California and Vegas, Much More Than Hollywood And Casinos – J1 Blog

Find out how Mike got on while travelling through Northern Cali and Vegas on his J1. To begin with, we visit the small upscale coastal town of Monterey, Northern California. If ever there was a moment where I could be convinced I was royalty, it was taking in the astronomically expensive real estate on 17 … Read More

Date: November 18, 2015

Filed under: J1 USA

Mike’s Chicago J1 Experience

Mike, one of our newest members of staff, talks about his experience in Chicago on his J1. Here’s how he got on. J1 USA is without question, the most incredible experience an Irish student can do with their summer. It will take you out of your comfort zone but has positive consequences such as finding … Read More

Date: November 18, 2015

Filed under: J1 USA

London City Airport – Fly Into The Centre Of The Action

Our members of staff, Olwyn and Mary, recently flew to London City Airport with CityJet. Here’s how they got on.   3 points re City Jet: 1. Waiting time at the carousel in London City Airport is 10 minutes. 2. London City Airport is the only airport actually in London. 3. 3 flights weekdays, two … Read More

Date: October 15, 2015

Filed under: Recommended

A Good New York Experience

Now you mightn’t expect this in New York. I hailed a yellow Cab to take us to a restaurant, sitting in the front seat I accidently hit my leg against the credit card unit and, undetected, my mobile phone slipped out of my pocket. I discovered an hour later that it was lost and by … Read More

Date: June 10, 2015

Filed under: Recommended

Castilla Y Leon – Something Different In Spain

Try something different in Spain with a holiday to Castilla Y Leon in the North West of the country. The region has a great mix of culture and history along with beautiful locally produced food and wines at very affordable prices. Salamanca About a 2 hour drive West of Madrid, passing through beautiful countryside, is … Read More

Date: April 30, 2015

Filed under: Recommended

Anthem Of The Seas Has Arrived

Jackie from Shandon Travel’s cruise team was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Anthem Of The Seas. Here’s her account of this fantastic new ship. On 20th April 2015 Royal Caribbean hosted a spectacular naming ceremony onboard the world’s most innovative ship, Anthem of the Seas in Southampton. … Read More

Date: April 24, 2015

Filed under: Recommended

How To Adjust To Life In Canada

Congratulations, you’ve just got your Canadian visa! It has been a long and difficult process, but here you are – happy and eager to move. Well, you need to sort a few more tasks at home, buy tickets, organize accommodation, plan good-buy party with friends and family and … Bon voyage!   Now that you … Read More

Date: March 30, 2015

Filed under: Recommended

Belgium – Much more than Brussels

When you think of Belgium as a city break destination, you automatically think of Brussels. With breath-taking medieval cities like Bruges and Ypres, Flanders fields memorial sites and the world’s finest chocolate and beer, Belgium has a lot more to offer than the beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Brussels. The west and east Flanders regions are … Read More

Date: March 18, 2015

Filed under: Recommended

Moving To Australia – Everything you need to know before you make the big move

Moving to another country is always a big decision. Once you have made the decision to go there is plenty to organise, consider and plan for. Here are a few tips from Visafirst. No matter if you are planning to go to Australia as a Working Holiday maker, to work under the business sponsor visa … Read More

Date: March 9, 2015

Filed under: Recommended

Meet Karen, One Of Our Traveller Extraordinaires

TRAVELLING- IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS, THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER -Ibn Battuta   Riding on an open bamboo train and watching the magnificent Ankor Wat emerge through the darkness as the dawn breaks in Cambodia, diving The Great barrier reef in Australia, white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi River, close encounters with rhinos and … Read More

Date: October 16, 2014

Filed under: Africa, Asia, Customer Reviews, Oz, NZ & Indian Ocean, Recommended

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