Author: Nikki

The best beach in Dublin: Dollymount Strand

The best beach in Dublin: Dollymount Strand

Dublin is a fun, lively city that has plenty of bars, pubs and clubs to keep you occupied. But what if you wanted a slower pace to your weekend away in Ireland’s bustling capital? Look no further than Dollymount Strand, Clontarf – the best beach […]

5 tips for Greek island hopping

5 tips for Greek island hopping

One of my favourite summer holidays was my Greek island hopping adventure with my housemates. With just a 28ltr backpack, a strong supply of sun cream and enough bikinis to dress all of the Victoria’s Secret Angels between the five of us, we took off. […]

Cambodia guide: 5 things not to miss

Cambodia guide: 5 things not to miss

The first stop on our Indochina Discovery trip was Cambodia. I had heard so many wonderful things about Cambodia; stories of how people fell in love with the country at first sight. How it was by far the best place they have ever visited and […]

The time I got dengue fever…

The time I got dengue fever…

Regular readers of TheTwoScoops will know that it’s a travel blog, and Sarah and I love sharing our favourite destinations and travel tips. But today, I’m going to go a little off-topic and talk about Dengue Fever. I unfortunately contracted dengue fever and there’s been […]

Angkor Wat: Get the most out of your visit

Angkor Wat: Get the most out of your visit

Angkor Wat, and the archaeological park that encompasses it, spreads over 400 square kilometers. It is huge. I don’t think I quite understood  the scope of how big this UNESCO World Heritage site was until I reached Cambodia and was standing with the scores of […]

Discovering Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Discovering Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Visiting Angkor Wat Cambodia was a highlight of my month-long adventure around SE Asia. And it’s now hard to think about Cambodia’s beautiful landscape without picturing the stunning setting of Angkor Wat. Probably one of the most recognised and important archaeological sites of South-East Asia, […]

Top travel gadgets for backpacking

Top travel gadgets for backpacking

Let’s admit it, we would all rather wheel our suitcase than carry it. But sometimes, being ‘that girl’ with a wheely bag is just not an option. Knowing that I had at least four night trains, plenty of full-day bus journeys and two days on […]

Preparing for Indochina Discovery

Preparing for Indochina Discovery

About six months ago, I took the (very spontaneous) plunge and booked the Indochina Discovery trip with G Adventures with my best friend. I’ve never been to Asia and it’s been about 10 years since I had a continuous month off work so I’m very […]