Some Of The Best Things To Do in Tartu: The Free, The Fun and The Tasty

Located in the south of Estonia, Tartu – its second largest city in size – has a whimsical appeal to it drawing you in with its pastel-coloured buildings, overflowing flower beds and cosy cafes that invite you to spend a few hours in the sun slowly sipping a cup of tea in pure, undiluted peace. […]

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Celebrating Our Fifth Blogiversary With Gratitude and Twinkling Lights

Today marks five years since I started Our Crossings Travel blog and published that first post about a trip to Lake Garda, how exciting is that? I wasn’t going to make a big deal out of it, but eventually decided to write a post to mark this milestone because I believe that whether your blog […]

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A Short Guide To The Best Things To See And Do In Beautiful Fuerteventura

I have long yearned to come to Fuerteventura, one of the lesser-known and quieter Canary Islands. Imagine a volcanic island surrounded by warm, turquoise waters, where empty ribbons of road stretch from one white sand beach to the other one, and where free-running goats roam the sun-baked landscape. The second largest of the Canary Islands (beaten […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Climbing Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Ireland

My profound romance with mountains started well before I actually had a chance to climb one, and it was well before I had a chance to see one with my own eyes. Just like with travelling and surfing, it was through the pages of beautifully written mountain books and hair-tingling adventure stories that I introduced […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Travel By Train At Least Once In Your Lifetime

I was raised in a small town that had train tracks running right through it, and ever since then, seeing and hearing trains has always brought me a sense of discovery and wonder.  They activate my imagination and trigger my passion for exploring places near and far. Having travelled extensively by train in my early […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Planning the Best Ericeira Vacation in Portugal

There’s nothing like having your bags packed, boarding passes printed and passports ready for the journey ahead! It makes everything come into perspective, and it reminded me of how hungry my inquisitive mind, body, and soul were for new encounters. When summer days are numbered in Ireland and most of Europe, there are plenty of places where the […]

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Belfast Bucket List: The 10 Best Things to See and Do in The City

Arriving by car in Belfast’s city centre, the end of a journey from Northwest Ireland that skirts past many towns and villages, you cannot fail to admire the city’s appeal as it has a pace and bustle you’ll find nowhere else in Northern Ireland. The city’s core is Donegall Square with the City Hall in […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Beautiful Wicklow National Park in Ireland

Getting out into the wild and being surrounded by birds, trees and all living things is the best remedy for body and soul. It’s our sanctuary and happy place all in one. We believe that every wild and beautiful place we visit lets us experience living in the moment, mould us into who we are […]

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Northern Ireland Travel Guide: 9 Amazing Things to See and Do in Derry

Looking for the best things to do in Derry? Well, you’re in the right place. To get to grips with Northern Ireland’s history, a visit to its cities is essential. You can choose Belfast where grand public buildings line its streets, explore the cathedral town of Armagh where St Patrick is said to have established […]

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A Short Guide to Visiting Clare Island in County Mayo, Ireland

For several years, I’ve heard Clare Island, a mountainous island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay, described with glowing superlatives. It was often referred to as a place where you can breathe in the fresh air, connect to the natural world and forget about your day to day duties. So when our well-planned and well-anticipated […]

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Your guide to Some of the Best Edinburgh’s Neighbourhoods

With its historic architecture, cobbled streets and Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline, the Scottish capital is a beautiful hub of art and creativity, that’s brimming with neighbourhoods that each have a unique atmosphere. You can stop by Newhaven – a fishing village west of Leith, founded in the 1400s or visit Bruntsfield where James IV gathered the […]

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A Local’s Guide to Exploring Wonderful Caves of Keash in Sligo, Ireland

The ground was still moist from last nights downpour, and every blade of grass was tilted under a heavy blanket of dew. Jet black clouds blocked out the sunbeams, but I could feel this was going to be a good day. We were embarking on yet another exciting family road trip around Sligo, this time […]

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