Your Complete Travel Guide to Milos, Greece

Milos is a natural wonder. Geologically speaking, this Greek island is the tip of a sunken volcano and, similar to Santorini, this gives Milos a dramatic coastline as well as a fascinating mining history. Until relatively recently, Milos was one of Greece’s better kept secrets but the tourists are slowly arriving. Milos is a Greek Island you must see; and one you must see sooner rather than later. In this guide I’ll share everything you need to know to visit Milos. I’ll cover: The best beaches in Milos The best things to do in Milos Where to eat & drink … Read more

17 Best Things To Do In Stratford-upon-Avon – England

Born in 1564, William Shakespeare wrote just shy of 1 million words during his relatively short (52 year) life, yet amongst them are some of the most well known and often quoted words in the world. Some 500 hundred years after his death, his work is still performed both at The Globe Theatre in London and around the globe. Want to know more about this famous writer? There’s no better place to do it than in the place of his birth, Stratford-upon-Avon. Located in the county of Warwickshire, just over 100 miles from London, the beautiful and well-preserved Tudor town … Read more

18 Best Things To Do In Santorini, Greece

Watching a fiery sunset fade into the sea, knowing that beneath the surface lies a sunken volcano – it sounds like something from Greek Mythology. But it’s not. That’s just Santorini for you. From the white Cycladic houses dotting the steep slopes of the crater rim, to those postcard blue-domed roofs, and hotels with infinity pools galore, there’s something magical about Santorini that keeps this Greek island ever-popular. The question then is where to start exploring? Given most visitors only stop by for a day or two, and given the somewhat depressingly high number of visitors, it’s important to plan … Read more

23 Traditional Greek Foods To Try in Greece

greek stuffed tomato with salad

I always feel like I’m glowing when I return from Greece, and it’s not just the sun. From Greek yoghurt breakfasts to al fresco lunches of grilled meats, fish and lashings of olive oil, the Greek Mediterranean diet will leave you feeling in peak health. Sure, there are some indulgences to be had – I need saving from myself when I’m faced with spinach and feta pie or honey-soaked baklava – but the freshness of the Greek cuisine still shines through. Here are the best traditional Greek foods to try in Greece (or at your local Greek restaurant near home). … Read more

18 Best Things To Do In Rome (with Insider Tips)

Rome, Roma, the Eternal City. Whatever you call it, there’s no denying that Italy’s capital city, Rome, is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cultural cities in the world. With a complex history that dates back thousands of years, there’s an almost endless supply of ancient ruins, incredible architecture, world-renowned landmarks, and fascinating museums to explore. The city also has lots of great shopping and a fantastic food scene. When I first visited, I felt like someone had rounded up all of the famous things I’d ever seen in movies and and read about in books and dumped them … Read more

How to Visit Krakow on A Budget – Eat, Sleep & Sightsee Cheap

“I can’t afford it.” It’s the single biggest reason I hear when people tell me they don’t travel as much as they’d like. Sure, travel has a cost but it’s often not as high as many people assume. By travelling to affordable destinations, going off-peak and taking advantage of budget accommodation, it’s possible to take a break for relatively little money. When I visited Krakow in Poland for 3 nights, I spent only £100, including flights. In this article, I’ll share my tips on how to get cheap flights to Krakow, where to stay, where to eat, where to drink … Read more

The Best Greek Islands To Visit – Popular & Hidden Gems

From the blue-domed churches to the ancient ruins, celebrity hot-spots, glittering green seas and sizzling sands, there’s something uniquely magical about the Greek Islands, which are as numerous as they are unique. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year (around 250 sunny days), it’s easy to find yourself gravitating to Greece year after year. I’m certainly hooked. In this article I’ll introduce you to some of the best Greek Islands to visit from the hotspots, to the islands you’ve probably never heard about. At the end, I’ll include a quick guide to how to get around the Greek … Read more

Fibromyalgia – Life, Travel & Recovery from a Chronic Illness

I have a seashell on a bookcase in my office. It’s pink and cream and curly. Turn it over, and it doubles as a Christmas decoration, with a tiny sprig of holly attached to its seam. I picked it up from a market stall in the Florida Keys, a trip I took with a friend not long after my mum died. March 2019. I think of that trip, and I can barely fathom the person I was back then, the body I stood in, energetic, ready to pull over and bounce out of the car for a picture opp at … Read more

The Safest Places in Mexico For Tourists To Visit

Is Mexico Safe

I love Mexico. And I hate that is has such a bad reputation. I find this reputation is far worse in the USA and Canada compared to Europe. I’m kind of thankful for that because in the UK I’m not flooded by bad news stories that might have scared me off visiting. Instead, I did some specific travel research on safety, as I would for every country I visit. And then I went. Many times. In this article I will share the safest places in Mexico for tourists to visit. This is based on my own experience of the places … Read more

11 Best Things To Do in Puerto Viejo – 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 Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and the vibe couldn’t be more different than the rest of the country.  Visiting more recently, there was definitely more development, more traffic and fewer sloths but as a tourist destination, Puerto Viejo has grown up, acquired a sophisticated side, … Read more