12 Best Things To Do In Liverpool For First Time Visitors

Born in Liverpool, I know the city inside out. Yet, it wasn’t until I came home after spending years overseas that I started to explore my city as a tourist. Showing my travel friends around the city, I finally took time to visit Liverpool’s many tourist attractions. In this guide, I’ll give you the 12 … Read more

Denied Boarding: Is Your Passport Still Valid After Brexit?

On Thursday 21 October 2021 I stood at the gate at Manchester Airport waiting to board the 15:45 Easyjet flight to Malaga, Spain. I was with my friend. We were going on a three night trip, coming back on Sunday 24. And we were running through a checklist of requirements for flying: passport, boarding passes, … Read more

10 Things To Do In The Vercors, Isère In Summer

That was my guide to the best things to do in the Vercors, Isere, France in summer. Got any questions, let me know in the comments below. More posts about France 10 Best Things To Do in Toulouse France 15 Things To Do in Bordeaux (Besides Taste Wine) 12 Best Things To Do on the … Read more

20 Very Best Things To Do In Puglia Italy

round white trulli houses with thatched roofs in Alberobello puglia italy

Puglia has much to boast about: skirted by both the Adriatic and Ionian seas, the heel of Italy’s boot is a dichotomy of flat, sandy coastal lands and hilly interior, scattered with olive trees . A pioneer of the slow food movement, where the simple life dominates, Puglia is the real dolce vita; yet it remains relatively untrampled … Read more

Your Printable Costa Rica Packing List

yellow suitcase hat and camera for travel

Welcome to your printable Costa Rica packing list… Skip to the end of this post if you want the link to the printable Costa Rica packing list in high-res PDF. However, I do have good packing tips for Costa in this post if you want to read on. Costa Rica Packing List A lot of … Read more

Your Ultimate Costa Rica Travel Guide

orange sunset over the beach in manuel antonio costa rica

Welcome to your ultimate Costa Rica travel guide… Costa Rica: where rainforests mingle with steaming volcanoes, where beaches are golden or black and offer surf and sunsets, where sloths and toucans are just a small slice of the exotic wildlife on offer. This small Central American country is a vacation destination that has it all. … Read more

The Best Places To Visit in Costa Rica

black and chite capuchin monkey in a tree in manuel antonio

Beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, jungle, cloud forests, zip-lines, coffee, chocolate, eco-lodges, surfing, sunsets, sloths, whales, turtles and toucans – Costa Rica is a tropical wonderland that deserves a spot at the very top of your travel bucket list.  Having just returned from my 3rd trip to Costa Rica and having spent a few months in total … Read more

Things To Do In Puerto Viejo and Cahuita – Costa Rica

blue sky and palm trees on beach in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

The first time I visited Puerto Viejo, over a decade ago, the bus has to stop while a sloth slowly crossed the road. It was that kind of place. Where life (and the small amount of traffic) slowed down and nature came into its own. A string of beaches make up the region on the … Read more

Gadgets That Helped My ACL Recovery

I wasn’t prepared for my ACL surgery. I wish I’d done more research about the recovery process, the physio required and even the practicalities of how to get around a 3-floor triplex apartment on crutches. But the thing was, there wasn’t much out there beyond the usual medical, anatomical articles telling me which bit of … Read more

Top 10 Things To Do In La Fortuna Costa Rica

View of Arenal Volcano from La Fortuna Town

I can’t believe I skipped La Fortuna the first time I visited Costa Rica. I suppose I was on a hedonistic, one-year around the world trip (that took me six years, oops); and I was chasing to sun along the world’s coastal spots. It took me a few years of circling the globe to circle … Read more