About the blog

This is me in 2016 holding a hippo cookie. I know I could change this to a more recent picture, but the hippo cookie.

About the blog

Byrnewithme follows my life in Vancouver, Canada, after moving here from Dublin, Ireland in June 2018. This is where I share my stories as I explore what British Columbia has to offer.

On Byrnewithme you will find personal essays and stories, travel guides, coffee and food reviews, insight into my life at home, and posts on my journey as I try to do it all in a more sustainable way.


In travel, I share my guides to the places I’ve been around Ireland, Europe, America, and Canada, from road trips, to quick visit guides, to lists of the top things to do.


Visiting coffee shops is about more than just the coffee, it’s also about the experience. I like going to independent, specialty coffee shops that were set up by people with passion and a love of coffee. These are the places where you’ll find personality in every detail, and the ones where you can make yourself at home.

Visiting coffee shops is one of my favourite ways to pass the time, and I want to share my favourite places with everyone.

Everything else

As well as that, I like to write about solo travel, food, books, gender, reuse and recyling and other things that cross my mind.

About the author

I have lived in 4 different cities across Ireland, the US, and Canada. I’m currently based in Vancouver, BC, where I work remotely for a website based in Ireland. I love reading books and blogs, writing, drinking tea and staying in.

I love talking to people on the blog – don’t hesitate to get the ball rolling!

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All reviews are completely independent and all meals, coffees or other purchases are paid for by me. There are no ads on the website and I am not currently involved in any sponsorships or partnerships.

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