Barcelona 2 Day Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in Barcelona

Barcelona captured my heart.  I first lived there for a year as a student, then later I returned to spend 4 years in this magical city before I left to go travelling.  Using all my years of experience in the city, I have put together this Barcelona 2 day itinerary to cover the highlights so […]

The Launch of #BYORB – Bring Your Own Reusable Bottle to the Airport

Rows and rows of water bottles - Join the BYORB Campaign to get airport water fountains everywhere

Did you know that you can take an empty water bottle through security at airports?   Bringing your own bottle (BYOB) of wine or beer to a social gathering is quite normal, but when it comes to bringing a water bottle to the airport, most of us don’t bother.  We all know about the flight regulations […]

Car Rental in Jordan: A Guide to Driving in Jordan Safely!

This Speed Bump was Actually Signposted! Driving in Jordan

The best way to visit Jordan independently is by hiring a car.  Although there are buses, if you really want to explore the country, renting a car is the only way to go.  Driving in Jordan is relatively easy to do, but there are definitely some things you should know before you go to help […]

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 […]