The church of Saint Jacob (Sveti Jakob) near Medvode, Slovenia. Situated on a hilltop in the Polhov Gradec Hill Range. This is also a popular hiking spot for locals.

Hiking with kids to the church of Saint Jacob

Had anyone told me 20 years ago that one day I would be hiking with kids up to hilltop churches in Slovenia, I would have scoffed at the idea. But little was I to know what the future would hold…

Artist’s Palette at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Rotorua – A Smelly Place in New Zealand.

Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, the Taupo Volcanic Zone is the country’s most geothermally active region. Rotorua is a popular destination for travellers and holidaymakers, despite the perpetual smell of rotten eggs. I found out why.

Magic Road in the Comeragh Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland.

A Magic Road in the Comeragh Mountains

If I told you there was a section of road in Ireland where, if you park at the bottom of a small hill and release the brake, you will roll back up the hill, would you believe me? Well, when I first heard of such a thing I didn’t believe it either. This one was up north of Dundalk, and upon further investigation I found it to be true. So when I heard there was one down south, I just had to see it.

Rain clouds clearing over the Kamnik Alps after a day of heavy rain. On the higher ground they brought snow.

The Ice Saints Cometh in full force this year in Slovenia

It’s the time of the Ice Saints, and in Slovenia this year Ledeni Možje have brought with them the coldest period in May for 15 years, and as I sit here now writing this, Polulana Zofka is truly pissing herself. Confused? Let me explain.

Fishing boats at sunset over the Brijuni Islands, Croatia. Seen from Puntižela Beach, Štinjan north of Pula.

Pula or Pola

Pula (in Croatian) or Pola (in Italian) is the largest city on the Istrian peninsula. And if the abundance of holiday and budget airlines flying in is anything to go by, it’s the most popular vacation destination too.

Sean Og the leprechaun in O hare pub in Carlingford. County Louth, Ireland.

The Tale of the Wily Leprechaun

In the northeast corner of County Louth in Ireland lies the small and incredibly beautiful Cooley Peninsula. But as well its incredible beauty, it is also home to one wily little leprechaun.

Ljubljana Castle lit up blue for Autism Awareness Day 2019 Slovenia

World Autism Awareness Month in Ljubljana

Some think we should celebrate autism and not change it, others that we shouldn’t celebrate and just try to help or cure it. I think we should strive to do both……

The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard Johnson

Book Review of The Frugal Book Promoter

The Author’s promotional bible. Always keep it close it times of need. Review of The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard Johnson What can I say about this book that […]