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The Bootcast - SE2 - EP#4 - Building Happy Bay Walls in Sri Lanka with Johnny Wall

The Bootcast - SE2 - EP#4 - Building Happy Bay Walls in Sri Lanka with Johnny Wall
Series 2 | Episode 5 of The Bootcast welcomes Johnny Wall to the hot seat, telling travel tales, on working abroad to his recent venture with the Happy Bay guesthouse in Weligama, Sri Lanka.
Become The Journey.

An Irishman's Travels - Niall Stenson (Guest Blog)

An Irishman's Travels - Niall Stenson (Guest Blog)

We recently caught up with travel titan Niall Stenson from Carlow, Ireland to learn about his outings and adventures around the world. From scuba diving to hiking and huddling together in freezing temperatures. To the hustle and bustle of the great cities of the globe. As with all of our guests, like on The Bootcast podcast, there are some great key takeaways from this Niall's story about leaving one's own country to stepping beyond the comfort zone and the life skills that travel opens up for people. Have a read below. Enjoy. 

The Bootcast Episode #6 - Van Life with Tess Strömberg

The Bootcast Episode #6 - Van Life with Tess Strömberg
Welcome to Episode #6 of The Bootcast! Today, our guest is Tess Strömberg, a digital nomad who lives from her van as she travels around the world....

Mad Island Monkeys in Cambodia - Week 7

Mad Island Monkeys in Cambodia - Week 7
Land sickness. Tuesday 12th March 2019. After seeing the amazing Angkor Wat and spending some time in Siem Reap, I was getting land sickness. Land sickness? Yes it’s a thing! It was time to set sail for one of the amazing islands off the Cambodian Coast. Ko Rong Sanloem. The Night Bus to Sihanoukville 7.35pm. I waited for...

The Bootcast Episode #2 - Why Not To Travel with Chris Boyd

The Bootcast Episode #2 - Why Not To Travel with Chris Boyd
Episode #2 of The Bootcast is live! Taking a different slant on the travel theme, Chris Boyd of Whynottotravel.com chats with Irish Bootstrapper ab...

TEFL - Teaching English in Vietnam (Travel more!)

TEFL - Teaching English in Vietnam (Travel more!)

In a nutshell, some basic TEFL training allows you to travel more! If that sounds interesting, read on to see how you can travel the world with TEFL.

Do a TEFL course! Teach, earn, travel and repeat!

Angkoring at Siem Reap, Cambodia - Week 6

Angkoring at Siem Reap, Cambodia - Week 6

Angkoring at Siem Reap, Cambodia - Week 6

Madness With The Monkeys

6th March 2019.

If you read my last post, you’ll know about the night buses in Cambodia. I managed to get a few hours sleep on the bus amidst the dirt track roads, many stoppages and what seemed like near misses with oncoming traffic. We arrived at Siem Reap at 6.30am and we got a tuk-tuk to the Mad Monkey Hostel. Today was going to be a long day!

Crossing to Cambodia - Weeks 4 & 5

Crossing to Cambodia - Weeks 4 & 5

After landing in Bangkok all those weeks ago, from seeing the Buddhist way of life & temples, to trying Thai food and Chang and Singha beers. From feeding the elephants to experiencing true Thai living in its purest form, my passport stamp reminded me it was nearly time to move again.

Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai - Week 2

Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai - Week 2

I had touched down in Chiang Mai International (CNX) on my VietJet flight from Bangkok. For the past few years, I have wanted to visit Chiang Mai, mainly from seeing travel bloggers and the digital nomads vlogging about it all over the web. I landed early in the morning with no place to stay...

The Trip of a Lifetime - Days 1-2

The Trip of a Lifetime - Days 1-2

The Trip of a Lifetime has begun...Starting off from a little town in Ireland, taking me through 3 airports to my final destination many miles away, I'm super excited to be sharing this journey with you. You might learn something about traveling yourself.

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