Thursday’s Special – Pick A Word

We were looking forward to Paula’s Thursday Special again and seen she had posted again when coming home from our staycation! Last months contribution can be found here.

The words this time are LUNAR (because of mid-Autumn festival )

VOLTE FACE (cause of so many meanings )

SOARING (cause it lends itself to a number of possible photographic interpretations)

REPOSING (cause I really need a rest)

and

IMPREGNABLE (cause it is a cool word )

Lunar – This one is from when Iain had to travel to Edmonton, Canada with work – this scaled down moon was travelling the world!

Volte Face – Well we learned a new word this week! A couple of shots from our visit to Benone Strand.

Soaring – High up in the Mourne Mountains!

Reposing – A view from one of the most relaxing places we have been.

Impregnable – The walls of Dubrovnik Old Town, that was a seriously warm day!

Thanks for reading, stay safe and keep planning the next adventure!

Brianna and Iain

Our Favourite YouTube Channel’s

Hey everyone, sorry we haven’t posted in a while but life has been hectic! We have had the chance to take a couple of weeks time off and travel around Ireland so plenty of content will be published soon!

We have been watching a lot of YouTube over the past few months and our favourite channels have revolved around something we haven’t been able to do – Travel. There are a ton of great Youtubers, but we decided to limit ourselves to 5 for this post as follows:

Gary Bembridge – Tips for Travellers

Gary runs the channel Tips for Travellers, his videos generally focus on cruises – we have only been on one cruise, and our two following have been cancelled. However we love watching him to get a bit of cruise hype – he has kept us up to date with all that’s going on in the cruise industry during Covid-19 and its become a tradition in our house to shout that Gary has a new video.

We highly recommend watching his videos if you are interested in cruising – he has tips around cruise lines, destinations and how to save money. Gary can be found on instagram @GaryBembridge

Ben and David

Cruise With Ben and David is another cruise channel that we love – we originally discovered them through their Scarlet Lady video – we really enjoy their style of video and they are entertaining to watch. Again, through Covid they have provided regular updates. We really enjoy their informative videos on different cruise lines they can be found on Instagram @cruisewith

Emma

Emma Cruises is another of the YouTube channels we follow for cruise news and updates, we discovered her after watching Ben and David’s video on the new Virgin Voyages ship – the Scarlet Lady. To be honest we have only watched a few of her videos, but we have found them very informative and entertaining. If you follow her on Instagram @EmmaCruises she occasionally has live streams!

Paul and Carole

Paul and Carole Love to Travel is another channel we love to watch – we initially discovered them through their Instagram @paulandcarole We find them really fun to watch and read, Brianna discovered recently they even have now have a TikTok account! They have videos reviewing, hotels, cruises and lately we have watched their touring caravan series.

Travel Blog Jamie

We also came across Jamie initially through Instagram @TravelBlogJamie, his YouTube channel is Travel Blog Jamie. We enjoy watching it as Jamie reviews a range of different accommodations and types of trips and he also has videos around lifestyle! He is really positive and supportive of his followers and we recommend engaging with his accounts if you get the chance!

These are our favourite five to watch at the moment!

Until next time stay safe and keep planning the next adventure!

Brianna and Iain

What Country Do We Want To Visit The Most?

Iain

When thinking about this question I can see that my answer has changed over time, when I was younger I couldn’t see past visiting or living in America, influenced by visits from my family who had made the move.

Then as I got older Europe appealed to me more. I have had the opportunity to visit quite a few European countries now and they each have their own appeal. My favourite European destination is Italy and specifically Florence – we visited here on our honeymoon and had an amazing time.

To answer the question – If I had to pick a country to visit now it would be Japan. From reading other peoples blogs and watching Vlogs on the country the culture and lifestyle look so different to how we live in Ireland. After watching Vlogs showing the experience and being an avid seafood lover I also would love to go to a proper Sushi restaurant in Japan one day.

Brianna

I think I struggled with this question more than Iain. I thought about narrowing the world to one spot, and realised it just wasn’t that simple. Did I go with Bora Bora, a part of the world I’ve wanted to go to since I was 12? Or exploring the 50 states of America? What about Japan, like Iain mentioned, or India, Cuba and Switzerland? How am I even meant to pick a continent, Let alone a country!

In the end, I’ve chosen somewhere we’ve been to before – Italy. We spent two weeks in Italy for our honeymoon, but I just feel like there’s so much more to see. We barely scratched the surface of Rome, and I’ve wanted to go back to Florence since we left. I want to explore the Amalfi coast, rent a villa in the Tuscan hills, walk through the streets Milan and check out Lake Garda. The food and drink, the wealth of history, and the quintessential Mediterranean laid back attitude draw me in. As a history lover, foodie and warm weather seeker, it’s pretty much my ideal location.

Where would you love to explore next? Let us know in the comments below.

Until then, stay safe and keep planning the next adventure!

Brianna and Iain