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The Art Of Pura Vida – Costa Rica’s Infectious, Joyous Way Of Life

“Pura Vida amigo!”, beams our local bus driver as we’re dropped off into the scorching heat and gleaming beaches of mid-March in Quepos.

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Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

Posted 9 days ago in Asia

Now that’s Paddy’s Day has been safely negotiated it’s time to really start thinking about what you want out of your next holiday. You’ve battled through a good four months or more of the dark nights, howling wind and lashing rain that is an Irish winter so let’s rule out something cold shall we? Bored … Continue reading Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

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8 Ways How Travelling Is The Key To Long Term Happiness

Today, 20th March 2017, is International Happiness Day. It does beg the question, why the hell shouldn’t we celebrate every day like it’s IHD but we’re not shy in spreading the joy (especially on a post-Paddy’s Day Monday!). Happiness means different things to different people and can look even more contrasting but, for us at … Continue reading 8 Ways How Travelling Is The Key To Long Term Happiness

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Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

Making the decision to leave Ireland behind for a while and relocate abroad is seldom one made on a whim. The impact on your career, family, relationships, finances and much more need to be weighed up but often it’s the change in lifestyle and raging jealousy of others that’ll persuade you to do it. We caught … Continue reading Oz Visa Spotlight: Judy’s Guide To Perfect Perth

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Seattle to Los Angeles – Coast Starlight – Departure at 9.35am on 28th Feb. Total journey time approx. 36 hours.

And so our grad visa blogger, Thomas Burke, has finished in Seattle and heads onward to LA. If you missed the last leg of his journey you can read it here. After rainy Seattle, I was ready for some sun! When I was planning the trip, I was going to stay in Los Angeles itself but … Continue reading Seattle to Los Angeles – Coast Starlight – Departure at 9.35am on 28th Feb. Total journey time approx. 36 hours.

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San Francisco to Seattle – Coast Starlight Route: Departure at 10pm on 24th Feb. Total journey time approx. 24 hours.

Tom, our graduate visa blogger, sets off again. His journey continues from San Fran to Seattle. If you missed his journey and time in San Francisco you can catch it here.  Seattle was a bit out of the way in relation to everywhere else on my trip but I have a friend living in Vancouver … Continue reading San Francisco to Seattle – Coast Starlight Route: Departure at 10pm on 24th Feb. Total journey time approx. 24 hours.

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Chicago to San Francisco – Southwest Chief Route: Departure at 3pm on 17th Feb. Total journey time approx. 60 hours.

And so our grad-visa blogger, Tom, continues his journey on to San Fran. If you missed the last leg of his trip you can read it here. The train The train had two floors and I got a great seat at the front of a carriage with more space than the last time. This was the leg … Continue reading Chicago to San Francisco – Southwest Chief Route: Departure at 3pm on 17th Feb. Total journey time approx. 60 hours.

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Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Go To Greece This Summer

Greece is a beautiful country with thousands of glorious islands and cities to chose from, each as beautiful as the next.  With party towns, amazing culture and history, welcoming, kind hearted people, sun, sea and sand it’s saft to say Greece has everything you are looking for. 1.Climate For the majority of the year Greece … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Go To Greece This Summer

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USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

The goodbye’s have been made, the train tickets booked, the last leg of Tom’s unforgettable year on his US Grad Visa is coming to an end…but not until his epic 4,000km US adventure! If you missed Part One, read it here. New York to Chicago – Lake Shore Route: Departure at 3.40pm on 16th Feb. … Continue reading USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

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Which J1er Are You? Meet Kyle, He’s The Guy Behind The Camera Who Videos EVERYTHING!

Posted a month ago in J1

Just like we’ve seen with Chief Aoife, Beach Babe Aimee and lovable disaster Ross, no J1 crew is complete without someone to capture it all and turn your memories into a bad ass highlight reel! Sure, Kyle can get a little on the irritating side when he’s recording you stuffing pizza into your face for … Continue reading Which J1er Are You? Meet Kyle, He’s The Guy Behind The Camera Who Videos EVERYTHING!

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