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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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 have space in your home and you’re looking to rent out a spare room to guests then why not become part of the homestay.com host community? To join our host community you need to be living at home during the guests’ stay to make it a truly authentic travel experience...

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10 Alternatives to the Traditional Paris Hotspots

There's plenty of neighbourhoods and districts you can add to your itinerary when you visit Paris that offer an alternative to the traditional tourist to-do list. Here's our top ten.

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15 Images That Will Make You Want to Visit India

India is an immense landscape that is begging to be explored. Enormous cities contrasted against vast spaces of rural tranquility in a country that is famous for its supreme beauty and jawdropping scenery...

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London travel guide of neighbourhoods for you to explore

London is one of those cities where the burden of choice can almost overwhelm you. If you’re stopping off in the British capital for a city break or weekend away you’ll almost certainly wish you’d booked more time to spend in this remarkable city. One of the things...

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Experience traditional Thai life in Bangkok homestay

Hosts Tanisara and Am live in the west of Bangkok, an area that offers all of the buzz of this international city while still allowing guests a glimpse at authentic local Thai culture and life.

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Travel to New Zealand will awaken your soul

While New Zealand may be a long flight for most of us, the journey to get there is unquestionably worth it. With breathtaking scenery and a tranquillity that is unparalleled, here's 13 images of New Zealand that will make you want to explore.

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Travel to Mexico for the Day of the Dead festival

With the release of Disney movie "Coco", we take a look at Mexico's distinctive culture and history for the Day of the Dead festival View the Homestay.com photo guide to this colourful festival.

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