Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall.

And I’m just getting started.

If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue.                   Remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.

620 Responses to About

  1. Edy Setyawan says:

    Hi Alisa,

    You have some nice photos here. Nice blog!


  2. tinker3333 says:

    You have a very nice blog!

  3. Raunak says:

    good to have come across your blog! look forward to seeing more 🙂

  4. Hi Ailsa. Your photos are lovely and the prose is even better (if that’s possible!). I will be following – not just because I love what I see, but because I see so many similarities to what my husband and I are doing. My primary blog is bushrangerridesagain which is a chronicle of our attempt to see the eastern North American continent by boat (although the boat we pick is balking at the mission – she is still without an engine after a year). So, we are still enjoying the scenery in northern Mississippi….I will need to live vicariously through you…

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  6. diandian says:

    Your USA roadtrip sounds tempting, great pictures!

  7. great work Ailsa …keep travelling and keep writing.

  8. Nao says:

    I really enjoyed reading your blog. Beautiful photos!!

  9. kevinmayne says:

    Thanks for following my blog – fellow travellers in blog land!

  10. Dieu says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! See my post on it for details. 🙂

  11. Sara says:

    Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. Some people choose not to participate, others enjoy the opportunity to visit new-to-you blogs and to be visited by new-to-you bloggers. To read more about the award and accepting this nomination, visit my post at http://globetrottersara.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/speeches/

    • ailsapm says:

      Hurray, thank you so much, Sara. I have to ask – you blanked George Clooney 3 times in 48 hours? I HAVE to know more!

      • Sara says:

        ehrm… yeah, well… a friend of mine had a little role in one of his film (Ocean’s Twelve) so I was visiting my friend. No offense to Mr Clooney, of course, but I was a bit distracted. I suppose I must have missed other big names in those 2 days. I remember Julia Roberts waved hello from afar. Now, I am sure she must have mistaken me for someone else, because we’ve never been introduced LOL oh, the funny things that happen on movie sets 😉

  12. Kalizamar says:

    I write mainly travel articles too and also post poems from people around the world. Would you like to send me one too? Any theme, as long as it’s written with love…
    I’m glad I’ve found your blog & am looking forward to reading it! saludos

  13. We just wanted to let you know, we nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! We love your blog! http://adventuresweseek.com/2012/10/15/blogger-awards/

  14. ocelot81 says:

    Hello Ailsa , your blog is awesome so I decide to follow it, best wishes

  15. shelley says:

    You sure have been to a lot of places with interesting adventures!! 🙂

  16. Opalla says:

    You have a beautiful blog on your travels. I’ll use it as my resource for my trips in future.

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Opalla, I’m glad you enjoyed looking through my travelogue – and if you visit any of the places I’ve written about I’d love to hear about it! xxx Ailsa

  17. teedeevee says:

    I’ve invited you to an Appreciation Circle growing through October 22nd – for more info, please visit my post at: http://teedeevee.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/a-circle-of-friends-the-ligo-circle-of-appreciation/

  18. Opalla says:

    You have a very interesting travelogue and I am sure I’ll be back to read more. Hope you are coming to Canada soon!

  19. bebs1 says:

    Dear Ailsa,
    Am sure someone already nominated you for the Beautiful Blogging Award. You are my nominee too because I know you deserve it. Thank you for sharing your world to us.

  20. haroldkingjr says:


    I’ve enjoyed your blog so much I decided to put a link to it in a recent post so others could “discover” what you’re doing! Hope that was okay! You can see the mention at http://haroldkingjr.com/2012/10/18/capture-what-you-see-enjoy-and-do-in-photos/

    Keep up the good “work!”

    Harold King Jr

    • ailsapm says:

      Hurray, thank you so much for the mention, Harold, I am humbled – just getting caught up on comments, it’s been pretty busy recently so I just now am working my way through the comments on my ‘about’ page. Happy New Year to you! xxx Ailsa

  21. frizztext says:

    you’ve created a wonderful travelogue!

  22. Laura Hilger says:

    I’m glad we’ve connected over blogging! Thanks for sharing your world. I truly enjoy your writing and adventure stories and I hope your words hold true to all of the beauty and emotions that you have during the experiences. Cheers and keep it up!

  23. pierrmorgan says:

    Cheers to you and your travels. Happy that you liked my little corner of the world today. Thanks!

  24. Hey! I’ve seen you around before. What fun your blog is for us travelophile folks! Thanks for following up on us out here in Kathmandu. Stop bye if you are ever in our neck of the woods.!

