Discover local delights around the world ♥

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Hello all!

I know I have not blogged in quite some time but I want to draw your attention to a fantastic service that you are probably unaware of. is a website to completely optimize and perfect your travel experience and is recommended by critics from the likes of The New York Times and the Daily Mail. As their website states,

Discover faces not empty places.”

The point of the service is to accommodate travelers in the homes of local people or “hosts.” With hosts offering their homes in over 140 countries, there are plenty of cultures and new friendships to choose from. Save time hunting down information on the local attractions. The hosts are there to help you, point you in the right direction and introduce you to any local secret attractions that you may enjoy.

Homestay hosts are more than just temporary landlords handing over keys, they’re real people sharing their homes, inviting guests into their world.” ~

On top of that, the promises quality and affordability. The website is easy to use. Just type in your preferred location, amount of people and dates that you will stay and – Voila! A choice of various homestays with info on the hosts, pictures of the rooms and even prices in your own currency.

Check it out yourself at and now available to download is the app in the Apple App Store which has a sleek design, is easy to use and makes communication between possible hosts easier than ever.


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Girly Nights In and Hungover Food.

So last night I had a girly night in, with the one and only, Ali Trodden. I love that girl, she always makes me smile! 🙂 Anyway, it was her first time over in my house, and we seriously had a ball! All girls reading this will agree that sleepovers consist of 3 things: Wine/Alcohol, junk food and movies.

Now.. that WAS the plan I had set in place for us last night. However, alcohol took over and after 1 bottle of wine each, we moved onto the vodka and had heart-to-hearts with my family about life and so-on and so-forth. It was a great laugh! We ate loads of crap and gossiped and talked all night. Movies never got a look in. When you enjoy each other company so much that you  don’t feel you need to watch movies to fill the time, that’s friendship right there! 

Ali and I have always been friends, but never as close as we are now. She’s one of those girls that has always been there for me, and this year we have just clicked. It’s like I wrote about in my previous blog. Surround yourself with people that make you happy.. and I LOVE that girl. I know that no matter what, she has my back.  

Today.. veeery hungover, McDonalds came into play and it was incredible! Nothing kicks the hungover blues then greasy  food. And guys.. that’s just a world known fact.. don’t judge 🙂


Put yourself first..


I’ve learnt some valuable life lessons in the past year alone. There comes a point in your life when you realize who is there for you and who is not. Don’t let people who weren’t there for you when you were at your worst, try and be there now that you’re at your best. Only surround yourself with those who love you. You will be surprised how much better you feel.

Ciára xo