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Baja California Road Trip Itinerary Mexico

Your Ultimate Baja California Road Trip Itinerary

Oceans, mountains, valleys, desert, giant cacti, whales, sea lions, tacos and beaches – taking a Baja California road trip down Mexico’s famous Ruta 1 (Route 1) gives you a lot to play with; over a thousand kilometres of coastline to play with, in fact. I visited the Baja California peninsula for the first time a few years ago but I… Read more →

Guide to a Baja California road trip in Mexico driving from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas including things to do in Baja California, driving tips and safety.... Read more →
Best Where is the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

Where is the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago?

Post written in collaboration with Expedia.com. Pizza eaten by me.   To say I was jet-lagged when I stepped off the plane at O’Hare airport would be a vast understatement. I’d zig-zagged across the Atlantic twice in two weeks with stops in London, Istanbul, Bologna and New York. Not sure which way was up, I arrived in Chicago on a crisp… Read more →

Where to find the best deep dish pizza in Chicago including a review of Chicago's deep dish pizza, things to do in Chicago and where to stay in Chicago.... Read more →
10 best things to do in La Paz Mexico

10 Best Things To Do in La Paz Mexico

Want to know the best things to do in La Paz Mexico? Wondering what to see, the best hotels in La Paz and where to eat? You’ll find it in this guide. I stumbled into La Paz in Mexico quite by accident. I was tired and, after a night ferry from the mainland, a little less than fresh. But I… Read more →

Want to know the best things to do in La Paz Mexico? Wondering what to see, the best hotels in La Paz Mexico and where to eat? You'll find it in this guide.... Read more →
How to Go Wine Tasting in Ensenada - Main

How To Go Wine Tasting in Ensenada

Want to know how to go wine tasting in Ensenada? Want to know which vineyards to visit, which wine tour company to book with, where to stay and what to do in Ensenada? You’ll find it in this guide. Step into any bar in Mexico and the drink of choice is overwhelmingly beer. Which may explain why Mexican wine is… Read more →

A guide to how to go wine tasting in Ensenada, which vineyards to visit, which tour company (with 10% off), where to stay and what to do in Ensenada.... Read more →
Swimming with Sea Lions in Mexico

Swimming with Sea Lions in Mexico – Isla Espiritu Santo Tour

Want to go swimming with sea lions in the wild in Mexico? Then you need to take an Isla Espiritu Santo tour from La Paz. Here’s what you can expect from your day on the Sea of Cortez along with where to stay in La Paz and tour companies to book with. Jacques Couteau once said of the Sea of… Read more →

Take an Isla espiritu Santo tour from La Paz to go swimming with sea lions in Mexico. Tips on which tour, what you'll see and where to stay.... Read more →
Visiting Tijuana from San Diego

Visiting Tijuana from San Diego – The Ultimate Guide

Want to know how to get to Tijuana from San Diego, the best things to do in Tijuana, where to stay and is Tijuana safe to visit? In his guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting Tijuana from San Diego. Sitting just 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of San Diego, it’s hard to believe that a few… Read more →

A guide to how to get to Tijuana from San Diego, the best things to do in Tijuana, where to stay in Tijuana and is Tijuana safe to visit?... Read more →
Planning an affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

Planning An Affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

If you’re looking for an affordable Copper Canyon tour itinerary, read on. The Copper Canyon had been on my ‘bucket list’ for years but, to be honest, fear of straying into Narco territory put me off. Then, one fortuitous day, I bumped into a girl from the Netherlands. She was tiny (smaller then my 5ft self), blonde (so, much more… Read more →

This self-guided affordable Copper Canyon Tour itinerary includes first class train, rooms (inc. luxury night at the canyon) & food for under $350/5 nights... Read more →
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 →

Looking for a guide to sparkling wine? Want to know your Champagne from your Cava, Crémant and Prosecco? Here's a 5-minute cheat's guide with an infographic... 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 →

The ultimate guide to how to visit the Statue of Liberty in New York from booking tickets, planning ferries and practicalities like ID & crown access.... Read more →
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The Copper Canyon Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

Depending on the metrics you use, the Copper Canyon in Mexico is either four or seven times larger than the Grand Canyon in the USA. But that difference between four and seven times hardly seems relevant – you just need to grasp that the Copper Canyon is immense and, if you take the train through it, it’s likely to be one… Read more →

Planning a trip to the Copper Canyon in Mexico? This travel guide covers it all from booking your ticket, choosing a route, safety and how much it costs.... Read more →