Where to stay in London England

London is a big place, there’s no denying that. So one of the toughest things when planning a trip to the British capital can be deciding where to stay in London. There are plenty of amazing places to stay in London, but the best area for each individual can vary depending on a range of … Read more

Affordable luxury in Sainte-Maxime – French Riviera

Sainte Maxime villa on the French Riviera

When you think of the ‘French Riviera’ what do you imagine? For most people, it would probably be the glamorous beach resorts of Cannes, the super yachts lining the Port of St Tropez and the prestigious upscale casinos of the micro-state of Monaco. It’s fair to say that the Mediterranean coast of Southeastern France, or … Read more

Alternative Amsterdam: 7 Secret Spots in Amsterdam Noord

“It’s ugly, isn’t it?” I looked at my guide, Bas, and he nodded, a big smile on his face. He wasn’t offended, because I guess he knew what was my next comment was going to be. “Ugly, but cool. Very, very cool.” Bas nodded again; his smile hadn’t waiver. We were talking about Amsterdam Noord, an … Read more

How to Book Cheap Hotels (with Priceline Express Deals)

How to book cheap hotels

As a full-time traveller, if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to find great travel deals. I’m have ninja skills when it comes finding cheap flights, I got over $300 worth of free taxi rides in the USA in one month this year and when I book hotels I’m regularly securing rates that are 30%-60% … Read more

Luxury in Los Cabos Without Visiting a Resort

Baja California Road Trip Itinerary Mexico San Juan del Cabo Casa Natalia

Looking for a luxury retreat that doesn’t come with the mass tourism experienced you get at a resort, then read on. I recently found the perfect solution at Casa Natalia, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of arty San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Have you ever left a resort feeling more exhausted than when … Read more

Mi Casa es Tu Casa: Casa Particulares in Cuba

If you could trace the origins of the phrase “Mi Casa es Tu Casa” (translation: my house is your house), I’d put money on the phrase being invented in the casa particulares in Cuba. To many people, particularly those most familiar with staying in hotels when they travel, renting a room in a casa particular … Read more

Living the Vida Local: Taking a Vacation Apartment in Berlin

Travel can be exhausting. Ok, that complaint it’s hardly up there with toothache in the pain stakes, but after years of roving around the globe, there are times when I just get tired. Bone-wearily tired. It happened to me in Asia last year and I ended up bundling up my things and returning to Europe … 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

Tips For Your First Time Stay In A Hostel

stay in a hostel

A couple of weekends ago I spent a day in London catching up with my old college room-mate, co-conspirator and long-term best friend. Of course, we see each other when we can but between her adorable children and my flighty nature, getting a full 24-hours together free of laptops and nappies is near impossible. So, … Read more

Clink78 Hostel London: A Night in A Prison Cell

    Last weekend I spent a night in a prison cell. Fortunately, I walked free the following day without any (criminal) record of my stay. How? I booked a night at Clink78 hostel in London. Clink78: History If you’re not familiar with Clink78, it is a hostel near Kings Cross train station in London … Read more