Greenwich Village Food Tour

Italian Food in NYC – A Greenwich Village Food Tour

The last time I ate Italian food in New York I was taken to a tourist joint just off Times Square which felt a little bit like walking onto a replica set of the Godfather. Diners were sat with red-checked waxy napkins tucked into their collars, twirling and forking colossal mounds of tomato drenched spaghetti and fist-sized meatballs into their mouths. As I sat down and donned… Read more →

Travel blogging for money

10 Myths About Travel Blogging for Money

Think you know the truth about travel blogging for money? Here are 10 myths…and the reality. Working as a digital nomad and travelling the world is the modern-day dream job for those with wanderlust  particularly if your vision of a travel blogger is someone who spends all day sitting on the beach, interspersing their tanning with a few tweets and sipping… Read more →

Best Wordpress Plugins for Blogs

10 Best WordPress Plugins for Blogs

I seem to spend a lot of time talking about the best WordPress plugins for blogs, particular people who are just starting out. So, to save me some jaw ache, it’s time I made a proper list. If you’re in the early stages of starting a travel blog, you may want to check out my related post: So, you want… Read more →

Lake Austin Spa Resort Kickstart Fitness

How to Kickstart Fitness Without Sacrificing Happiness

Looking to kickstart fitness in the New Year…or any time of year? After decades of having ‘get fit’ on my New Year’s Resolution List, I’ve finally found a way to kickstart a new fitness regime without sacrificing happiness.    I can’t recall which of my 38 years was the first year that ‘get fit’ made it onto my New Year’s Resolutions list, but… Read more →

Travel Wish List

My Travel Wish List 2015

Sitting down and dreaming about my travel wish list for the coming year has become one of my favourite end of year jobs. It was a tricky task for 2014 because I was living in the shadow of a year of travel burn out, but this year I have a lot more clarity. I’m going to spend 2015 exploring more of Europe. Why… Read more →

Pictures of sunsets

2014: My Year Told In Pictures of Sunsets

As the sun (almost) sets on 2014 I’m so happy to be sitting here writing these words: “I’ve had an amazing year of travel”. They’re the kind of words that can make people want to push your smug little face into the dirt, but I hope you’ll forgive my boasting because my amazing year of travel came directly off the… Read more →

Best gifts for travelers

40 Best Gifts for Travelers

Want to know what are the best gifts for travelers? Read on… When I had a static location and endless cupboards to stash my possessions (instead of a nylon rucksack for my home), gift shopping for me was much simpler. These days, as family and friends watch me select clothes based on weight and drying speed, I can understand the trickery they… Read more →

Visit Nasa

The Ultimate Travel Destination: Space and Beyond

I’ve recently become a little obsessed with a different kind of travel: space travel. As a child and teenager, science used to bore me. I thought it was a subject for boys (feminism came to me a bit later) and I just didn’t get it. However, in the past year, I’ve come to re-assess that view as science has shot way… Read more →