I’m Hazel Joy and I’m both from and live in County Kerry, Ireland. I love travel and writing about my journeys, distilling those experiences into stories. But I’m equally passionate about promoting my beautiful home county.
There isn’t much I don’t enjoy in life but I’m particularly interested in the arts, sport, music (most genres), history and current affairs. Many of my posts reflect these interests. I’ve had travel articles published over the last few years but received many requests to put words online, hence this travel blog.
My travel philosophy has three parts: Firstly, I believe everybody needs a break, the destination and reason being entirely individual. Secondly, there is no substitute to visiting a place. A book, a song, a film or other piece of art may inspire travel to a particular event or region but nothing rivals the feeling of being there. Finally, I believe travel can be transformative, enriching and/or therapeutic. Travel is useless unless I can return home with a positive experience to make home a better place, me a better person or simply have an interesting story to tell. Faraway hills may not always be greener and so travel has thought me to appreciate the wisdom and beauty of home as well. No matter how many castles I visit in faraway places, home is the castle I’ll always return to.
I try to inform, educate and entertain but, ultimately, the goal of any writer is to be read. So thank you for devoting your precious time to read my material.
Are you a destination or a brand? Why not work with me to promote your product. Use the contact form below to get in touch with me. I’m particularly interested in hearing from destinations with a cultural or historical significance, and regions developing post-conflict tourism travel products/brands.