Blog Archives

The Best UK Staycation Ideas For An Ideal Summer Break.

The world has been hit hard by the COVID19, but as many destinations start to open up again after an extended lockdown, excessive travel restrictions are making many travellers make the decision to stay at home and discover the UK on a staycation instead, and there is a lot to discover on this tiny but jam packed island! So if you are looking for an ideal UK staycation here is a list of just some of the top destinations in the UK that will keep any traveller happy!

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Travel Lists

Why Fota Wildlife Park Is One Of Ireland’s Best Must See Attractions.

Fota Wildlife Park is one of Ireland’s top attractions and one of its biggest hidden gems at the same time, and is an absolute must see attraction for any animal lover on a trip to Ireland.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Destinations

Why I Keep Coming Back To Cork, Ireland.

As a destination Ireland is hard to beat in general, but Cork is one place that I find myself returning to again and again. Let me tell you why.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Destinations

10 Essential Castles To Visit In Ireland.

Ireland is one of the most magical places in the world, with myth and legend rolling seamlessly into history, melodic green landscapes and a well earned epithet of the Emerald Isle, one of the best ways to immerse yourself into the history, legend and culture of Ireland, outside of the bars and pubs of course, are its castles! Here are 10 essential castles that you have to visit in Ireland.

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Travel Lists

Top 10 Must See Sites In Ireland’s Ancient East.

Ireland’s Ancient East is full of sites that are just filled with ancient legend and folklore, and here are just ten of the top things to see that are unmissable stops on your journey through Ireland’s mythical past.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Travel Lists

Discovering Myth And Legend In Ireland’s Ancient East.

Tourism in Ireland is booming thanks to a surge of interest from Star Wars and Game of Thrones fans, not to mention the success of the Wild Atlantic Way campaign showcasing some of Ireland’s most dramatic coastline and significant tourist draws. But this is just the beginning of Ireland’s tourism resurgence.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Destinations

Bru Bar And Hostel Review, Cork, Ireland.

Looking for a budget friendly hostel in the heart of Cork in Ireland? Then the Bru Bar and Hostel is a great choice, if you don’t mind a good party and don’t mind the craic! The Bru Bar And Hostel is a good, clean, basic hostel that will serve many backpackers needs very well, and is perfect for those travellers on a tight budget, but a culmination of a few small problems, lack of amenities and dated ways may see it left behind as other hostels raise the bar and race ahead into the 21st Century.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Reviews

7 Unique Budget Places To Stay In Ireland.

Ireland is a unique country to travel through, steeped in myths and legends as well as a turbulent past, it is full of ancient archaeological sites to visit (and sites from a certain popular TV show and movie franchise) and not to mention having some of the best nightlife on the planet. With all of this it is only fitting that it has some equally unique places to stay for the budget backpacker who wants something a little different for the night.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Travel Lists

Uncorking The Rebel City In Ireland.

A flying visit to Cork in Ireland led to me spending much longer in the rebel city than I originally planned.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Destinations

My First Cambioing Experience.

Go Cambio is a unique new community in the sharing economy that allows people to travel the world and connect with locals whilst swapping skills and knowledge for a spare room. I was recently invited to Ireland to experience my first Cambio, and this is what I thought.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Travel Talk

Hi, I'm Michael! I'm a published author, qualified nurse and world travelling professional adventurer! I have spent 15 years travelling over 100 countries and I want to inspire you to do the same! Want to know more about me? Just click here!

Get notified about all the latest travel tips, advice and inspiration as well as amazing competitions and exclusive discounts! Don't worry we will never send you spam or unwanted mail.

Join 18,678 other followers

Global Spirit Partnership Badge
Copyright notice.

© Bemused Backpacker and the gecko logo is owned and copyrighted by Michael Huxley 2020. Unless stated, all blog and website content is owned and copyrighted by Michael Huxley 2020.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Michael Huxley is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Michael Huxley and Bemused Backpacker with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Protected by Copyscape DMCA Copyright Detector