Hi, I’m Ceol.

I love to travel and explore new places whenever I get the opportunity. Eventually I would like to visit every country in the world. So far, I’ve been to 91 official countries plus a few that are still seeking recognition. 


Top to bottom and left to right: Hawaii, USA; Kyoto, Japan; Omotepe, Nicaragua; Westfjords, Iceland; Havana, Cuba; Taroko, Taiwan; Caracol, Belize.

This website

I started this blog as a way of documenting and sharing some of my travels. In the guides I write I hope to share a mix of interesting, practical and inspirational information about where I’ve been and what I would have liked to know before I got there.

My name

If you are not Irish, you’re probably wondering how to pronounce my unusual name. It’s not the easiest thing to write phonetically in English but it is close to ‘kyohl’. Make sure you say it as one syllable. If you are still unsure, you can listen to some people pronouncing it correctly here.

A little more about me

I grew up in the west of Ireland and currently live in Melbourne, Australia.

When I’m not travelling you can usually find me working as a graphic designer (you can see some examples of my work at ceolryder.com), planning my next trip, reading non-fiction books, listening to podcasts or playing/watching football (soccer).

Where I’ve been so far…