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Me, Myself, a Renault Clio and the Road…

It all starts with that damn car.

A little Renault Clio that I can probably push with my little finger.  We look long and hard at each other, this Clio and I.

I know I am taking a bold move going through with my plan:  I plan on driving this little thing to Blarney Castle, The Cliffs of Moher and back to Dublin where I’m still standing, staring at the Clio. I am also going to undertake this adventure solo – me, the twenty-five-year-old American girl who only learned to drive a stick a mere six months before through the winter snows of Indiana.

I walk over to the left side of the car, only to stop and curse at myself.  Of course, I’m in Ireland now.

I walk to the other sideand open the door.  I take a deep breath and slide into the driver seat.  I take my time as I get my things settled, set the GPS for Blarney Castle, put on my seatbelt and turn on the ignition…


Why Heather Loves Bristol (And You Will Too)…

Pop Quiz!

What city is…

  • arguably the best city for street art in the United Kingdom;
  • home to the Plasticine comedy duo Wallace and Gromit;
  • the place to enjoy a pint of West Country cider; and
  • the birthpace of Hollywood legend, Cary Grant a.k.a Archibald Leach.

Answer: Bristol.

But Bristol has more to offer than pop quiz trivia.

And local Bristolian – Heather Cowper – should know.  Heather’s lives in and shares her insider secrets and why she loves Bristol in this exclusive interview…


An Iceland Travel Guide from Heather Sinclair…

Iceland’s volcanic and geothermal activity is insane…


Iceland is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that marks the boundary between the Eurasian and North American continental plates.  In fact, it’s this ridge that formed Iceland.

As a result, Iceland is famed for its great outdoors and draws thousands of visitors every year who explore the volcanoes, geysers, thermal hot springs and glaciers.

And the best part…

Trekity reader, Heather Sinclair, recently visited Iceland and answers all your Iceland travel questions in this exclusive interview…


The Ultimate City Guide on Liverpool, UK…

I have lived in my city for three years, where I lived in Liverpool during my time as a student.

My city is best described by the five words: lively, friendly, cultural, nightlife, and students.

The most famous thing about my city is its culture. The history and music of The Beatles remain at the forefront of Liverpool’s music scene, with The Cavern pub being a popular place to visit.  For the sporting fan, Liverpool F.C., Everton F.C. and Aintree all stand as famous Sports clubs and racing grounds that are well known for their reputation nationwide.

The best way to explore my city is to walk or by bus, because once you’re in the centre of town, you can walk from A to B incredibly easily.

When my girlfriends come to visit, we go to The Docks whereby we can visit The Pumphouse for food and drink, before visiting The Tate.


The BEST London City Guide (for Women) On the Internet!

London City Guide

My name is Lucy Dodsworth and my city is London.

I lived in my city London for ten years – though I moved out a year ago so I’m going back as a visitor these days.

My city is best described by these five words: historic, modern, vibrant, cosmopolitan and diverse.

The most famous thing about my city is its historical buildings, like St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament.

The best way to explore my city is by following the Thames from the London Eye along to Tower Bridge – passing by London icons like the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern.