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cheat's guide to sparkling wine

Cheat’s Guide to Sparkling Wine

I’m the kind of person who will find any excuse possible to sup on something bubbly – “What? My second cousin, third removed just found out she doesn’t need a root canal? That requires a celebration.” POP. Whether you’re a woman (or man) after my own heart or whether you prefer save the popping of corks for special occasions, like birthdays,… Read more →

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How to Visit the Statue of Liberty in New York: Ultimate Guide

For some reason (perhaps the fact that it’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world?!) I thought it would be easy to figure out how to visit the Statue of Liberty in New York. But somehow the internet failed me. As did my guidebooks. So, I ended up stitching together the requisite details – how to book, where to… Read more →

From Buffalo to Niagara Falls

From Buffalo to Niagara Falls For Only $5

Looking to go from Buffalo to Niagara falls? I’ve got all the details below including how to get there, what to see and do at the falls both on the USA and Canadian side and how it can all be done for just $5. But first… Why visit Niagara Falls from Buffalo (instead of Toronto)? Like most people, I originally… Read more →

what to do in detroit

What To Do in Detroit: The City’s Pretty Parts

It’s not very often that I visit somewhere that defies my expectations. Having seen a fair chunk of the world, I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the vibe of a place long before I land. Beaches, cities, tiny towns – most often my presumptions are pretty spot on. And then I went to Detroit. If you believe the media, Detroit is… Read more →

Is Detroit Safe?

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of scare stories. And boy are… Read more →

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked is Uber safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe to use or not? If Uber’s done one thing, it’s caused… Read more →

Lower East Side History

Lower East Side History: In Pictures and Stories

I’ve heard it said so many times: “the United States has no history”. I’ve even head that statement from Americans themselves. Usually when they’re exploring Europe. But those who make this claim clearly haven’t given the matter much thought; and they’ve certainly not spent any time in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Visit this trendy neighbourhood today and it’s easy to miss the… Read more →

3 Days in San Diego: What to See and Do

3 Days in San Diego: What to See and Do

With a history that pans back over 10,000 years, 3 days in San Diego might prove a bit of a challenge if you’re trying to squeeze everything in…but it’s going to be a fun challenge. I arrived in San Diego after several months in Mexico and despite plans to spend only a couple of nights in the city (it was, after all, my second… Read more →

Best Destinations for solo female travelers part 2

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers (Part 2)

Want to know what are the best destinations for solo female travelers? In this two-part article I share my top 10 recommendations. You can find 1 to 5 in part 1 here. 6. Mexico If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know that I’m fanatical about Mexico and, like Italy, it’s a country that keeps drawing me back. It upsets me… Read more →

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 →