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Want an honest and unbiased review of destinations and travel topics?

Are you ready to discover the world through a humorous and unconventional style?

Then welcome to Arrivals Hall, the solo female travel blog that inspires, educates and entertains.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN THIS TRAVEL BLOG:

Along with containing essential travel advice, the stories on this travel blog are curated to inspire, educate and entertain you.

Whether it’s a list of hilarious Irish slang phrases or a solo trip to Iran, Arrivals Hall challenges perceptions of solo female travel and destinations visited. Arrivals Hall will also help you to become a more culturally-sensitive traveller.

I’m a destination expert for my beautiful home county of Kerry which was named in Rough Guides 6 Regions On Our Radar list for 2019. I also have a comprehensive guide to planning a trip to Ireland.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL

If you want some Armchair Travel to get you through the Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, then check out my guide to Armchair Travelling Around the World and my European TV Series post. For younger travellers, I put together a post on How Kids can Discover the World from Home.

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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 TRAVEL RESOURCES

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on travel. I’m putting my undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology to use and sharing a list of reliable resources that are worth checking out.

The World Health Organisation is leading the international response to the outbreak and it has a specific Coronavirus information page.

If you are travelling to the Republic of Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is the public health service and is leading the response to the virus. Here is the HSE’s Coronavirus advice. The Irish Government’s five-step plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions and re-open businesses can be found on this link.

Currently, all arrivals into the Republic of Ireland, except those travelling from Northern Ireland, have to quarantine for 14 days and must provide the address of where that quarantine period will be spent. This will remain in place until at least 9th July. After that date, arrivals from a ‘green list’ of air bridge countries will not have to quarantine.

For Irish citizens, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a Coronavirus COVID-19 travel advice page.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US is a leading public health organisation and has an excellent general information page on Coronavirus COVID-19 including a travel section for US citizens.

The US State Department also has a COVID-19 travel advice page for US citizens.

For British citizens, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has a Coronavirus travel advice page.

For international travellers, the Tripadvisor COVID-19 page has a number of resources which will be useful.

The John Hopkins School of Engineering in the US has compiled an interactive map of global Coronavirus COVID-19 cases.

News

My How to Afford to Travel post was the subject of my February 2019 interview with Deirdre Walsh on Radio Kerry’s Talkabout Show. As I mentioned on the show, booking.com is my preferred accommodation provider when travelling.

My post New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was a Finalist for the 2018 Blog Awards Ireland in the Personal Blog Post category, so check it out!

My short play, The Technophobe, was performed by Dóchas Drama Group in Killarney as part of their Series of Short Plays performances in January/February 2019.

The Small Roads Theatre Festival in Kenmare performed two of my short plays in Kenmare, October 2019: Flight Connections and A Generous Offer of Unconditional Love.