The Daily S'elf

Nadia's blog, The Daily S'elf, combines her two passions - beauty and travel. A relaxed writing style and liberal use of great photography put you right next to Nadia as she guides us through her adventures. With such great photography, it's no wonder Nadia has achieved a particularly large audience on Instagram. We highly recommended a follow!

The Daily S'elf

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28th August 2020 by The Daily S'elf

Staycation in Waterford

Having never visited before, I decided that at less than a couple of hours drive from Dublin, a staycation in Waterford would make for the perfect quick getaway. I’ve been out west a good bit, but I was after more of a traditional seaside holiday vibe, so we settled on a B&B in Tramore. To be honest, it was so last minute and during the summer holidays that our accommodation options were limited....

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20th August 2020 by The Daily S'elf

Fermanagh staycation

To feel as far away as I did in Fermanagh, but only a couple of hours drive from Dublin is what staycation dreams are made of. If you’re planning a getaway, make sure to consider Northern Ireland this summer. Amazing experiences, stunning landscapes, gorgeous food and drink and a very warm welcome are all ready and waiting. After a couple of nights in Belfast, (read my city guide here) I escaped to Fermanagh for a little adventure, with equal amounts of relaxation....

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9th August 2020 by The Daily S'elf

Belfast staycation

At a time when we’re all looking for staycation inspiration, it can be easy to overlook cities in favour of heading to the beach. But considering just about everyone else has had the same idea, now is actually a great time to find good value on hotels and eating out, especially in Northern Ireland. When looking for places to go near me, a Belfast staycation was an obvious choice – no need for an epic trek, just two hours in the car from Dublin....

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9th November 2019 by The Daily S'elf

How to spend 3 days in County Down

I’m guilty of heading west every time I fancy a coastal staycation in Ireland, but fresh off the back of my most recent trip (Insta highlights here), I’m bringing you my ‘how to spend 3 days in County Down’ itinerary. I’m not the biggest fan of long road journeys, or spending too long in the car so the fact that the whole region is less than two hours from Dublin really appealed to me. There is so much to see and do in terms of amazing food and drink all across the island of Ireland,...

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5th October 2019 by The Daily S'elf

24 hours in Munich city guide

Post Oktoberfest, I had a day free to spend in Munich with no plans. When I asked for recommendations on my Instagram story, responses were limited. So I’ve put this 24 hour Munich city guide together. Whether you’re visiting for a city break, heading to Oktoberfest or planning a Bavarian road trip, here are a few ideas for a day or two in Munich....

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8th July 2019 by The Daily S'elf

Jordan highlights, Petra & Wadi Rum

So many Jordan highlights to share but I’m guessing you’re here for two of the biggest, Petra and Wadi Rum. They were the most anticipated for me too, but Jordan continued to surprise me throughout the trip. If you’ve been following my journey for any length of time you’ll know that I love a bit of solo travel. That being said, Jordan is one of those places I didn’t want go completely alone though. Not because I would feel unsafe (and while I was there, that was never an issue), but...

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20th January 2019 by The Daily S'elf

A weekend away in Swansea Bay

Until last year, Holyhead ferry port was about as much of Wales as I’d ever seen. There’s not a whole lot to write home about there, so when the opportunity came up to visit Swansea Bay, I was intrigued. From a quick Instagram search, it was easy to see how picturesque the place looked. Cosy pubs, stunning beaches, scenic coastal walkways and delicious local food. In fact, some of the summer shots looked like they could’ve been taken on the coast of Portugal, not Swansea. So I took a...

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23rd July 2018 by The Daily S'elf

Lake Garda guide

Italian holiday destinations are so diverse, you can return to a different spot every year and feel like you’re visiting a whole new country with the changing landscape, menus and even people. This isn’t a comprehensive Lake Garda guide, but if you’re heading to the south west region, there’s enough here to get you started and plan a nice itinerary for a short stay. I flew into Milan (Linate) with Aer Lingus, before driving the hour and a half journey to Lago di Garda....

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2nd May 2018 by The Daily S'elf

Sri Lanka south coast

Sri Lanka is one of those destinations that always felt a little too far off, too exotic. A place backpackers travelled, but not as accessible to your regular holiday-goer. How wrong I was, in fact the journey itself was a lot shorter than I ever expected. I joined G Adventures week long Sri Lanka South Coast Sailing trip at the end of March. Flying with Emirates, I travelled from Dublin to Colombo in Sri Lanka via Dubai, the total trip only taking around 12-13 hours....

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28th April 2018 by The Daily S'elf

Dublin adventure guide

I might be biased, but it’s no secret that I think Dublin is the best city in the world. Add in sunshine and it’s irrefutable. Our weather is as spontaneous as the people who live here. We love the craic, we’re always up for an adventure and we’ve learned to be well-prepared for all weather occasions! So I wanted to share some of the city’s hidden gems....

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13th April 2018 by The Daily S'elf

Lisbon city guide

If you’ve already read my Porto post, you might enjoy this Lisbon city guide. I wanted to go to Portugal badly, but couldn’t choose between the two cities, so I spent two nights in each, travelling by train from Porto to Lisbon. Here you’ll find information about Lisbon hotels, what to do, where to eat and drink and other useful information if you’re planning a short city break....

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12th March 2018 by The Daily S'elf

Porto city guide

Over the last couple of years there’s been a massive increase in interest for Irish tourists travelling to Portugal. Sure, it’s always been popular, but it suddenly seemed like every second person on Instagram was posting pictures of beautiful tiles in Porto and delicious meals in Lisbon rather than package holidays to the Algarve. Keen to find out for myself what all the fuss is about, when I was approached by SuperValu to collaborate on some content surrounding their Real Rewards...