Ronan is a journalist and photographer with 16 years' experience as a reporter. He has contributed to more than 70 magazines and newspapers around the world including BBC, CNN, Forbes, The Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Travel + Leisure, The Independent, Toronto Star, South China Morning Post, Australian Financial Review etc. His travel writing and photography work has taken him to more than 60 countries.
19 Articles published
Tiny Singapore is home to a wide range of religions. Nomad Ronan shares seven of Singapore’s most fascinating and beautiful religious structures, and the best ways to experience them.
Go beyond Ireland’s famous sites and discover these equally beautiful but much less crowded places. Nomad Ronan shares the best hikes and the ideal road trip for exploring them all.
Isolated in Ireland, cut off from work and extended family, Ronan O’Connell is reminded just how much travel means to him.
Haunted by loss, Ronan O’Connell visits a Tokyo garden dedicated to the Buddhist deity Jizo, protector of unborn children.
Ronan O’Connell expected this journey to test the strength of his new relationship. He didn’t expect it to nearly end his girlfriend’s life.
How to stay safe in Ireland, from using common sense while hiking along cliff tops to avoiding dodgy areas at night.
Ronan O'Connell takes a crash course in Gaelic football and hurling – and learns that they're all about community spirit.
Travel journalist Ronan O'Connell shares how his father's adventurous nature shaped his own approach to life and travel.
Ronan O’Connell finds traditional life continues in Chengyang, Yangmei, Xitang, Anren and Ciqikou.
Ronan O’Connell shares his top five Chinese food experiences across the country from Hangzhou to Sichuan.
A guide to exploring Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan: discover spectacular waterfalls, walkways and authentic cultural villages.
Thailand is one of the most tolerant countries in Southeast Asia, and has a thriving LGBTQ+ scene. But are there limits to what's acceptable?
Is Phuket, Thailand safe? Find out about scams, crime, airport cons and tourist police before you go on your Thai adventure.
Are the Thai police reliable and approachable? Can you bribe your way out of anything? Read these tips for staying on the right side of law enforcement.
Northern Ireland is a complicated place, but it’s a generally safe and welcoming destination these days – just be mindful of talking about politics and religion.
From winding roads to misleading speed limits, Ronan O’Connell shares his tips on safe driving in Ireland before you hop in your hire car.
Do travelers need to worry about crime in Ireland? Ronan O’Connell shares his advice for travelers, so you can avoid crime, understand the political tension and stay safe.
Nomad Ronan offers his tips on Thai culture, useful Thai phrases to learn, how to save money, how to stay safe, and the best time of year to go to Thailand.