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 … Read more

How to Visit The Statue of Liberty – Tickets, Tours & Ferries

Visiting the Statue of Liberty should be easy but for some reason it was more complicated that I expected. In this article, I’ll give you my complete guide to how to visit the Statue of Liberty including the different types of Statue of Liberty tickets and how to get to the Statue of Liberty by … Read more

The Copper Canyon Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

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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, … Read more

From Buffalo to Niagara Falls For Only $5

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Looking to go from Buffalo to Niagara falls? I’ve got all the details below including how to get there, what to see and do at the falls both on the USA and Canadian side and how it can all be done for just $5. But first… Why visit Niagara Falls from Buffalo (instead of Toronto)? … Read more

Things To Do In Detroit – Detroit’s Pretty Parts

It’s not very often that I visit somewhere that defies my expectations. Having seen a fair chunk of the world, I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the vibe of a place long before I land. Beaches, cities, tiny towns – most often my presumptions are pretty spot on. And then I went to Detroit. If you … Read more

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of … Read more

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked is Uber safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe to use or not? If Uber’s … Read more

The Best Things To Do In New York’s Lower East Side

I’ve heard so many people blithely say that “the United States has no history”. These people haven’t visited Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Visit this trendy neighbourhood today, and it’s easy to miss the dense history that fills the streets of this part of New York City. But if you know what you’re looking for beyond delis and … Read more

The Best Things To Do In San Diego – An Itinerary

With a history that pans back over 10,000 years, it can be hard to squeeze everything in…but it’s fun trying. I arrived in San Diego after several months in Mexico and despite plans to spend only a couple of nights in the city (it was, after all, my second visit), I ended up lingering for close to a … Read more

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