Croatia Island hopping from Split and Dubrovnik

With its long, inviting coastline home to hundreds of islands, Croatia is an ideal island hopping location for those looking to get out and explore the seas. Here are our favourites from Split to Dubrovnik.

Written by Kim Gillick

Learning Japanese in Tokyo with a Local Host

They say there's no better way to master a language than to immerse yourself in it. That's exactly what Thomas did to learn Japanese. He stayed with a local host in Tokyo and brushed up on his skills.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Pubs in Dublin – 10 ‘locals’ to go for a pint

If you're planning on visiting Dublin soon and you want to experience an evening in a "local" pub, you'll need to leave the city centre. Here are 10 of our favourite Dublin locals.

Written by Colm Hanratty

15 of the Best Cafés in Ireland for an Indulgent Pitstop

Find the best cafés around the country with the expert guide from Explore Ireland one cake slice at a time with these local favourites.

Written by Colm Hanratty

10 Towns to Stop in on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is full of something Ireland is famous for – quaint, picturesque towns. Here are ten worth visiting between the north and south of the famous coastal route.

Written by Kim Gillick

Accommodation in Auckland for the World Masters Games 2017

Are you heading off to Auckland for the World Masters Games? Lucky you! If you're looking for accommodation in Auckland during the games, we have the homestays for you.

Written by Kim Gillick

Win Cash by Sharing your Homestay Snaps

How about winning €100? We love to see guests and hosts enjoying their homestay time together, so we've come up with an exciting competition.

Written by Kim Gillick

Five Weeks in Seoul: From Sightseeing to Volunteering

Cassandra spent five weeks in Seoul with her homestay host, Veronica. From sightseeing to hand-making scarves and volunteering, it sounds like she did it all. Read her homestay story.

Written by Guest Blogger: Claire Beck

What to do in Zanzibar: A Few Days in Stone Town

Jaw-dropping beaches are on everyone's 'what to do in Zanzibar' list, but they tend to miss the charming city of Stone Town. Guest Blogger Claire Beck stayed with local homestay host, Nayssa, and tells us why you should spend a few days in Stone Town.

Written by Colm Hanratty

5 of the best breakfasts in Dublin

Looking for breakfast or even a lazy brunch around Dublin? Here are the 5 best spots for breakfast in the city according to the experts at

Written by Kim Gillick

Rent Out Your Spare Room During the World Masters Games 2017

Be a host and rent out your spare room during the World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland. Find out how you can make some extra cash during the games.