Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

What are the best destinations for solo female travelers? It’s a good question and one I’ve given a lot of thought to. I travel as a solo female traveler about 98% of the time. I travel around 9 months per year. And I’ve been doing that for over four years. Oh, and I’ve visited over … Read more

Guide To Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Before I went on my around the world trip, volcanoes were the stuff of legends and far-off, exotic places. Landing in South America and progressing on through Central America, I came foot to crater familiar with these fascinating creations of nature. It was an obsession I developed quickly and is one I’ve yet … Read more

The 10 Weirdest Places I’ve Been

I get asked on a regular basis where is the best place I’ve visited. It’s a hard question to answer because over the years I’ve fallen in love with so many destinations and all for different reasons. However, someone asked me a slightly different version of this travel question the other day: where is the … Read more

How To Go Skydiving in Hawaii

view over north shore hawaii when skidiving tandem

One second I was in the plane, the next I was toppling face first into open air; free-falling at a speed so fast my ears felt like they were going to explode, yet I couldn’t strip the smile off my face. With my fingers bent into the Hawaiian sign for “hang loose”, I took a … Read more

Backpacking Hawaii? Where to Stay in Hawaii on a Budget

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, Hawaii is expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit on a budget. Whether you’re backpacking Hawaii, trying to achieve a dream honeymoon without taking out your first mortgage or you’re a family on a budget, you may be surprised to know that you can sleep for … Read more

How To Visit Pearl Harbor – Tickets, Tours & Tips

The day after my hike up Diamond Head I decided to visit Pearl Harbor. History was never my favourite subject at school. My teenage thoughts were more focused on finding the next acid rave (hey, it was the 90s). But I did remember Pearl Harbor. How could I not? The surprise Japanese attack on the … Read more

Things To Do In Pearl Harbor – The Main Attractions

Due to its historical significance, visiting Pearl Harbor Hawaii was very high on my travel itinerary while I was on Oahu. I knew it wouldn’t be the cheeriest day out but I, like the millions of others who visit Pearl Harbor each year, felt a compelling need to go. Frustratingly, Pearl Harbor isn’t the easiest … Read more

How To Hike Diamond Head in Oahu

Which Hawaiian Island to Visit

I don’t know what was more painful – the shot in the ass or the $500 bill. Either way is was not my anticipated introduction to Hawaii. As I mentioned in my overview of Hawaii, I spent three months exploring the main four islands: Oahu, Big Island, Kauai and Maui, and what will follow is … Read more

Top Things To Do In Hawaii (By Island)

Hawaii Palm Trees

If you’re not sure which Hawaiian Island to visit, I’m here to help you decide. Having spent three months flitting between the islands, I crammed in as many sights and activities as I could and although I have my personal favourite (more on that below), each island offers different experiences depending on the kind of … Read more

Video – Watch 3 Years of Travel in 3 Minutes

Around the world

On 20th September 2010 I set off on an around the world trip that I thought would last a year. As my career break came to an end, I knew that I couldn’t go back – not because I’d done anything illegal (that I’d been caught for), but because wanderlust has taken root so deep … Read more