Meet Brian & Noelle

Hey! We’re Brian and Noelle, an adventurous Irish couple who love to get off the beaten track, have adventures, stay active and eat local. We want to share our adventures with you through our interesting stories, stunning photos and fun videos. We want to show you how to live a life of travel.

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10 Things To Do In Tirana, Albania To Add To Your Itinerary

10 Things To Do In Tirana, Albania To Add To Your Itinerary

Shut off from the rest of Europe and the world for four decades under the rule of Enver Hoxha from 1941 – 1985, this small, fun and vibrant city is a welcome surprise for most visitors. Nestled between the stunning Adriatic Coastline, just 37km west of the city and...

The Best Things To Do In Kotor, Montenegro

The Best Things To Do In Kotor, Montenegro

With towering jagged black peaks soaring over the perfectly still azure blue waters below, the Bay of Kotor is a spectacularly beautiful sight to behold. When planning our six-week road trip around the Balkans, Kotor’s reputation had preceded it. We knew it was an...

A Day Trip From Prague To Kutna Hora Bone Church

A Day Trip From Prague To Kutna Hora Bone Church

When we visited Prague, we were really keen to check out the infamous ‘Bone Church’ in the nearby town of Kutna Hora. So, we allowed an extra day in our itinerary as it’s one of the most popular day trips you can do from Prague. The spooky, Kutna Hora Church of Bones...

The Best Free Things To Do In Prague

The Best Free Things To Do In Prague

Prague is a truly beautiful city, the capital of old Bohemia and the modern-day Czech Republic. With its medieval feeling, historic buildings around every corner, archaic architecture and cobblestone streets, and so many free things to do in Prague, a visit to the...

Jasna Slovakia: The Ultimate Guide For Any Time Of Year

Jasna Slovakia: The Ultimate Guide For Any Time Of Year

When it comes to places to visit in Slovakia, Bratislava gets the bulk of visitors, eager to soak up the city’s nightlife, old-town cafés and check out the quirky socialist era architecture. As the country is home to the towering alpine peaks of the High Tatras, the...

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The Best Free Things To Do In Prague

The Best Free Things To Do In Prague

Prague is a truly beautiful city, the capital of old Bohemia and the modern-day Czech Republic. With its medieval feeling, historic buildings around every corner, archaic architecture and cobblestone streets, and so many free things to do in Prague, a visit to the...

The Giant’s Causeway Coastal Route: The Ultimate Guide

The Giant’s Causeway Coastal Route: The Ultimate Guide

Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route was recently named as one of the best road trips in the world and with very good reason. It’s an absolutely stunning stretch of coastline that stretches from Belfast to Derry, with loads to see and do along the way. From epic...

A Guide To Cycling Taiwan’s East Coast: Hualien To Taitung

A Guide To Cycling Taiwan’s East Coast: Hualien To Taitung

While Taiwan isn't hugely known internationally as a cycle destination, that's beginning to change and with good reason. Hugging the coast of Taiwan from Hualien to Taitung is Highway 11; one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the entire country. We had heard...

