I’m Siobhan Starrs a TV journalist and freelance travel writer. I am also Mum to ten year Kitty (not her real name) and partner to her Dad, Matthew. A native of Northern Ireland, I have lived in England for over twenty years. We have a a campervan generally holiday around the UK mostly Scotland, Northumberland, Cornwall, Suffolk, the New Forest and of course my beloved Northern Ireland. I want to share my musings, photos and tips about our days out and longer trips around the UK and offer inspiration for your next staycation. #staycationinspiration

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I am also a freelance feature and travel writer. If you are interested in commissioning me for a newspaper or magazine article or sponsored post, please get in touch.

I have written the following travel stories for The Associated Press :

Northern Ireland’s lake district

A road trip through Sicily

The Black Forest, Germany

Winnie-the-Pooh’s Canadian roots

A forest nursery in London

Five free things to do in Belfast

Game of Thrones boost NI economy


I would love to know what you get up to on your staycations.

You can reach me, by commenting in the boxes.

Twitter:  @staycationeruk

Instagram : @staycationeruk

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/staycationeruk/


The photos featured on the site are mostly taken by myself or my talented partner Matthew Kirkland. Matt’s photo gallery can be found on Flickr. Photos supplied by PR’s etc will be clearly credited, other photos may be borrowed from Flickr under creative commons usage, these will also be credited.


I intend to be completely open and transparent in this blog. The blog will only feature days out that the writer has actually participated in, with the exception of the ‘Things to do’ future planners, that’s things I want to do. From time to time guest bloggers will be featured. If a post is the result of a ‘freebie’ or ‘sponsored’ in anyway, that will be indicated in the post. I will only give my honest opinion about an activity we do or any hospitality that we receive.

The blog is still taking shape and I am really keen on feedback.

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