Xochimilco – Mexico City’s Venice with Boats, Food & Mariachis

A Trajinera boat at Xochimilco - Awesome things to do in Mexico City

When conjuring up thoughts of romantic boat rides with a gondolier, one can’t help but think of Venice.  But Mexico City?  No way!  I had no idea before I came here that Mexico City was founded on a network of lakes and rivers.  Nowadays in most of the city you would never guess, as the […]

Travel Planning Made Easy: Essential Travel Resources

Travel Planning Resources

Travel planning can be stressful, worrying and downright horrible.  I hate having to think sensibly about important things as I’d rather just get out there and do it!  But, when planning for a year abroad, a long-term trip, holiday or even a weekend away, there are several resources out there to make your life that […]

How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Mexico City

Vegetarian Taco in Mexico City - Eating Local Food

I’m not a vegetarian myself, but a lot of my friends are, and I know how difficult it can be to find vegetarian food in Mexico City.  So I asked my good friend Laura Pollard from Go Go Brownie Mission for her take on how to survive Mexico city as a vegetarian.  She lived here for […]

Backpacking in Cuba on a Budget

Cuba on a Budget Cheap Travel in Cuba

Let’s not beat about the bush; Cuba is NOT a cheap destination for foreigners.  It seems that the Cuban government are very savvy about the revenue they gain from tourism, and although crime is rare & foreigners are officially very well looked after, it can be hard not to feel like a walking wallet, especially […]

Discovering the Stockholm Subway Art Gallery

Stockholm's Subway Art

Stockholm is a city with many secrets.  One of those is its extensive free art gallery in the subway.  Hiding beneath its busy streets lies a network of some of the best art in the city.  For the cost of a single subway ticket you can zip around the stations and admire rainbows of colour, […]

Lucha Libre in Mexico City – Your Guide to Mexican Wrestling!

Lucha Libre Mask - Watching Lucha Libre in Mexico City

A visit to the Lucha Libre in Mexico City is an essential part of your visit to the capital, and is great fun – especially if you go in a group and have a few drinks beforehand to really get in the swing of it!  Here’s all you need to know about going to watch […]

La Gatería Cat Café in Mexico City

Cats in La Gateria Cat Cafe Mexico City

UPDATE:  I have just found out that the Gateria Cat Cafe is sadly closed.  They still have an online shop where you can buy things for your kitty, and a Facebook page to adopt cats but the cat cafe is no more. Why don’t you check out these other posts instead: 10 Awesome Things to […]

2016 in Review, and Plans for 2017

I wasn’t going to do one of these posts, but sometimes it’s important to look back at and appreciate what you have achieved, and to see more clearly what you want to do this year!  2016 was an incredible year for me – full of adventure and amazing destinations, but also tinged with some difficult times. […]

Free Walking Tour of Mexico City: Estación Mexico

The Cathedral in the Zocalo Mexico City - Things to do in Mexico City

I am often sceptical about walking tours, preferring to wander around a city to do sightseeing by myself, at my own pace.  However, when I was invited by Estación Mexico to join their free walking tour of Mexico City, how could I turn them down?!  After doing their walking tour in Mexico City Centre, and […]

10 Travel Tips That Will Make Your Next Trip A Breeze

In my years of travelling, and working in hotels, and having so many frustrating moments of ‘oh crap why did I do that??’  I have learned a few tricks along the way that help make your oh so stressful journey just a little more enjoyable.  Some may be obvious, some maybe not, but these have […]