Mary plunkett

Mary Plunkett

Mary’s curious personality means that she is forever looking to explore new places and cultures. Like many Irish kids, Mary first got a taste for travel on family camping holidays to France. From there she studied French and Spanish at university, using her studies as a healthy excuse to travel around Europe. She has lived in London, Paris and Barcelona where her adventures include everything from corporate cocktails in Clerkenwell to beach parties in Andalusia. A self-confessed foodie, she loves to sample the local food and discover the spots that are off the beaten track in any city she visits.


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Best places to eat in Istanbul for a taste of East and West

Istanbul is an area that in so many senses is a meeting of cultures, a city that is half in Europe, half in Asia. Visits to the city’s famous monuments and palaces may showcase the city as a melting pot throughout history but nowhere is this more evident that in the food that is on offer.

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Find the Bars With the Best Pintxos San Sebastián Has to Offer

Exploring the pintxo bars in San Sebastián can be intimidating so work your way through this list to round off the top spots in the Basque city of Donostia.

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How to Navigate the Dublin Transport System

Finding your feet in a city is challenging so we’ve come up with some handy tips to help you blend in like a local when getting around Dublin.

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Toronto on a budget: 5 activities that won’t cost a fortune

Toronto is a vibrant youthful city, full of students and young graduates looking to get out of their comfort zone and to make a home in a new city. Relocating to another city, on a long or a short...

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18 Images that prove that Australia is the most beautiful country in the world

Australia is a country that is made for anyone with feelings of wanderlust. Impeccable coastlines, charming cities and breath-taking landscapes, the immense country is a must on anyone's travel bucket list. Not convinced that...

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Hosting International Students in your Home

Do you have a spare room, enjoy meeting new people and want to earn some extra money? If the answer is yes, hosting international students could be ideal.

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10 Top cafes for you to try in Britain

Tea and Britain go hand-in-hand and the café scene in Britain, although little known outside of London, really is second to none. The quality of produce available in many of the UK’s cafes is top notch and no road trip around Britain would be...

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10 Great U.S. Cities That Are Off The Tourist Trail

The United States is a dream tourist destination, but like many destinations, it has it’s tried and tested tourist trails. The major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francicisco are must sees for a first timer to the U.S. but if you have the time, it’s...

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Rent out your spare room on Homestay.com

If you’re looking to rent out a spare room in your home to guests then list your room on Homestay.com. With over 33,000 hosts worldwide already renting out their room with us, you're in good company.

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Holidays to Mexico: Uncover the Colourful Culture Beyond the Usual Resorts

Think Mexico is nothing but beach resorts? Think again with the Homestay.com guide to Mexico, for top destinations where you can get a real feel for the country.

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