Category: Travel

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Adjusting to life after holidays

So I'm back. And as predicted, Japan was an absolute blast. It never fails to delight as a holiday destination and I think this break was the best yet! I'll share my adventures from Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Tokyo in a lot more detail over the coming weeks, but for now a few thoughts on adjusting ...

Holidays beckon…

Right. My bags are packed and I've just one more working day to get through. Then I'm off to Japan for a couple of weeks! If I'm totally honest, I'm never short of holidays. Travel is my one true vice, and @TheFrankFlyer and I take several breaks and longer holidays every year. I know I'm ...

With the sand between my toes…

I'm off to Sitges to celebrate Pride, get some sun and enjoy lolling around naked on the beach for the weekend...

The afterglow

An afternoon in the summer London sun is second to none. Especially when spent with friends and good food.

Surviving my first WNBR

Taking part in my first ever World Naked Bike Ride was exhilarating, freezing and hilarious...

“The Leaving”

I know I'm not alone in still having nightmares about the Leaving. But I like to think my route to university was even more stressful than most in Ireland...

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All change, please…

I've been giving it quite a bit of thought lately and have decided that this blog needs a bit of an upgrade. It needs more of a focus and if there's one thing I write and think about a lot, it's travel! So, I'm going to refocus my writing here on my travel adventures (and, ...

Some weekend brain exercise

This morning, I went to the first class in my new Japanese course at City Lit. I'm heading back to Tokyo in July and really want to be able to use more Japanese while I'm there. The little snatches I've picked up along the way over the last four years aren't really enough to get ...

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My trip to the Traveler’s Factory, Japan

It may sound strange, but one of my highlights of last month's visit to Japan was getting to visit the Traveler's Factory store in Tokyo. They stock the (formerly Midori) Traveler's Notebook products that I've been obsessing about over the last year, so I was determined to visit their 'HQ' and see the various products ...