About Me


I’m Kolyn, from Dublin in Ireland where I live with my husband Denis and dog Hugo!

My day job sees me doing all sorts of weird and wonderful creative things for SPIN & 98FM, two of the biggest radio brands in Ireland. Up until recently, I also worked most weekends performing as Joanna Ryde with whom I’ve had lots of adventures over the years including writing a book, winning the prestigious Alternative Miss Ireland, appearing on TV shows including the All Ireland Talent Show, Podge & Rodge and Britain’s Got Talent and performing all over Ireland.

This is not my first rodeo when it comes to blogging. I had lots of fun blogging at JoannaRyde.com for a while and also write about abandoned places at MyAbandonedWorld.com. I’ve said so many times “I’d love to write a travel blog” and so here I am.

My plan is to entertain you with my travel stories, tips, advice, videos, pictures and lots more, all with a little bit of humour thrown in. I’ve had so many wonderful adventures during my travels and I’m looking forward to sharing some of those.

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to over 70 countries with more planned! Everywhere I go, I get a flag and add it to the Wall Of Flags in my house. It began in the 13th country I visited, Malta, and has continued ever since.


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Country number 50, Canada, added to the Wall of Flags! 🇮🇪

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I’ve had so many wonderful experiences over the years so I’ll be looking back on some of those as well as talking about any current travels. I might ramble on about some other stuff from time to time including, but not limited to, movies & TV, theme parks, Lego and my home city of Dublin.

I hope you enjoy Kolyn’s World!