Work Trade – What is a Work Trade and How Does it Work?

A shared hostel dorm room - typical accommodation for a work trade

Hands up who wants to travel for free??  Trading a few hours of work in exchange for accommodation and food is a wonderful way to save money while travelling, and effectively allows you to travel for free.  Perfect for long term travellers, backpackers or anyone wanting to travel without spending an arm and a leg, […]

Chichen Itza Tips: Everything I wish I knew before Visiting Chichen Itza

El Castillo Great Pyramid at Chichen Itza - Chichen Itza Tips

Chichén Itzá was named as one of the new seven wonders of the world and is one of the most popular destinations in the whole of Mexico.  El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza is the most famous Mayan pyramid and one that you will no doubt have seen in photographs when doing research for your […]

Hostel Tips: Essential Tips for Staying in a Hostel

Sturdy Bunk Beds in Hostels - Hostel Tips

Hostels are a cheap and fun way to travel around the world but staying in a hostel for the first time can be daunting.  I asked Danny from What’s Danny Doing to share his top tips for staying in a hostel from a guy’s point of view – and you’ll be glad to know that […]

What to do in Sigulda: A Day Trip from Riga to Sigulda in Latvia

Sigulda Castle Ruins - Things to do in Sigulda

Sigulda is the perfect combination of adventure, nature and culture and makes a wonderful day trip from Riga.  I visited Sigulda as part of a complimentary guided tour arranged by the WITS conference, and only got to spend the day there – but if you have more time you could easily spend a weekend in […]

The Most Romantic Cities in Europe for a Valentine’s Weekend Away

The Eiffel Tower in Paris - One of the Most Romantic Cities in Europe

Europe is incredibly romantic, and if you’re looking for the perfect destination for a Valentine’s weekend away then I’ve picked 14 of the most romantic cities in Europe for you.  Of course, I had to choose 14 romantic cities in Europe – Valentine’s Day is February 14th after all!  If you are planning a surprise […]

Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

Rio de Janeiro Brazil - Is Rio Safe for Tourists

I travelled to Brazil in 2016 and was in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which was incredible although we did have a couple of unnerving experiences.  I haven’t written much about Brazil or Rio yet, so I asked Yvonne from Now in Rio to share her thoughts on a question that is often asked about […]

Day Trips from Riga Latvia

Kemeri Bog - Day Trips from Riga

Riga is a lovely city and a great place to get a taste of Latvian culture and history.  However, Latvia has much more to offer beyond the capital, so if you’re planning a trip to Riga, allocate some extra time to explore the rest of the country.  Here are some of the best day trips […]

Make Your Own Murano Glass Jewellery in Venice

Massimiliano Calderone in his workshop - Make your own Venetian Glass Jewellery in Venice

Murano Glass is famous the world over.  Glass has been made in Venice for over 1000 years, and since the 13th century, the glass furnaces moved to the island of Murano.  After seeing a Murano glass blowing demonstration, I wanted something a little more hands-on to learn more about Murano glass and the art of […]

Fun Activities and Things to do in Fuerteventura

Windmill in Fuerteventura - Things to do in Fuerteventura

A lot of visitors to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands just chill out on the beach or hang out in their resort hotels.  If you want to see more of the island than your sunbed, check out these fun Fuerteventura activities for some ideas of things to do in Fuerteventura so you can enjoy a […]

How Many Days in Venice is Enough?

Rialto Bridge in Venice - How Many Days in Venice Itinerary Planning

If you are planning to visit Venice but aren’t sure how much time to spend in the city, this post will cover my suggestions for how many days to spend in Venice, and how to plan your Venice itinerary to perfection.  Of course, your decision may be influenced by various factors, from how much money […]