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Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014

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I’m pretty busy at the moment trying to go through all my unwritten posts, but it’s still nice to reflect on a top 12 travel moments of the year – something I did a similar post on in 2012 and …

30 Year Reunion: Dinner with P1Preston in Donegans, Bangor, Northern Ireland

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It was a fairly emotional return to Northern Ireland for me recently – my longest stay in my home country in over 11 years which is crazy to think about it. I had lined up some really cool stuff to …

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Sunday’s Inspiration: A Tribute to Jordan Kennedy

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“Rhythm is a dancer, it’s a soul’s companion, you can feel it everywhere” – Snap, 1992 The above lyric is from the song that was number one in the music charts the day Jordan Kennedy was born. I remember the …

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Exploring Portbraddon and Visiting Ireland’s Smallest Church

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My recent adventures backpacking in Northern Ireland have surprised and inspired me more than I could have believed. While staying at the magnificent Whitepark Bay Hostel (which overlooks Whitepark beach and is a few miles from the village of Ballintoy), …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Bushmills Soda in the Copper Kettle, Bushmills, Northern Ireland

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For some reason I haven’t written too much about Northern Irish food on here before despite the fact I love it. Yes there was the cheap Ulster Fry in Holywood post from 2008 and the Pastie Supper in Bangor article, but …

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Staying in the Bushmills Hostel, North Coast

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My backpacking in Northern Ireland adventures continued as I toured the North Coast of my home country on what is my longest stint in Europe for over 5 years. After staying in the Whitepark Bay Hostel near Ballintoy, I headed …

30 Year Reunion: School Tour of Kilmaine Primary School, Bangor, Northern Ireland

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A calm Northern Irish wind reared its obvious head as I made the walk down to school. I hadn’t done my homework, my handwriting left a lot to be desired but I was on time, I had a grey shirt …

Staying in the World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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On my trip backpacking in Northern Ireland in 2014,  lived out some childhood dreams as well as aiming to inspire everyone out there to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland. In my eyes, Belfast is the best city in the UK and …

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