The Celt & The Kiwi

Hi everyone!

I hope you haven’t been too worried about where we are! Checking back every day just to see if there is something here and all. Well, we’ve been rather busy. My brother got married on a beach in New Zealand last month. Tiernan and I flew down for the event just after Christmas and we have been here ever since.

The big trip is drawing to a close, however. Soon we will be winging our way back to Ireland, ‘real life’ and our ‘proper’ jobs. Before we do, we will be hiking one of New Zealand’s Great Walks – the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. It’s going to be three days of golden sands and pure, digital detoxing. Fortunately, getting regular internet while on the road in New Zealand is a feat in itself so I already feel massively detoxed.

Perhaps the sound of those golden sands has intrigued you? The good news is, we absolutely will be sharing photos, videos and stories from four weeks on the road. The catch is – you won’t find them here!

That’s right! Tiernan and I have finally invested in our hobby, bought some domain hosting and launched a brand new blog. It’s named after ourselves – Celt & Kiwi. Stepping into the world of self-hosting is scary and hasn’t been taken lightly. Perhaps the hardest decision was realising that Rachel in Ireland would not be coming with us. The new Celt & Kiwi brand is a great opportunity for Tiernan and I to work together and find that joint identity that Rachel in Ireland couldn’t muster.

I began Rachel in Ireland in August 2012 to document my travels, write articles on stuffs and basically be my online diary. It’s served me so well and I have made so many lovely friends through it. So I will be trying to salvage as many of the useful articles from it as possible: namely the ones about Working Holidays in Ireland.

The majority of email and social media messages I receive are from would be working holiday-makers. With this in mind Tiernan and I have decided to dedicate Celt & Kiwi to writing about slow travel and advice on how to live abroad anywhere, but with a particular focus on Ireland.

If you’ve made it this far thank you so much for reading my ramble. I hope to see you over at Celt & Kiwi very soon. Although we will keep Rachel in Ireland live until we have leeched off all the ‘good stuff’.

Lots of love,



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