Ireland Backpacker Tours: Shamrocker Adventures Review

Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay - Touring Southern Ireland

Most of the time, I travel on my own.  I spent two years backpacking in South America, Mexico and Central America, so I have no problem travelling solo – in fact, I love it!  However, on my recent trip to Ireland, I only had a few days to try and fit in as much as […]

Incredible Belfast Street Art You Need to See

Belfast Street Art - a bright & colourful face

Everyone in the UK (and beyond) has heard about the political murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  In fact, that was pretty much the only thing I knew about Belfast before I came here.  However, after spending several days exploring the city, I discovered that there is far more to Belfast than it’s difficult past.  Yes, […]

A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

Hiking on the Causeway Coastal Route Walk - Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast

Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland as the best place to visit in 2018.  They weren’t wrong.  From the moment I arrived in Belfast I have felt welcome, safe, and have been wowed by the hospitality of the people and the gorgeous scenery of the coast.  When you are […]

Discovering the Best Hikes in Patagonia

Glacier in Patagonia - Avoid Patagonia in the Winter - The Best Time to Visit South America

I didn’t make it to Patagonia when I briefly visited Argentina, so it is still firmly on my bucket list!  Hiking in Patagonia is an incredible adventure which I definitely want to do one day, so I asked Mila from Travel Belles to share her tips and advice for some of the best hikes in […]

An Active Holiday in Spain: Cool Things to do in Mojácar

I’d never heard of Mojácar before Jet2 invited me to go there.  I’d lived in Spain for 5 years, although have travelled very little around the country – well, with so many things to do in Barcelona it was hard to tear myself away!  However, I know how wonderful Spain is to visit, so was […]

Climbing the O2 Arena with Canine Partners and Up at the O2

The O2 Arena in London, aka the Millenium Dome

I was back in London again, but this time for a good cause.  I was climbing up the O2 arena, the old Millennium Dome to raise money for Canine Partners, an amazing charity which helps to train puppies to become assistance dogs to help people with disabilities.  The climb up the O2 was great fun […]

What Would You Do With £5k?

Anarctica - A Dream Destination

What would you do with £5000 to spend on travel?  Hmmmm what would I do with £5000?  I am thrilled to say that I have been shortlisted in the Affordable Travel category of the Post Office Travel Blogger Awards 2018, and the prize is up to £5000 from Post Office Travel Insurance to spend on […]

The Acatenango Volcano Hike to see Fuego in Guatemala

Fuego Volcano Spewing Smoke & Ash - The view from Volcano Acatenango

I met Roman in Antigua Guatemala, when I was there last year.  I had asked him to write this article about the Acatenango hike before the fatal eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala on June 3rd 2018.  I thought long and hard about whether to publish it at all after so many people lost their […]

Cotopaxi Volcano Ecuador

Beautiful Cotopaxi Volcano in Cotopaxi National Park Ecuador

Cotopaxi National Park was on my list of places to visit in Ecuador, but sadly when I visited the park was closed as Cotopaxi volcano was erupting!  I will have to save it for the next time I visit.  Until then, I asked Eran Hayoun from Gulliver’s Expeditions to share his favourite ways to experience […]

Hiking A Live Volcano in Antigua Guatemala

Smoking Live Pacaya Volcano near Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is a gorgeous town, filled with beautiful buildings and indigenous culture, and surrounded by volcanoes.  Agua Volcano towers about the town, Fuego Volcano spews smoke and lava, Acatenango is a tough hike with glorious views of Fuego, and Pacaya Volcano is still live but a gentler hike.  I was in two minds about […]