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\"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.\"⁠ — Nelson Mandela⁠ ⁠ \"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.\"⁠ — Martin Luther King Jr.⁠ ⁠ “Never look down on anybody unless you\'re helping him up.”⁠ — Jesse Jackson⁠ ⁠➳⁠ 📷 Views from the first floor of the Hagia Sophia Museum looking towards The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey 🇹🇷⁠ ➳⁠ We understand that being white and therefore, inherently privileged, we can never truly understand this struggle, however, we completely stand with the movement and the idea that all human beings everywhere in the world should be treated equally and have the same chances and opportunities in life.⁠ ⁠➳ Unfortunately, this isn\'t the case and the thought that someone can be treated differently simply because of the colour of their skin absolutely breaks our hearts.💔⁠ ⁠➳ In our privileged position, we need to learn about and educate ourselves about these issues in every way we can and do our best to change the views of those around us.⁠ ⁠➳ To quote another great changemaker, Mahatma Gandhi, you need to “be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ⁠ It starts with you, to move in the world with love and respect for all.⁠ ❤️✨✌ #BlackLivesMatter⁠
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“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” —Dr. Seuss » Brian standing in absolute awe at the El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza!🗿🇲🇽 » Built by the Mayans sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries, Chichen Itza is a huge complex of Mayan ruins located on the northern half of Mexico’s beautiful Yucatan Peninsula.🗿🇲🇽 The complex is an inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. » Built from limestone, El Castillo stands at a height of 30m including a 6m temple on top. Each of the pyramid\'s four sides has 91 steps up it, making 364 steps total, with the temple topping the pyramid considered an additional step totalling 365, each step representing a day in the calendar.📆 El Castillo is also known as the Temple of Kukulkan as it served as a temple to the Mayan feathered serpent god Kukulkan, or Quetzalcoatl.🐍 » We visited this time last year, however, the spring and autumn equinoxes are the best days to visit to see the “descent of Kukulkan\".🐍 » According to legend, twice a year when the day and night are in balance 🌗, the pyramid is visited by its namesake Kukulkan.🐍 Thanks to the crafty and mathematically brilliant architecture of the Mayans combined with the natural rotation of the Earth on the equinox, an amazing eerie image of a giant snake crawling down the temple is created. Kukulkan returns to earth to provide blessings for a full harvest and good health before bathing in the sacred waters below and continuing on his way to the underworld. » If you can\'t visit on either equinox, don\'t worry! The phenomenon is recreated nightly during the Light and Sounds Show at 7pm in winter and 8pm in summer. » We love doing things independently as much as we can when we travel. As Chichen Itza is located just a couple of hours drive away from Playa del Carmen (and Cancun) we rented a car and drove there ourselves so we didn\'t get to stay for the light show as we had to drive back.🚗 » What\'s your travel style? Are you a DIY person or do you prefer to go on an organised tour? Let us know in the comments below!💬👇 » #WanderingOn #LiveToTravel #Mexico #ChichenItza #SevenWondersOfTheWorld
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“Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.” — Kristen Butler » The sun sets over Edinburgh from Calton Hill, one of the seven hills of Edinburgh.🌆 » Set right in the city centre, Calton Hill is unmistakable with its unfinished Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline, giving Edinburgh it\'s nickname, the \"Athens of the North\". » It\'s a popular sunset spot as it\'s easily accessed - it only takes about five minutes to get to the top of the hill from two staircases on either side, or you can drive up and park - and it offers panoramic views down the length of Princes Street and of Edinburgh Castle.🏰 There are also great views of the coloured cliffs of the Salisbury Crags, Arthur\'s Seat, and the slopes of Holyrood Park.⛰️ » On the last night of April, up to 12,000 people take to Calton Hill for the Beltane Fire Festival, an ancient Celtic fertility festival. 🔥 Traditionally, Beltane was the start of the pastoral summer where animals were taken from their winter shelter to the fields and \"Beltane\" is the Gaelic word for May. » In Edinburgh\'s revivalist celebration of Beltane, three hundred or so voluntary performers from the Beltane Fire Festival Society celebrate the ending of the \'dreich\' (Scottish slang for dreary and bleak) Scottish winter and the hoped-for season of warmth and new growth with drumming, fire performance, revelry, and a ritualised procession around Calton Hill. 🔥 As well as the fiery displays, acrobatics, pulsating drums, and body-painted theatrics, the Beltane Fire Festival Society retell an immersive story for the crowd. » The revival of this festival started in 1988 as a free event but is now ticketed. There is also a Samhuinn (Samhain) Fire Festival on Halloween night which traditionally marked the beginning of winter in the Celtic calendar. 🎃 We hope to catch the Samhuinn Fire Festival festival later in the year! » Have been to any interesting cultural festivals? Let us know!💬👇 » #WanderingOn #LiveToTravel #EdinburghScotland #CaltonHill