Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland, Part II

So where did we get to? Ah yes, amid the green rolling fields of County Cork, Ireland sits the very luxurious, uber comfortable Ballyvolane House. In Part I of my Ballyvolane House review, I shared my thoughts on the rooms, history and influences that make Ballyvolane, the ultimate Irish country retreat and now it’s time to reveal the one thing that really made me fall…

How to deal with the Fear-Of-Missing-Out

Millennials. We are described as entitled and lazy. We want things instantly and we want them perfect. We are agile and adaptable. We are impatient and picky. One thing that we aren’t, though, is afraid of adventure. We’re the “Gen Y” who want to work from home, from a home-from-home, from a golden sandy beach in Indonesia, or from a quirky hotel bar in New…

How I got addicted to travel: My travel story

This time, seven years ago, I put on a brave face as I hugged my Mum and Dad goodbye at Heathrow Airport. “I’m sure it’ll go fast… Don’t worry I’ll be fine.” I was petrified but didn’t want to show it. I hadn’t really planned for this. By a few twists of fate, I was 19 years old and on a gap year. I’d been on a…

48 Hours in KL – A weekend guide to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a brilliant city – a cosmopolitan blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian influence, it blends traditions and culture alongside cutting edge technology. It has vivid banyan trees, iconic minarets, and giant-sized skyscrapers, as well as the traffic to rival many big cities. KL (as it’s fondly called by all locals) is a city of contrasts is busy but so charming, and within just…