Another article written on the Maldives, tweaked and written for the style of women's Irish magazine IMAGE. Here I took a different angle on this topic and rewrote the piece for honeymooners on a budget.
An article published in Lovin.ie on travelling through Australia on your annual leave. This is a detailed piece with a breakdown of how to make the most of a three-week holiday Down Under. All pictures used are my own.
When I moved to Australia I was chosen as the #OzAmbassador for USIT Ireland. While travelling through the country I blogged and shared my experiences on the USIT website and their social media platforms.
This article takes me back - my very first travel piece published in the media, circa 2014, when I was still a journalism student. I interviewed social media star Allan Dixon about his win of Tourism Australia's 'Best Job in the World' competition.
TELEVISION & VIDEO
Fast-forward five years later and Sun Scribes is appearing on RTE's Today Show as a finalist in Ireland's Best Animal Selfie with Allan himself as one of the judges.
My favourite travel video, filmed and edited by me, was featured on the social media of UniLad Adventure. The video has 100K views and counting.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
During the summer fo 2019, I was nominated by a number of peers in the travel industry for Best Travel Writer at the Travel Media Awards 2019. Though I didn't take top prize on the night it was an honour to be shortlisted as a relative newcomer to travel writing.
Sun Scribes entered the Irish Blog Awards in 2018 for the first time thanks to nominations from readers and social media followers. The blog was subsequently long-listed then short-listed for the Best Travel Blog of the Year.
The award which kick-started my writing career many moons ago. I was the recipient of the Young Journalist of the Year Award with the Irish Independent while I was studying for my Leaving Certificate. My winning article detailed about life in the local GAA community.