How To Make sausages

How to Make Sausages from Scratch

Feeling adventurous? Want to learn how to make sausages from scratch? And not only that, want to learn how to make some fairly healthy-sausages? Then I have a little treat for you! I recently spent a few days at Lake Austin Spa Resort (more coming on that soon) and while I was there, I attended a cooking demonstration where one… Read more →

where to eat in New Orleans

What & Where to Eat in New Orleans: An Itinerary

Want to know what and where to eat in New Orleans? From fancy lunches complete with 25¢ martinis (yep, you heard me right) to the best breakfast in New Orleans (hint: beignets) – brunches, lunches, dinners and cocktails, I spent a week expanding my waistline in the Big Easy to bring you this 7-day itinerary of what and where to eat in… Read more →

Best places to visit in Colombia

The Best Places to Visit in Colombia

After spending two months of (slow) travel in Colombia, here’s my list of the best places to visit in Colombia and what to see and do when you’re there. This article isn’t intended to be a detailed guide to the country, more of a taster of the things to do in Colombia during a first visit. Whether you have a week, a month… Read more →

Are you ready to get robbed? 12 Holiday Safety Tips

Are you ready to get robbed? 12 Holiday Safety Tips

There are plenty of articles online giving great holiday safety tips for how not to get robbed and what to do if the unfortunate happens and you part ways with your possession But what about preparing to get robbed? Being robbed is usually a quick act but piecing things back together – remembering exactly what was taken, cancelling bank cards… Read more →

tips for cheap flights

101 Tips for Cheap Flights

I’ve flow from the UK to Paris for €5 (total price), I just booked my flight home for Christmas (New York’s JFK to London Heathrow) for £75 and I’ve recently flown half-way across Colombia for under $50. How? A combination of experience, sheer will and a fair number of flight booking tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over years… Read more →

Is Mexico Safe

Is Mexico Safe? From someone who’s been (pt.2)

This is part 2 of a two-part article looking at the question Is Mexico Safe?  In Part 1 I look at some of the main fears people have about visiting Mexico and compare those fears to recent (2013-2014) crime statistics in the country. You may want to read part one first. In this, part two, I will share my personal experiences in Mexico –… Read more →

Is Mexico Safe

Is Mexico Safe? From Someone Who’s Been (Pt.1)

Ask most people “Is Mexico Safe to visit?” and you’ll probably get a very quick and conclusive response: “No.  Mexico’s not safe.” Of course, most people proffering these opinions have never visited Mexico. Their opinions have been formed from stories on the news. Stories their second cousin’s, cousin’s friend heard from someone he once went to school with…in Hong Kong. But… Read more →

Study Spanish in Colombia Medellin

Why Medellin is the Best Place to Learn Spanish in Colombia

Want to know why Medellin is the best place to learn Spanish in Colombia? Read on… As usual, I didn’t do much research about Colombia before landing in the country, but I did know that I was in desperate need of some more Spanish classes. My first stop in Colombia was Cartagena and a quick search on Google images did a fine… Read more →