Welcome to Kolyn's World

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.

Welcome hun!

Be a Legend and SUBSCRIBE on YouTube

Join me on the journey!

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!

Luxembourg – The Perfect Place for a Weekend Break

Luxembourg – The Perfect Place for a Weekend Break

Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe. As a travel destination, it sometimes gets overlooked but it's perfect for a short break. ...
My Top 15 Experiences of 2018

My Top 15 Experiences of 2018

What a year 2018 was! I did my best to make the most of it and had some amazing experiences along the way. I tried my best to narrow it down for this list. ...
The Hardest Journey of All

The Hardest Journey of All

I've always wanted to write a book but things don't always work out. I've recently picked up the pen again to start on a new book! ...
The Eurovision & Me

The Eurovision & Me

I'm a huge Eurovision fan but why is it so special to me? And what was it like finally getting to go after watching at home for 24 years? ...
Alton Towers – Visiting The UK’s Biggest Theme Park from Abroad

Alton Towers – Visiting The UK’s Biggest Theme Park from Abroad

Alton Towers is my favourite place in the world! I recently visited for the fifth time and had a magical time as always in the UK's biggest theme park! ...
You Should Write a Blog…

You Should Write a Blog…

I get told quite often that I should write a travel blog and so here it is! Welcome to Kolyn's World! Travel with more craic and less craic. Enjoy huns! ...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close