About the Author

Hi. I’m Juliana Dever and according to science I have some sort of "exploration" gene. Embracing this compulsion, I spend a lot of time hurtling around the planet in metal tubes experiencing other cultures and writing humorous essays about it. Enjoy.


  1. Almudena / at /Reply

    I find this section so interesting! Liked it so much. Hope there are many other posts in the future.

    • Thank you. There definitely will be – it’s one of my favorite things, to meet people in other countries and find out more about them. Stay tuned, I have several more in the works right now.

  2. Charlotte / at /Reply

    Lovely when a person finds something they love to do and sticks with it. Give me a pub and a Guinness and I could listen to his stories for hours.

    • Mr. Noone was just captivating. What a wonderful man, huh? I was honored for him to share with me.

  3. DaAnn / at /Reply

    Your website is so interesting. I plan on visiting the UK within the next three years: England, Scotland and Ireland since I’m part Scottish. I want to do this more on my own than a structured tour. Your website will be my go to place for information. I plan on taking a “pub tour” of these places.

    • DaAnn, I’ve been to all three countries and really enjoyed them all so much. They’re very easy to do on your own and I would recommend that over a structured tour since you have the opportunity to go as you please. And of course, there is no shortage of pubs in the UK!

  4. DaAnn / at /Reply

    PS: my favorite John Wayne movie is “The Quiet Man”!

  5. Anna / at /Reply

    Nice blog, Juliana! I live in Ireland and I love it here. Yourself and Seamus are an awesome couple and amazing actors. I hope you return to Ireland someday!

    Hope to meet you,
    Anna, 13

    • Thank you so much Anna, I’m glad you like it. Seamus and I have family in your country so we will definitely return. 🙂

  6. Christal Moore / at /Reply

    Ok, going to Ireland and meeting this handsome lovely fella. What a gem!

    • Great idea Christal! Make sure you take the ferry ride to Inchagoill and I’m sure Mr. Noone will be there to entertain you.

  7. Karen / at /Reply

    Love your travel stories! I have been to Cong myself a couple of years ago and stayed in Ashford Castle! Wonderful place and highly recommended. I have lived in Ireland for 3 years and really enjoyed that time of my life. When will you visit Belgium??

    • Hi Karen, So you got a chance to experience the loveliness that is Ashford! Isn’t it grand? I’ve been to Belgium several times and I’ve enjoyed it immensely each time. There is a bar in Bruges I like to go there for a bit of the Westvleteren 12.

  8. charlene / at /Reply

    You’re website is soooo great !! Thank you For sharing with us your discovery. I think travel is to live . The World is full of wonderful things to discovery. So Thank you for sharing some of those Wonders. .. i wish i could share with you one day my findings. .. Peut être un jour autour d’un café ou d’un bon verre de vin

  9. Kristen / at /Reply

    Hi Juliana-

    Your blog is amazing. I can live vicariously through your adventures!

    I lived in Ireland for a summer when I was younger (Dublin area), & just fell in love with it. Besides Cong, may I ask your top “must see” cities or attractions? Either in the Republic or Northern Ireland.

    Thank you, & I’m a big Castle fan. Please say hello to Seamus 🙂


  10. Enda Noone / at /Reply

    Just found your Blog ,wonderful read ,Martin Noone is my Dad and at 91 is still playing on the Boat and farming and in really good health .

    • Enda! Thank you so very much for your message. From time to time I wonder how your father is and your update just made me unbelievably happy! I truly hope to see him again one day soon.

      Take care,

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