Wandering On

Brian and Noelle are an adventurous Irish couple who have been exploring the globe since 2006. Their award-winning blog, Wandering On, is full of guides, travel tips, and amazing photography from destinations as diverse as Morocco to Malaysia, Spain to Singapore and everywhere in between.

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10th November 2021 by Wandering On

Where to stay in Beijing – A guide to the best areas

Beijing is a city with more than 9 million bicycles, 3,000 years of fascinating history and 7,000 hotels. China’s capital city is not only a great base to explore the countless things to do in Beijing that are scattered throughout the city but it’s also a great jumping-off point for anyone looking to visit the Great Wall Of China. Choosing the right part of the city to base yourself in can make or break your experience in the Chinese capital. The city is huge and each of the different areas...

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28th November 2017 by Wandering On

A traveller’s guide to the modes of transport in India

Few countries are as celebrated and maligned as India. On the one hand, people speak in horror of dirty streets, chaotic infrastructure, and scenes of poverty. At the other, they delight in its exotic cuisines, picturesque landscapes, and unbridled spirituality. India is a place of contradictions. It is a dream destination, for sure, but it can also be wildly unpredictable. If you want to thrive and survive here, you’ve got to be fearless. Chat with the locals, eat with your hands, embrace...

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27th November 2017 by Wandering On

Exploring The Anaga Mountains, Tenerife

The Canary Island of Tenerife is a place that feels very familiar – even if you’ve never actually visited, you probably know someone who has or you’ve heard a lot about it. Similar to mainland Spain’s most visited province Andalusia, Tenerife is breathtakingly beautiful once you move away from the crowded resorts. The Anaga Mountains are a particularly beautiful destination located on Tenerife’s northernmost tip, the Anaga Peninsula....

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23rd January 2016 by Wandering On

Our tips for staying safe in the Fez Medina

The Fez medina is the largest medina in the world and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It may not seem like an ideal place to get lost, but that’s the best thing to do here. Just be sure to do it safely with our tips for staying safe in the Fez Medina....

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4th January 2016 by Wandering On

5 things to do in Bucharest in winter

Visiting Bucharest in winter, you will see the city in a whole new light. The snow adds a new dimension, lining the wide boulevards, capping the monuments in the city centre and dressing the neo-Romanian buildings in a new light. It’s definitely worth braving the cold for and there are plenty of things to do in Bucharest in winter, most of which are free! With just a day to explore the Romanian Capital before catching the train to Bulgaria, we took our chance to see some of the highlights of...

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2nd November 2015 by Wandering On

7 fun things to do in Taipei

Walking from the subway station towards our guesthouse in the Ximending area of the city, we had this strange sense of familiarity. Although we had never been to Taipei before, it felt very comfortable. Anyone we know who has visited has never had a bad word to say about the Taiwan capital; in fact, many people have told us it’s their favourite city in Asia. Looking around us, we could see why. There are so many fun things to do in Taipei and the city offers a truly unique blend of what...

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1st September 2015 by Wandering On

Why Iceland is on our bucket list

Incredible hiking, jaw-dropping scenery, glaciers to explore, tectonic plates to dive between; why in the name of travel would Iceland not be on our bucket list? We’ve looked longingly at Facebook posts, drooled over Instagram photos, gotten lost in articles and watched it come to life on our computer screens in videos. However, as for most out there, this isn’t enough! It simply reaffirms why we want to visit this incredible country. And for the outdoor enthusiast, adventure traveller or...

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3rd June 2015 by Wandering On

Top things to do in Malta

It may well be a tiny speck in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, but Malta more than makes up for its diminutive size with lots of character and oodles of charisma. With its perennially pleasant climate and stunning seafood-based cuisine, Malta is a popular choice with both independent travellers and those on all inclusive breaks....

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11th May 2015 by Wandering On

Getting off the beaten track in Catalonia

Sitting on a sun-kissed beach on the Costa Brava in Catalonia, staring out across the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean, a cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other- life couldn’t be better- or could it?...

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26th February 2015 by Wandering On

5 days in Madrid: Why we found it hard to leave

Madrid is often overlooked by those visiting Spain, who tend to favour Catalonia’s Barcelona as the ‘must-see’ Spanish location. This is most definitely not the wisest option as Madrid has plenty to offer. The good news is it’s very well connected with the rest of Europe by train, bus and lots of options for cheap flights to Spain. We spent 5 days in Madrid after only planning three and we found it hard to leave for a number of reasons....

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9th January 2015 by Wandering On

How to spend a few days in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is one of those iconic cities, which is on a lot of people’s radars to visit; us included. Living in South Korea for more than three years, it was always such a short hop away and yet we had never found the time to visit. With our time in Korea coming to an end, and having visited Kyoto and Fukuoka previously, we decided it was now or never. Combining a visit to Tokyo with climbing Mount Fuji just made it all the more appealing and with our school summer holiday periods overlapping for...

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30th August 2014 by Wandering On

How to spend 2 days in Kyoto: The perfect itinerary

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, so it’s no wonder that it’s Japan’s second most-visited city after Tokyo. It’s a beautiful city, full of culture, a blend of traditional and modern and it’s surrounded on all but one side by mountains. While you could easily spend a week or more soaking up all that Kyoto has to offer and visiting its many temples (there are literally thousands!), in two days you can get a good feel for this beautiful cultural capital and hit the...