45 Cheap Things To Do in Miami

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Let’s face it, Miami is not cheap. With year-round warm weather, a stretch of coastline that makes you feel like you’re in the Caribbean, a legendary party scene and a culture as unique as the city’s eclectic blend of residents, there’s every reason to visit Miami. Which raises the question – how can you do Miami on the cheap? In this guide, I’ll share my list of cheap things to do in Miami, including planning a trip to Miami, getting around, sightseeing in Miami, where to eat and where to party, and cheap hotels in Miami. 1. Try to avoid … Read more

25 Best Places To Eat In Key West Florida

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Looking for where to eat in Key West? You’re in the right place. If there’s one thing I’ve done a lot of in Key West, it’s eat. From conch fritters to Key Lime pie to an abundance of fresh seafood and fish, here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in Key West (according to me and my taste buds). Keep in mind some of the best food in Key West will come out of the water. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of non-fish and veggie options to be found. In fact, a girl can survive on Key Lime … Read more

15 Famous Bars In Key West (With A Printable Checklist)

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With a history of rum running, a complete refusal to adhere to the Prohibition and attracting unquenchables like Hemingway, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear that Key West has a bar or two. What follows is a list of the most famous bars in Key West. This is an idea list if it’s your first time in Key West as most of them are on or near touristy Duval Street, the beating heart of Key West’s bar scene. You might also like my guide to the best things to do in Key West for first time visitors.  Whether you’re in … Read more

35 Best Things To Do In Key West, Florida

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I don’t know about you, but if I stumbled upon an island where the beach was scattered with bones, I’d be doing an about turn, pronto. But it was 16th not the 21st century and Ponce de Leon was more brave (or foolish?) than I am. And thus Key West was discovered*. (* I’m not a big fan of this idea of islands being ‘discovered’ when there are already natives going about their daily lives, but it’s the word that’s most commonly thrown around so I’ll rudely throw it around too). The bones on the beach are relevant because that’s how … Read more

How To Take the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz in Mexico

Chances are, if you’re a tourist taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz, you’ve just rolled off Mexico’s splendid Copper Canyon Train (El Chepe as it’s known locally) and are looking to explore Baja California. In this post, I’ll give you all the information you need to take the Baja ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz, starting in Los Mochis. Of course, you can do this trip in reverse. I took the Baja Ferry to La Paz as part of a broader trip when I travelled from coast to coast across Mexico from Cancun to Baja California. It’s … Read more

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 only managed to explore the south. This summer, I returned to complete the real dream – to travel from tip to toe down the Baja California peninsula, driving from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. Where To Visit In Baja California … Read more

Where is the Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago?

Where is the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

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 October morning, craving a week in bed during the only week I had to explore the city. Cracking open the cloud and searching for the glorious silver-lining, I remembered that jet-lag leaves me craving carbs and Italy had provided a residual hankering for pizza.  And the solution to both of these … Read more

16 Best Things To Do in La Paz Mexico

I stumbled into La Paz in Mexico by accident. I was tired and, after a night ferry from the mainland, a little less than fresh. But I forgot about my fatigue the second I saw the sea. The Sea of Cortez has long been declared (by none other than Jaques Cousteau) as one of the most biodiverse places on the Planet. Yes. The. Planet. But it didn’t take me long to realise that the Sea of Cortez wasn’t the beginning, middle and end of this part of the southern Baja Californian peninsula. It was just one part of the myriad things … Read more

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 barely on the map. However, as the oldest wine producing region in the Americas – yes, that one surprised me too  – and with vines that can be traced all the way back to 16th century Spain, its less of … Read more

How To Swim With Sea Lions in Mexico – Baja California

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 Cortez that it is the aquarium of the world; an accurate descriptions considering this small swatch of sea is one of the most biodiverse on earth. But the ocean wildlife isn’t the only highlight. Shimmering like topaz under the blazing … Read more