How fitting that so soon after paddy’s day we have a blogger who not so long ago was both living and working in Dublin.  I bet the celebrations there lasted more than just one night – the Irish has a few winners at Cheltenham too I hear.  This weeks interview has a dream of working in theatre, we all travel for different reasons, but I imagine travelling as part of a theatre group would be pretty exciting.  I cant act or dance for toffee, but I can only imagine the buzz of being part of a team that entertains people all over the globe.  What a way to see the world!


KearaBarnes11. Name? Keara Barnes

2. Age? 25

3. Travel Blog?

4. Twitter Handle? @traveltheatrics

5. Home Town? Vancouver

6. Current Location? Vancouver

7. Your current location, business or pleasure? Pleasure

8. Can you tell us a little bit about what you’re up to at the moment? Best bits, worst bits etc.

I’ve just returned to my beautiful hometown of Vancouver, after travelling for three months in South East Asia. Before that I was in Greece for a month and before that I was in Dublin for three years working for the National Theatre of Ireland! Now I’m back, living with my parents (sigh), and looking for a job (even bigger sigh) in the theatre (yay!) while planning my next adventure.


9. First travel experience?

A Family trip to Disneyland, California when I was seven. I remember it was hot, I was scared on the space mountain ride, loved the Haunted House, and met Minnie Mouse.

10. Future travel plans?

My number one destination right now is New York- it’s my absolute dream to work in the theatre scene there!

11. If you could go anywhere tomorrow where would it be and why?

Well besides New York…definitely Nepal- I’ve always been fascinated but the culture there and another dream of mine is to hike to the base camp of Everest!

12. If you could avoid going anywhere tomorrow where would it be and why?

I can’t think of anywhere I wouldn’t go!

13. What 5 items would you not go travelling without?

*My earplugs,


*um obviously my passport,

*a book, and

*my travel pillow

14. Best bit of advice you’ve received?

Never Give Up – My Dad

15. Worst advice?

There’s no point in Travelling- the sky is the same in every country isn’t it?

16. Best bit of advice you can give readers of this interview?

I live by two mottos: 1) Live with no regrets: if you’re not happy with something change it 2) Everything happens for a reason



17. Favourite ice cream flavour?

Mint Choc Chip

18. Apple or Andriod?


19. Blogger or WordPress?


20. Hostel or hotel?

Depends! I usually stay in hostels when I’m backpacking so I can meet people (and save money) but I’ve had some pretty great times in romantic castle hotels in Ireland!

21. Guilty pleasure?


22. Your chosen super-power?

Omg I think about this all the time- and I have concluded – that definitely the best super power would be the ability to control time- rewind, pause, and fast forward. Wouldn’t that be awesome! Think of all the options….

23. Airplane seat – aisle, centre or window?

Long flights: aisle Short flights: window

24. What song/album are you listening to right now?

I’ve been listening to the Les Mis soundtrack lately, having just seen the movie and with the Oscars coming up- I’m a big musical theatre fan!



25. Thank you for answering my questions, as a gesture of thanks I allow you one whole paragraph to shameless plug of your website …

I started my blog, before I left Dublin as a way of promoting my two passions while I was away: travel and theatre. I wanted to write about both my adventures and theatre abroad. Now that I’m back living in Vancouver, I’ve been appointed a position as one of the resident theatre bloggers for the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, so I’ve been focusing lately on writing about and promoting local theatre. I am continuing my travel writing however, and am planning to go to TBEX in Toronto in June. I hope to bridge a gap between travel and theatre and entertain and encourage people with my writing and videos to do both- hopefully at the same time!