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 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

Inside The Statue of Liberty – Are Crown Access Tickets Worth It?

close up of the statue of liberty crown

I’ve already written about how to visit the Statue of Liberty including ticket types, tours, cruises, how to see the Statue of Liberty for free and how to get to the Statue of Liberty. In this article, I’ll cover something very specific – are Crown Access tickets worth it. I’ll then give a little info on what you can see and do at Liberty Island (where the Statue of Liberty lives). You can then decide which type of Statue of Liberty ticket to hunt down – and I say hunt because it can feel like that if you don’t book … Read more

15 Must-Visit Cities in Vietnam

Vietnam is an incredible country and a popular tourist destination for a reason. The rich culture, good food, and lush nature are perfect for any traveler. Each city in Vietnam is unique, with different sights to see and food to taste. It might be hard to decide where to go. Here are ten must-visit cities in Vietnam that I recommend. 1. Hanoi Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, and definitely a place that I recommend every tourist to visit. Just like Ho Chi Minh City (below), ordering at least one bowl of pho is a must. Once you’re set, … Read more

20 Very Best Things To Do In Puglia Italy

round white trulli houses with thatched roofs in Alberobello puglia italy

Puglia has much to boast about: skirted by both the Adriatic and Ionian seas, the heel of Italy’s boot is a dichotomy of flat, sandy coastal lands and hilly interior, scattered with olive trees . A pioneer of the slow food movement, where the simple life dominates, Puglia is the real dolce vita; yet it remains relatively untrampled by international tourists.  In this guide to the best things to do in Puglia, I’ll introduce you to a part of Italy you may not have met before and by the end of this article, I’m sure you’ll be adding Puglia to your Italy bucket … Read more

Is Dubai Safe? Local Laws & What To Wear

street art in Dubai

You’re probably here because you’re considering a trip to Dubai and, like me, one of the first things you googled was is Dubai safe? And then you were possibly confronted with horror stories of tourists being locked up for eternity because of what seems like a minor infraction – breaking of rules that aren’t serious rules back home (swearing…holding hands). It’s enough to make you cancel your plans before you’ve even made them. I urge you to pause. I had the same concerns. I did my research. I went to Dubai and Abu Dhabi and had one of the best … Read more

20 Fun Things To Do In Tijuana Mexico

Baja California Road Trip Itinerary Tijuana Monumental Arch

Tijuana is always a good idea. Whether you’re heading south of the border to cut loose or it’s the starting point of your epic Baja California road trip, in this post I’ll share with you 20 fun things to do in Tijuana Mexico.  I’ve visited a few times and I’ve never had anything other than a good time. If you are worried about safety, I have written about that in a separate post, which also covers how to get to Tijuana from San Diego.  And if you’re on that epic Baja California road trip, you can read my post taking that … Read more

21 Best Things To Do In New Orleans

“You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you’d probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t. But we’ll try not to judge you while we’re in your town.” These words were penned by journalist Chris Rose in a Letter to America after Hurricane Katrina. The letter went viral but the spirit of New Orleans captured in this letter has … Read more

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 different factors, including your personal budget and what exactly you plan to do in London. By the way, here’s my list of the 50 best things to do in London in case you were not sure what to do in London.  Where to Stay in … Read more

50 Best Things to do in London England

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, from people taking day trips from other parts of the UK, to those flying all the way from the other side of the planet to visit one of the world’s most diverse, beautiful and exciting cities. Between its charming medieval streets seeping with history and the modern glass skyscrapers above, there’s probably enough going on in the capital to write an article on the 500 top things to do in London. However, to leave a little spontaneity to your trip, I’ve narrowed it down the 50 best things … Read more