Over the past 18 months I have been lucky enough to make regular visits to Country Antrim and the surrounding area, and have fallen in love with what I have found there. Often overlooked because of its history and separate status as part of the United Kingdom, it is less visited than the southern part of Ireland, but has just as much to offer.… Keep readingRead more
Taiwan is a country I have long been fascinated with the idea of visiting. Independent but not, culturally part of China but not, it doesn’t quite fit neatly anywhere. I finally ticked it off my bucket list in March 2017, and it was almost inevitable – I loved the place. Here are 5 reasons why I love Taiwan.… Keep readingRead more
This third instalment in the series is about a country that I just felt so comfortable in: Brazil. What’s so great?
1. The laid-back vibe.
Brazil just doesn’t seem to care what people think of it. The lifestyle is laid-back, the pace of life is slow, and Havaiana flip-flops and skimpy clothing are the order of the day.… Keep readingRead more
My love affair with Sweden started back in 2002 and is still going strong. So what’s the big attraction?
1. The fresh air.
I always feel like I can breathe better in Sweden. There’s just something about it – big skies, light colours and an outdoor lifestyle that blows the cobwebs away.… Keep readingRead more