World Borders: How to Get From Northern Ireland to the Peoples Republic of Podjistan

My fascination for unknown and un-ventured countries continued this week as I headed to the Peoples Republic of Podjistan. This is a tiny country which is landlocked by Northern Ireland, itself governed by the United Kingdom. An enigma in itself, Podjistan stands alone. Untouched, unventured, unknown. Not many travellers can say they have a Podjistani Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Northern Ireland to the Peoples Republic of Podjistan[…]

Backpacking in the People’s Republic of Podjistan: All You Need to Know About This Wacky Country

“Move closer, set my mind on fire” – Tim Wheeler. The People’s Republic of Podjistan, which can be shortened to Podjistan is a self declared mini-country which is landlocked within Northern Ireland. This is a truly wacky place and one I just had to explore, having grown up in the same Northern Irish county, County Read more about Backpacking in the People’s Republic of Podjistan: All You Need to Know About This Wacky Country[…]

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: 9 Cool Things to Check Out in Ballintoy

On my recent adventure backpacking in Northern Ireland I decided to hit up a few new spots and revisit some old ones so I can write about them in an up to date way and ensure that more of you get to see the beauty of Northern Ireland. One pretty village I had been to Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland: 9 Cool Things to Check Out in Ballintoy[…]

Win two return tickets to New York with Aer Lingus and THRU-THE-Q

Win two return tickets to New York with Aer Lingus and THRU-THE-Q Aer Lingus flies to North America via Dublin and offers low fares to New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Washington, San Francisco and Toronto. Aer Lingus also connects to many great destinations across North America with their partner airlines. You can also now fly to Read more about Win two return tickets to New York with Aer Lingus and THRU-THE-Q[…]

Thru the Q: An Easier Way to Get to the USA

I’m pretty excited at this new idea, whereby you don’t have to go through customs and immigration on arrival in the USA. After a flight to the US on arrival you have a customs procedure which can take up to 45 minutes to get through depending on which airport, time of year, queues, delays etc. But Read more about Thru the Q: An Easier Way to Get to the USA[…]

Top 12 Northern Irish Travel Blogs 2015

This is the third consecutive year I have compiled a list of the best Northern Irish Travel Blogs out there. Following on from last year’s 2014’s Northern Irish Travel Blogs and 2013’s Northern Irish Travel Blogs, here are the best 12 out there this year in 2015! That’s an extension of 2 on previous years where Read more about Top 12 Northern Irish Travel Blogs 2015[…]

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Top 10 Sights in Coleraine

Northern Ireland is brimming with undiscovered towns like Coleraine. The locals know them. Travellers sadly pass in and out too quickly to get a grasp of what they offer. Ignore the fact that Coleraine is simply a transport hub for the tourist sights on the North Coast, give the town at least a day and Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Top 10 Sights in Coleraine[…]

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One of the Last Customers to Stay in the Windsor Inn, Royal Hotel, Bangor, Northern Ireland

My recent travels in Northern Ireland have proved something to me – you can travel in your home country and love it, and get surprised by it. After my adventures on the north coast of Northern Ireland, I returned to my home town of Bangor, which is in County Down, just 12 miles from Belfast Read more about One of the Last Customers to Stay in the Windsor Inn, Royal Hotel, Bangor, Northern Ireland[…]