Your Complete Travel Guide to Milos, Greece

Milos is a natural wonder. Geologically speaking, this Greek island is the tip of a sunken volcano and, similar to Santorini, this gives Milos a dramatic coastline as well as a fascinating mining history. Until relatively recently, Milos was one of Greece’s better kept secrets but the tourists are slowly arriving. Milos is a Greek Island you must see; and one you must see sooner rather than later. In this guide I’ll share everything you need to know to visit Milos. I’ll cover: The best beaches in Milos The best things to do in Milos Where to eat & drink … Read more

17 Best Things To Do In Stratford-upon-Avon – England

Born in 1564, William Shakespeare wrote just shy of 1 million words during his relatively short (52 year) life, yet amongst them are some of the most well known and often quoted words in the world. Some 500 hundred years after his death, his work is still performed both at The Globe Theatre in London and around the globe. Want to know more about this famous writer? There’s no better place to do it than in the place of his birth, Stratford-upon-Avon. Located in the county of Warwickshire, just over 100 miles from London, the beautiful and well-preserved Tudor town … Read more

How to Visit Krakow on A Budget – Eat, Sleep & Sightsee Cheap

“I can’t afford it.” It’s the single biggest reason I hear when people tell me they don’t travel as much as they’d like. Sure, travel has a cost but it’s often not as high as many people assume. By travelling to affordable destinations, going off-peak and taking advantage of budget accommodation, it’s possible to take a break for relatively little money. When I visited Krakow in Poland for 3 nights, I spent only £100, including flights. In this article, I’ll share my tips on how to get cheap flights to Krakow, where to stay, where to eat, where to drink … Read more

The Best Greek Islands To Visit – Popular & Hidden Gems

From the blue-domed churches to the ancient ruins, celebrity hot-spots, glittering green seas and sizzling sands, there’s something uniquely magical about the Greek Islands, which are as numerous as they are unique. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year (around 250 sunny days), it’s easy to find yourself gravitating to Greece year after year. I’m certainly hooked. In this article I’ll introduce you to some of the best Greek Islands to visit from the hotspots, to the islands you’ve probably never heard about. At the end, I’ll include a quick guide to how to get around the Greek … Read more

Fibromyalgia – Life, Travel & Recovery from a Chronic Illness

I have a seashell on a bookcase in my office. It’s pink and cream and curly. Turn it over, and it doubles as a Christmas decoration, with a tiny sprig of holly attached to its seam. I picked it up from a market stall in the Florida Keys, a trip I took with a friend not long after my mum died. March 2019. I think of that trip, and I can barely fathom the person I was back then, the body I stood in, energetic, ready to pull over and bounce out of the car for a picture opp at … Read more

The Safest Places in Mexico For Tourists To Visit

Is Mexico Safe

I love Mexico. And I hate that is has such a bad reputation. I find this reputation is far worse in the USA and Canada compared to Europe. I’m kind of thankful for that because in the UK I’m not flooded by bad news stories that might have scared me off visiting. Instead, I did some specific travel research on safety, as I would for every country I visit. And then I went. Many times. In this article I will share the safest places in Mexico for tourists to visit. This is based on my own experience of the places … Read more

11 Best Things To Do in Puerto Viejo – Costa Rica

blue sky and palm trees on beach in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

The first time I visited Puerto Viejo, over a decade ago, the bus has to stop while a sloth slowly crossed the road. It was that kind of place. Where life (and the small amount of traffic) slowed down and nature came into its own. A string of beaches make up the region on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and the vibe couldn’t be more different than the rest of the country.  Visiting more recently, there was definitely more development, more traffic and fewer sloths but as a tourist destination, Puerto Viejo has grown up, acquired a sophisticated side, … Read more

The Best Greece Cruise – Running on Waves Review

You could spend a lifetime visiting only Greece and not be left wanting. There are, after all, over 6,000 Greek Islands to explore. From the ancient ruins to the twisting cobbled alleys, to the swanky hotspots, Greece is a dream destination that’s wrapped up in sapphire seas and fringed with red, black and white-diamond beaches. The question isn’t are you going to visit the Greek Islands, it’s when…and how? My first experience of island hopping in Greece was basic. Fun, of course, but it was hard and messy and time-consuming. Navigating the local ferries, searching for rooms on islands that … Read more

The Best Carry On Luggage For Every Trip Type

Open the storage cupboard in my house and it’s stacked with luggage. As someone who’s a frequent flyer, I’ve gathered a lot of suitcases over the years and I now seem to have one for every kind of trip. From lightweight carry on to hard shell luggage, to soft travel packs that squeeze into airline overhead bins, in this article I’ll share the best carry on luggage for every trip. I don’t have a lot of recommendations because I don’t think you need them. If you’re not sure about switching to carry on, I’ve listed the pros and cons below. … Read more

Your Ultimate Trip Planning Guide – Save Time & Money

Welcome on board! Don’t you love it when you hear those words on a flight? I do, and I guess you do too, which is why you’re here. In this guide I’ll share my best time and money saving travel tips. Here’s what we’ll cover: Taking the pain (and expense) out of trip planning Anybody else hate packing? How to do it properly Destination guides to make your trip great What to do when your trip goes wrong How to make your solo or long term trip happen I send out occasional emails with updates – sometimes personal, sometimes chit-chat, … Read more