If you recognize the photo above, then you may have read some of my reviews on Tripadvisor, where I’m identified as ‘charlieboy55’. Since 2010 I have been writing reviews about hotels and places of interest in Dublin, Ireland (where I live), Northern Ireland, England, Spain, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Italy, Malta, Sicily, Croatia, Romania, and Greece. Most of these reviews were written after making short trips in these various countries. To access a list of all my reviews, click here.


As travelling had been more or less out of the question during the recent COVID-19 lockdowns, I had been putting my spare time to good use in order to write travelogues of several solo journeys that I had made over the years, based on diaries that I kept at the time. I circulated these among friends and relatives, and then decided to put them online. If you decide to dip into them, you’ll discover that my real name is Charles Gannon – see the About tab above for more details about me and other contributors.

To access the travelogues and their chapters, click on the Travelogues tab. The chapters can be opened as PDF files in a new tab by clicking on them, and the maps as JPEG files by clicking on them. You can then save them into a folder on your computer or device and read them offline. Contributions from other writers are very welcome – see below. The latest travelogue is New England and New York 1998, which is about a month-long trip that I made back in 1998 in the USA. See the latest Blog and the Travelogue section. Enjoy!


Have you written a travelogue that you would like to share with others online? If not, would you like to try writing one? Take a look at how the existing ones here are written in order to get the feel of what’s required. If you would like to submit a travelogue of your own, type it and email it to me at tripsandtravelogues@gmail.com.


Also included on this site is a gallery of photos. Feel free to add some of your own! Again, you can email them to me at the address that you’ll find in the Contact section.

New in the Photos page now is a selection of beautiful pictures taken by a Romanian friend, Elena Ticu Vrabie, of scenes in the Parcul Naƫional Buila-Vânturariƫa, Romania.

Globe image: courtesy of KindPNG