Secret Britain: 7 home-grown destinations Brits love!

Secret Britain: 7 home-grown destinations Brits love!

The UK is a deservedly popular spot on the tourist trail. Well, I would say that - I'm biased, as I have lived here all my life. But so many overseas visitors head for the same old places: London, Oxford and the Lake District, to name a few. But where do the British like to go when we are vacationing in our own country? Check out these 7 great destinations Brits love, as my fellow bloggers and I spill our secrets on the best way to get an authentic British experience on your visit to this diverse Read more [...]
Ulster travel: Discover the highlights of all nine counties

Ulster travel: Discover the highlights of all nine counties

Ulster. The name of the province is synonymous with Northern Ireland, but did you know that Ulster province is made up of more than just the six counties of the north? Having visited every county in Ulster for myself, I know that each one has its own character and highlights, tied together by a shared history and the instantly-recognisable Ulster accent. If your Ulster travel knowledge needs a boost, here are some great suggestions for what to see in each county!The nine (yes NINE) counties that Read more [...]
Slemish: St Patrick’s Mountain in Northern Ireland

Slemish: St Patrick’s Mountain in Northern Ireland

I have been a regular visitor to Northern Ireland over many years, visiting the town of Ballymena, County Antrim. And anyone familiar with the approach to Ballymena will recognise Slemish. Towering over the surrounding flat landscape, Slemish is unmistakable and, when the mists clear, unmissable. It is also St Patrick's mountain.The story goes like this: at the age of 16, the teenager who would become St Patrick was captured in England and brought to Ireland against his will. For the next Read more [...]