Indulge me while I gush and coo a little over this hotel. I stayed at the Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Collection on a recent visit to Budapest and it was bliss. From the moment you step inside this lush, luxury cocoon you are swaddled in the embrace of decadence. The staff is so amiable … More 5 Things to do during your stay at Aria Hotel Budapest.
I recently wrote an article for wowtravelersworld about a topic that was very raw to me. It was the first time I had put pen to paper about the catalyst to my travelling. Check it out if you’d like. The rest of the article is linked at the end of this excerpt. Sitting on the … More How travel healed my broken heart
I started my little blog in July 2016 with the idea that recording and keeping a journal (of sorts!) about the places I was fortunate enough to visit would be a nice way to look back on trips I have taken. In setting up an Instagram account to go with the blog it was a … More My first Liebster Award nomination
Hygge is the new cool. Sooo, obvs you’re doing it too, aren’t you? Here’s my post on enjoying hygge in…. Carlow. If hygge is life’s simple pleasures; good food, appreciating nature and indulging in plenty of what makes you happy, and you can do all of this just under two hours from Dublin, Why is … More How to spend a hygge weekend in Carlow
‘When sky blue gets dark enough, To see the colours of the city lights. A trail of ruby red and diamond white Hits her like a sunrise.’ Views are goals. If, like me, you love rooftop locations and gazing across the city from atop your ivory coloured bar stool (beside the fake plastic shrubbery) then … More Dusky Dublin views from Croke Park
Get up, get uppppp!! Remember that new year’s resolution you made to get out in the fresh air more? Stop lazing the day away in bed, get in the car and check out Devil’s Glen outside Ashford, Co. Wicklow. Why is it called Devil’s Glen, does anyone know? I read somewhere that the roar of … More Art in the woods
It’s January. It’s cold and wet and miserable. You have looked up flights but have no holidays to take so an overseas trip is out of the question. With no mini-breaks or holidays to look forward to you are at the edge and see no way of getting through the bleak midwinter. Do not despair, poppets … More Fabulous foodie weekend in the West (of Ireland)
Let me start this post by saying I am not a hiker! Neither am I a trail runner but I wanted to share this post with you, to show you that there is plenty of fun to be had in the mountains for a total beginner, like me. I wanted to make the most of … More Out and about in the Wicklow Mountains
London, baby! It’s so close to Dublin that there’s no excuse for not popping over, of a weekend. And, yes, you may think you have accidentally landed in a Scandinavian country when you see how expensive things are BUT with so many free entry museums and parks you don’t need to sell your soul. Plus … More A merry little Christmas weekend in London.
Welcome to My Suitcase Diaries, where hopefully my travels will inspire you to use what precious holiday time you have to explore the world and give you something to daydream about on cold, rainy days! I know that’s what I do! I currently work in the education sector and my holidays are limited to the usual … More Welcome to My Suitcase Diaries