10 Travel Experiences You Should Have In Your Lifetime

“Where is your favourite place” It’s the question I’m asked most frequently and yet it’s the question I find most difficult to answer. Not just because there are so many places that have made an impression on me but because I can’t help feel like people are asking me the wrong question. Travel, although most … Read more

Guide to Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico

Ever wanted to go swimming with whale sharks in Mexico? I finally put on my big-girls pants and jumped into the water with the world’s biggest fish. This article gives you the low down on what to expect, likely costs, trip planning tips and my thoughts on the best place to go swimming with whale … Read more

Travel Hacking in the UK 1: Can You Really Fly for Free?

Ever seen those articles that claim that with a bit of travel hacking you can fly for free around the world? I see them a lot, particular from US residents and the sceptic in me wonders whether it really is true that you can get free flights, and, more importantly for me as a UK … Read more

10 Essential Things To Know About Cuba Before You Visit

Cuba is a unlike any other country I’ve visited and it’s safe to say that this out-of-kilter Caribbean island requires a bit more research and planning than your average trip. 10 Essential Things to know about Cuba before you visit Having recently completed my second trip, here’s my list of 10 essential things to know about … Read more

Quick and Easy Guacamole Recipe: From Mexico

Looking for a quick and easy guacamole recipe…one that I picked up from a local in México? Read on… I used to have a very complicated method for making guacamole. There would be toasting of crushed cumin seeds, pestle & mortar blending of spices, gentle frying of chilli powder, garlic mincing, coriander chopping and general … Read more

What to See in Vietnam in 2 Weeks

Vietnam holds a very special place in my heart. Not only was it one of the first countries I ever visited as a solo traveller , it’s the country that triggered my desire to quit law and travel the world. In fact, I adore Vietnam so much that when I hit an all-time travel low … Read more

The 10 Travel Gadgets I Wouldn’t Travel Without

With my next big trip coming up, I have packing on my mind. I’ve previously written about the 10 Travel Essentials I Wouldn’t Travel Without and I’ve also shared my experience of downsizing to carry-on luggage. Given that around one-third of my travelling gear (in size and weight) is made up of gadgets and their … 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

What Does Travel Insurance Cover (and What’s Excluded)?

What does travel insurance cover? It’s a good question that many people don’t ask; a fact that’s surprising when you think about the cost and importance of buying travel insurance. As a former-lawyer, I’ll guide you through what is covered by travel insurance, what is not covered, what level of cover is typically good enough and … Read more

How to Visit Pearl Harbor Hawaii for Only $5

Which Hawaiian Island to Visit

The day after my hike up Diamond Head I decided to visit Pearl Harbor Hawaii. History was never my favourite subject at school. As one dull teacher after another tried to download an encyclopaedic dossier of British history into my brain, I’d long tuned out before we even got to the matter of World history, … Read more