Weekend Getaway: Ballycotton

A 25-minute (24km) drive from home to the hidden gem of East Cork is a perfect escape during weekends. This small picturesque fishing village sits on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and is surrounded by sandy beaches. It is about 40 km east of Cork City. There are plenty of things to do in thisContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Ballycotton”

Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification

About 2km from the city centre of Cork is the rocky limestone outcrop that Blackrock Castle sits on. It has been a site of fortification since the late 16th century. The original tower was built by the citizens of Cork in 1582 to guard the water approach to the city from pirates and other raiders.Continue reading “Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification”

Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens

Situated 8 km from Cork City is The Blarney Castle, originally dates from before 1200, when a timber house was believed to have been built on the site, although no evidence remains on this. Around 1210 this was replaced by a stone fortification. In 1446, it was rebuilt by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, Lord of Muscry, whoContinue reading “Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens”

Fall in St. Stephen’s Green

In the centre of Dublin, you can find a natural oasis in the form of St Stephen’s Green. Elegantly landscaped, this rectangular 22 acres park is filled with bright colours during the autumn season making it a stunning backdrop for a walk. It’s the ideal place when you want to escape the hustle and bustleContinue reading “Fall in St. Stephen’s Green”

4D3N in Bali: Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua means two islands (nusa ‘island’, dua‘two’), because there are two islands in the bay of Bali. Known as an enclave of large five-star resorts, it covers 350 hectares of land and encloses more than 20 resorts. But don’t let the term resort area turn you off from visiting here. Taking a trip toContinue reading “4D3N in Bali: Nusa Dua”

Cork City Marathon 2019

The Ultra/Marathon Runner and The Cheerleading Wife! It describes US perfectly. This is my first blog about my hubby’s marathon. Something extra special as our (yes 😂 that includes me) first ever marathon experience in Europe, in Ireland particularly, and in cool weather — though month of June is already summer yet temperature was rangingContinue reading “Cork City Marathon 2019”

Weekend Getaway: Youghal

Looking for a weekend getaway in Cork? You might want to consider Youghal (pronounced as Yawl), is a historic seaside town in East Cork that borders with West Waterford. The name Youghal comes from the Irish Eochaill meaning “yew woods”, which were once common in the area.  We enjoyed our weekend experienced here so we wanted to share the 3 bestContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Youghal”

Sunset at Carrigart Boardwalk

It was breezy late summer afternoon, we decided to check out the boardwalk in Carrigart Donegal. Initial plan was supposed to be heading to Downing Beach and have some pizza for dinner by the beach. But only to find out that the restaurant was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was a blessing in disguiseContinue reading “Sunset at Carrigart Boardwalk”

One Summer Day in Fanad Head Lighthouse

I love to stand before the majestic view of the ocean. The ocean exudes power; its shore is a gateway, a place where the aquatic and terrestrial worlds collide. The cliff we stood on seemed as old as Abraham. As I look at the vast infinite blue ocean I could only imagine that at theContinue reading “One Summer Day in Fanad Head Lighthouse”

Why We Chose Ireland?

Most of our friends keep on asking – why Ireland? As we know that Europe and Asia are too different. And switching continents is not easy, particularly the weather – from having summer all year round to having four seasons in a day. Of course, where in Ireland you want to live depends on theContinue reading “Why We Chose Ireland?”

10 Tips For An Impromptu Getaway

If you’ve been travelling for quite some time now, I know that there are times that you’ve been preparing for a particular travel schedule with all the things that you need to do –  itinerary, outfits to wear, activities, everything and so on. But you know what? Sometimes the best adventures are unplanned! The spontaneityContinue reading “10 Tips For An Impromptu Getaway”

Taking a Vacation Can Make You Healthier

Vacations aren’t just a time to escape reality, it’s a priority indeed. The essence of a vacation is to take a break from your habits, the monotony and your everyday routine. Escaping your everyday life strengthens all the pillars your well-being is built upon. Many positives await when you leave your frustrations at home and immerseContinue reading “Taking a Vacation Can Make You Healthier”