A different kind of travel site!
Welcome to Kolyn’s World. This is a travel blog with a difference. You won’t find pictures of skinny models jumping into clear blue seas here. I don’t know any models for a start. Instead, you’ll find non-pretentious, honest travel advice, experiences and opinions.
It’s a travel site that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I’m not afraid to laugh at myself and I’m certainly not afraid to laugh at other people. If I can make you laugh too, all the better.
I’m not a backpacker or full-time traveller and I don’t have any insider contacts in the travel industry. I’m just a bloke who likes to travel, and seeing as you’re here, I’m guessing you do too.
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Heya! I’m Kolyn Ryan-Byrne, originally from Dublin but now living in Waterford in the Sunny South East of Ireland with my husband, Denis.
My day job sees me doing all sorts of weird and wonderful creative things for Beat, the biggest radio station in the region. Before that, I was a full time drag performer! As Joanna Ryde, I won the prestigious Alternative Miss Ireland, had multiple residencies, newspaper columns, TV appearances and even a book. I took a step back from performing recently but Joanna lives on in the digital world.
I caught the travel bug at a young age and fondly remember watching TV travel shows like Holiday and Wish You Were Here with my mother. During a trip to Malta in 2006, I decided to begin collecting flags from each country I visit. I have 60 now and have plans for many more.
I fit all my travelling in around my work holidays and within a fairly average budget. I’m also lucky to have a husband, friends and family that love travelling too, so many of them pop up in my adventures. Hopefully you can get some inspiration or tips while you’re here!
So go on, have a nosey around. Read the blog, watch the videos and come say hello on social media.
Welcome to Kolyn’s World!