Where is Tara?

Tara was born in New Zealand but was brought up in Ireland, or, as she describes herself, 'a hobbit raised by leprechauns'! We love Tara's travel blogging for her colourful writing and eye-popping photography. She's also active on her social channels listed below, so go check her out.

Where is Tara?

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20th December 2022 by Where is Tara?

A guide to Christmas in Monaghan, Ireland

Monaghan is one of the most underrated counties in Ireland. It is just over an hour drive from Dublin and is filled with wonderful things to see and do. If you’re thinking of spending Christmas in Monaghan, you won’t be disappointed. The festive season is a particularly magical time to visit Monaghan as the towns go all out with their lights and decorations for Christmas. So let’s jump into my festive guide to Monaghan and plan your trip!...

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23rd November 2022 by Where is Tara?

The perfect weekend in Chattanooga Tennessee

If you’re thinking of spending a weekend in Chattanooga, TN then I have the perfect guide for you! From the best place to stay to some of the most spectacular food you’ll ever eat, I’m going to show you all my favourite spots in the city....

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8th October 2022 by Where is Tara?

Things to do in East Tennessee this spooky season

Looking for some ghoulish activities in East Tennessee this Halloween season? Then look no further, I’ve got a whole list of spooky things for you to enjoy this October. From haunted prison tours to corn mazes, there’s something for everyone in East Tennessee....

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8th August 2022 by Where is Tara?

7 ways to avoid queues at Universal Studios Orlando

You guys know I love Florida and Orlando is no exception. There’s just something about Universal Studios Orlando, from the humidity in the air to the roar of excited riders flying past - there’s nowhere like it! However, the one thing that can suck the enjoyment out of any theme park visit is queues (AKA lines if you’re North American). Fortunately, I have some tips to help you make the most of your time in Universal and dodge those queues as much as humanly possible. You’ll be on the...

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23rd May 2022 by Where is Tara?

Derry Jazz Festival - A Guide

If you’re considering visiting Derry for one of the city’s many festivals then I’m here to convince you that Derry Jazz Festival is the one! My very first jazz festival was the Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg, Germany. I remember being completely amazed by the family-friendly festival atmosphere. Ever since then I’ve had a very serious grš for jazz festivals and the City of Derry Jazz Festival is my absolute favourite. Let me tell you why…...

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10th May 2022 by Where is Tara?

Exploring Estes Park, Colorado - More than a gateway

There is a small town in Colorado, just an hour from Denver, where the outdoors is infinitely accessible and nature overflows and blends into every day life. Estes Park, often known as the base camp for or gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, is a small mountain town with a population of less than 7000....

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6th May 2022 by Where is Tara?

18 wonderful things to do in Derry

There’s no shortage of amazing things to do in Derry, especially now that it has shot to fame after the huge success of Derry Girls. Whether you’re a Michelle or a Clare (like me) there’s something to suit everyone in Derry. Not only is there plenty to do in Derry itself, but it’s also a brilliant base for exploring The Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coast in the opposite direction. However, with all there is to see in Derry you’ll have barely have time to think about exploring...

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8th March 2020 by Where is Tara?

8 reasons why I want to visit Kerala, India

Sadly I’ve never been to India, but ever since a couple of my friends participated in the Kerala Blog Express I’ve wanted to explore this stunning part of South India. All their social media posts, blogs and videos convinced me to put Kerala (also known as God’s Own Country) on my bucket list! Here are some of the many reasons why I want to visit Kerala....

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14th January 2020 by Where is Tara?

5 days in LA - Complete itinerary, where to stay and more

In need of some fun, sun, sand and starlight? Same. So let’s take a little trip together and spend 5 days in L.A. We deserve it. In this post I take you through all the glorious things you can get up to with just 5 days in the City of Angels as well as practical tips about LAX, how to get around and more....

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14th October 2019 by Where is Tara?

Incredible things to do in Mayo, Ireland

ayo is an incredibly underrated county on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on the West coast. In this article I’m going to give you all the info on the best things to do in Mayo County. From secret beaches to fairy stones and dark sky parks, Mayo has something for everyone. Here’s what you need to know....

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30th September 2019 by Where is Tara?

The best cheap eats in Rome

Visiting Rome but don’t want to break the bank? Then we have the guide for you. This article will guide you through all the best cheap eats in Rome so that you can dine like royalty without being afraid to check your account balance afterwards....

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16th August 2019 by Where is Tara?

Dublin airport tips, tricks and hacks

Airports can be stressful at the best of times. However, we’ve put together all of our best Dublin Airport tips and tricks to make your airport experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible....