacious, very clean and included a fabulous breakfast every day in the little restaurant - everything from delicious fruit, meats, cheeses, so many types of bread, juices and even a warm selection for those that want something more substantial including bacon, eggs, beans, pancakes and hash browns. They ran a daily kids club although it only ran for...
23 April 2011
As my daughter started Montessori School last year and BIG school in September it means we now must go away during 'official' school holidays so off we went to Kusadasi in Turkey for Easter Week. I do admit I was a little nervous about my return trip to Turkey as it has been 15 years since I was there last but it certainly has come up in the world. We stayed at the 4 Star Sea Pearl Hotel only 10 minutes on the Dolmus from the infamous Centrum and Bar Street area and only a 10 minute walk from Ladies...
19 November 2009
New York – the city that never sleeps and nothing could describe it any better. This was my 3rd time to New York although it was 7 years ago since I was there last so was very excited heading off for a pre-Christmas shopping trip with my Mam. We stayed in the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, which is an excellent location for Times Square and Broadway. Just off the infamous 5th Avenue and all its designer boutiques including Prada, Juicy Couture, D & G, DKNY to name but a few. But if it’s department stores and high street fashion that’s...
17 May 2009
Well it was a last minute and unplanned trip but totally enjoyable and a destination I would recommend. After a lovely short flight of 2.5 hours we arrived in Faro Airport and a short transfer of 40 minutes had us in our apartment. The Alfagar Apartments are 2kms from Montechoro and 5kms for the Old Town of Albufeira. It took about 15 minutes to walk to the Strip in Montechoro and cost €3.50 in a taxi back. A taxi to the Old Town cost about €6 each way. The Old Town is really charming, narrow cobblestone streets lined with stalls...
04 December 2008
I was so excited when the opportunity arose to travel to South Africa, as I have heard nothing but great comments from clients and colleagues. So on the 4th of December this very excited travel agent headed off via Heathrow to Capetown. The process from Terminal 1 to 5 is an easy transition by the Heathrow Express and it wasn’t long before we were boarding our 11 hour flight. On arrival in Capetown, we were met by glorious sunshine and it was only 6.15am. Firstly was a brief visit to Table Mountain, which stands majestically over Capetown and its surrounds....
13 September 2008
We decided this year we would like to try something different from the standard package holiday so we booked direct flights to Nice on the Cote D’Azur. The Côte d’Azur or French Riveria as perhaps it is better known has a most diverse coastline with stunning cliffs and the rolling countryside of Province. Add to this the chic resorts of Fréjus, St. Raphael and St. Tropez and you will really feel in a different world. Cannes, famous for its film festival and Monaco are all nearby. We hired a car for a week and booked a mobile home on a...
21 October 2007
Its hard to know where to start with my love for Down Under. It certainly is somewhere very close to my heart and not a day goes by that I don’t think of something I did or saw in Oz. I began my journey in Sydney. A fantastic vibrant city that is so easy to get around from the Opera House, Darling Harbour, the Rocks, the shopping area of Pitt St to the infamous Bondi Beach and its breathtaking walk to Coogee Beach. Then there is Manly Beach and its Aquarium which is accessible by the many frequent ferries...
29 July 2006
Zakynthos or Zante as this island is known locally is perfect for couples, singles and families looking for a brilliant holiday without having to take a too long of a flight. Less than 4 hours direct from Dublin. I holidayed in Zakynthos in July 2006 and we had a great week. Weather was typical at that time of year – HOT!! Just how I like it but its cooler in May and June, also Sept for Oct if you cant handle the high 30’s. We stayed in the friendly resort of Kalamaki, only 15 minutes from the airport so...
24 November 2005
I know there are many brides to be that dream of a white wedding in the Caribbean with the sun setting in the background and the sand between their toes. It certainly avoids the worry of whether the rain will hold off in Ireland, regardless of whether you chose a summer or winter wedding. I cannot recommend getting married abroad enough. So late November in 2005 myself and my fiancé, my parents and my future brother and sister in law headed to Cuba. We flew with Air France via Paris to Havana and after a 2 hour transfer arrived safely...
01 January 2005
Thailand really blew me away from the dramatic scenery to the beautiful welcoming Thai people. I loved every second of it. We began our trip in Bangkok, which is chaotic but so much fun. Its always buzzing. We then headed to Kanchanaburi and visited the Jeath War Museum and saw the ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ before heading to Erawan National Park to swim in the waterfalls and whilst here even got chased by monkeys. We also spent a couple of hours at the ‘Tiger Temple’ and have some fantastic photos holding baby cubs and sitting with the tigers which...