Machu Picchu and Beyond!

This summer I've been travelling and again neglecting my website however it was for a good cause because I actually ticked the top wish on my Bucket List and made it to Machu Picchu in Peru! To make the experience even more special I was lucky to be with my son Mark. We went white water rafting through the Sacred Valley and rode horses on the Devil's Balcony in Cusco. Video foo...
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South African Odyssey

I've been so busy working on my www.thenoveltraveller.com website that I've be completely neglecting my books website - I know that both are similar in many ways but I like to keep this site for my book news. At the moment I'm working on ideas for a travel book and the best way to publish my next novel. In the meantime I've been travelling and I visited South Africa for ...
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Listen in to Novel Travel on Thursdays with Ivan Yates on Newstalk fm

I've been chatting with Ivan Yates on the Hard Shoulder over the last few weeks on Newstalk fm, and this week we were discussing Italy. If you missed the broadcast you can catch up with it here podcast newstalk and see details of the offers on my travel website http://www.thenoveltraveller.com Bella Italia is one of my favourite countries and was the setting for my very ...
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Busy Start to 2018 and Some Changes!

Where is January going? It's like everything has sped up in my world since I've gone blonde! The jury is still out on whether Blondes have more fun or not but 2018 is certainly shaping up nicely. Next week is the busiest in the Travel calander and The Annual Holiday World show is on at the RDS 26th-28th January so do call in if you are looking for holiday inspiration. holidaywo...
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Climbing the Great Wall and Some Poetry

It's been an eventful few months reaching a highlight in November on top of the Great Wall of China! As usual my kids were dragged along and feed a feast of history and culture which I sincerely hope they will remember fondly and usefully in the future. We travelled on a group tour with GTI-Ireland who were really great and provided the assistance of the fabulous Francis...
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Goodbye Summer and Hello Autumn

Hi There It's been quite a while since I've posted on my website as my blog www.thenoveltraveller.com has been getting all of my attention. My summer was filled with travel and adventure taking me around The Baltic States with Celebrity Cruises and to far flung destinations including Tanzania and Thailand. I love the quote by TS Eliot ...And the end of all our exploring Will...
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Travel Tuesday on TV3’s Elaine – talking some novel travel!

St Patrick’s Day has morphed into an entire weekend of festivities in the capital, Dublin. Ireand will be hosting lots of visitors coming to see the celebrations all around with country too. With so many people coming to enjoy the fun, craic and Irish hospitality this is also a great opportunity to get away with an extended weekend at a great time of the year for a pick me up. ...
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Travel Tuesday is back on TV3’s Elaine Show

Travel Tuesday is back and I'll be doing my usual travel chat fortnightly on Elaine Crowley's new show Elaine on TV3 at 3pm so tune in for some travel ideas, advice, tips and news. See clip from Travel Tuesday on TV3 here It's been a busy start to the new year and I'm planing lots of adventures for 2017. I love taking a trip to the Holiday World Show at the RDS which is ...
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Travel Highlights from 2016 Adventure in Wales

I had some travel highlights in 2016 but one of the most fun was a trip that I took to Wales to celebrate a big birthday. Zip-lining has been on my bucket list for some time, so I set out with three of my closest friends to Find My Epic.   Our adventure started at Dublin port as we boarded the Stena Line ferry to Holyhead, a journey I hadn't taken for decades. Wi...
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Put Canada on your Bucket List for 2017!

WOW air have opened up the skies for European travellers with cheap connections to the USA and Canada. I tried them out with the kids who have very clear ideas about what they like on a flight. After a short stop-off in Reykjavik which took two hours the second leg of the journey to Montreal took five hours. A short cab ride later and we were at the trendy urban Hotel Zero1...
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