  25. talkavino says:

    Hi Alisa, I love travel too, so now your blog is on my “follow” list, so I can actually follow your way : )

  26. Stacey says:

    Hi! I just saw your blog here. As a fellow lover of travelling the world and of cultures, I’m loving what I see here! I saw that you grew up in Ireland and now live in the States? I grew up in the States and now live in Ireland. It’s fun to have that in common. I’d love to hear more about that. We’ve been here 9 years now. Love it most of the time. I chuckled at your post about summer and Ireland. This one was a VERY cool one. But I guess most of them are. What can I say, it’s still a great place!

    • ailsapm says:

      Haha, so true Stacey, it’s a pretty great place! How fun that we went in the opposite direction! Although I’ve been zigzagging back and forth a bit. 🙂

  27. Ailsa, Your blog is absolutely stunning. Traveling the world and appreciating other cultures are two of life’s most precious treasures! … Mindful Magpie

  28. justabackpackandarollie says:

    Stunning photos! Your blog is very inspiring to those of us who are finally getting our travel boots broken in. Better late than never for me. Wish I’d had travel as a priority a long time ago.

    • ailsapm says:

      Better late than never, justabackpackandarollie, I’m happy to hear you’re getting your travel boots broken in! Sorry about the tardy response, it’s been pretty busy on my travelogue recently, so I’m just now catching up! xxxx

  29. lkallmeyer says:

    Fantastic writing and photos. Looking forward to exploring more along with you!

  30. A tale or two to tell..... says:

    Hi Ailsa !
    I LOVE your blog. To show my appreciation for your blog I have nominated you for the beautiful blogger award. Look forward to seeing many more posts from you 🙂 xx


    • ailsapm says:

      Yaay, thanks for the shout out, Emma, just getting caught up on my comments stream now, it’s been a busy couple of months. Happy New Year to you! xxx Ailsa

      • A tale or two to tell..... says:

        I started replying to your comment then something strange happened. Then I went to check to see if it had in fact posted, and could not for the life of me find it in the jungle that is your world of blog awards haha !
        Um, go you ! Yaay is correct Ailsa. Hope you have been wandering somewhere exciting.
        Happy 2013 xxx

  31. awesome blog you got! :

  32. Ruby says:

    I love your blog. Travelling is the one thing I want to do in life, but right now, reading the adventures of others is helping fill that void 🙂 I can’t wait to read more about your travels!!

  33. I’m absolutely in love with your blog!

  34. Ailsa, in appreciation for the continued enjoyment I receive from your blog, I have nominated you for the “Beautiful Blogger” award. Details are here, http://travelgardeneat.com/2012/10/29/so-many-beautiful-lovely-blogs/, if you would like to pass on the award, but please feel no obligation to do so. Just continue your adventuresome posts! ~ Kat

    • ailsapm says:

      Hurray, thanks for the shout out, Kat. I loved ‘Little Women’ too, but my favourite book in school was ‘Wuthering Heights’ – oh that Heathcliff.

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  36. Hi @Ailsa, just to let you know, i have nominated you for three blogging award. Hope that you happy with this news. If you prefer not to accept, of course I understand. http://campanulladellaanna.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/blogging-award-nominations-you-can-get-it/

    Thanks for sharing my friend 😀

  37. I miss travelling very much. Will travel vicariously with you via Follow 😉

  38. earthstills says:

    Thanks for allowing me to travel vicariously through your words and images – what a great way to see the world!

  39. Tina says:

    I am really enjoying your blog- thank you for sharing your wonderful images and writing! I’ll be following.

  40. Love your gravatar emblem. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.

  41. Hi there, I love your pics! I’m no photographer, but I do love to travel and am an experience hunter too. Enjoy everything 🙂

  42. lesliesholly says:

    I love your pictures–looking forward to seeing more!

  43. Ewa says:

    Hi, I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award. It’s not mandatory but I hope you’ll like it 🙂
    You can find out more about the nomination here: http://fotshot.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination.
    I like your blog, all articles and tips. I hope to have a possibility to use as many of them as possible 🙂

  44. Jenn says:

    oh umm .. did you get a pingback from this post of mine ?
    i was remiss in not notifying people directly of my nomination and relied only on the pingbacks … something I will not do in the future lol

  45. Hi Ailsa
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. For more details, see here! http://denisediscovers.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/other-great-blogs/

    • ailsapm says:

      Yaay, thanks so much, Denise, I’ve been playing catch up with all the comments on my travelogue, it’s been pretty busy recently. So happy for the nomination and congrats on your award too! xxx

  46. patriciaddrury says:

    11.4.2012 http://sofiesdiary.com/about/ has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. In turn I would like to nominate you for the same award.
    For all the details follow this link: http://patriciaddrury.com/2012/11/04/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/ Congratulations!!!
    If you choose not to do the deal, just know I admire you and just wanted to send kudos your way!

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