Archive | August, 2013

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein castle is located high above the village of Hohenschwangau in Germany and was the inspiration for the famous Disney castle we all know so well. Getting to the castle can be done by foot up the steep hill or by taking the shuttle bus that drops you almost at the top. Costs for the shuttle bus is 1.80 euros for one way or 2.60 euros for the return trip […]


Top Dublin Pubs You Need To Visit

Talk about Dublin pubs to a tourist who’s visited Dublin and almost always they’ll revel in their experiences drinking in Temple Bar or a pub crawl tour they took. It’s easy to get lost in all that is Temple Bar and its over the top pubs and bars that fill the area. After all they resemble everything we think of as a proper Irish pub. But if you were to […]


Herrenchiemsee Palace

Herrenchiemsee Palace, built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria was modelled on the Palace of Versailles in France. It’s located on the island Herreninsel in the Chiemsee lake (the largest lake in Bavaria), approximately 60 kilometers from Munich. Ferries operate frequently from the many towns that sit on the edge of the Chiemsee lake. On a clear day it makes for quite the relaxing ride as you float across the […]


Travel Gadgets, Plugs and Adapters

It’s easy to go overboard when buying up travel gadgets, plugs and adapters for your pending trip. Having come from a background working in IT I know better than others just how addictive it is to have the latest and greatest. In the last three years of travel and living abroad however I’ve found the best gadgets for the job are often the most simple ones. It’s a fact proved […]