City Travel

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

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 done one thing, it’s caused… Read more →

Is Uber safe to use? As a solo female traveller who uses Uber for 90% of rides, I'll share my experience of Uber and introduce the many drivers I've met.... Read more →
Alternative Amsterdam Noord Clink Noord

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 area of Amsterdam that’s situated… Read more →

If you're looking to explore alternative Amsterdam then get yourself to Amsterdam Noord: creatives, craft brews and all the cool kids. Here's 7 secret spots... Read more →
Lower East Side History

Lower East Side History: In Pictures and Stories

I’ve heard it said so many times: “the United States has no history”. I’ve even head that statement from Americans themselves. Usually when they’re exploring Europe. But those who make this claim clearly haven’t given the matter much thought; and they’ve certainly not spent any time in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Visit this trendy neighbourhood today and it’s easy to miss the… Read more →

Lower East Side history is a tale that has unfolded over centuries from immigration to cultural diversity to food traditions, depression and progression.... Read more →
The Ginstitute

The Ginstitute: Making Your Own Gin in London

The Ginstitute has been on my radar (gindar?) for a while. In fact, all the way back in 2013 I listed it as one of the things I wanted to try in London. It took me a few years to get around to it (these things can’t be rushed) but with a friend’s big birthday coming up – the kind… Read more →

Thinking of booking the Ginstitute, a gin blending experience in London? Read this honest review about the day including venue, booking & value for money.... Read more →
3 Days in San Diego: What to See and Do

3 Days in San Diego: What to See and Do

With a history that pans back over 10,000 years, 3 days in San Diego might prove a bit of a challenge if you’re trying to squeeze everything in…but it’s going to be a fun challenge. 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… Read more →

From the harbour to Gas Lamp, beaches & La Jolla, here's how to spend 3 days in San Diego, complete with recommendations for where to eat, drink and sleep.... Read more →
Alternative Venice

Alternative Venice: 10 Things NOT To Do (and 10 To Do Instead)

If you’re looking for alternative Venice – a way to escape the crowds and make the most of this over-visited city, read on… UPDATED FOR 2017 to include new food, drink, accommodation and suggested activities in Venice. I hated Venice the first time I visited. I felt cheated, hustled, robbed (some of Venice’s prices should be criminal) and utterly underwhelmed…. Read more →

Alternative Venice sightseeing. What to do in Venice & how to see the sights without the crowds: try these 10 best things to do in Venice. UPDATED for 2017.... Read more →
London South Bank Walk

London South Bank Walk: The Best Sights to See

Once upon a time, South London wasn’t a very desirable place. It was the part of London that was the home of asylums, prisons and taverns of ill repute. Little did our medieval ancestors know that with these ‘features’ they were laying the foundations for one of London’s most exciting tourist enclaves. Think of London’s attractions and the South Bank is… Read more →

The best sights to see on a London South Bank Walk for free with pictures, route map and food and drink recommendations. See some of London's oldest bits.... Read more →
One day in warsaw

One Day in Warsaw: What to See and Do

Want to find out how to spend on day in Warsaw? Read on… I’d respectfully like to disagree…. No, not just for the sake of it (though I am prone to bouts of that from time to time). I specifically want to disagree with all those articles about Poland that recklessly tell people to skip Warsaw. I’ve fallen into that travel… Read more →

Planning to spend one day in Warsaw? Here's what to see and do as well as recommendation for where to eat and where to stay.... Read more →
How to use the tube in London

How to Use the Tube in London (Without Pissing off the Locals)

Want to find out how to use the Tube in London (without pissing off the locals)? Read on… I’ve been using the Tube in London a lot recently and as I’m no longer living or working in the Capital, I’m starting to see the underground transport network in a whole new light. Sure, the Tube is awesome – it’s one of… Read more →

Want to know how to use the Tube in London, without getting killed by a local? Follow these 10 tips from someone who used to be a local herself.... Read more →
How to Spend 3 Nights in Krakow for £100 (including flights)

How to Spend 3 Nights in Krakow for £100 (including flights)

Want to know how to enjoy 3 nights in Krakow without spending more than £100 (including flights), read on.  “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… Read more →

You don't need to be rich to travel. For £100 you can spend 3 nights in Krakow. From budget accommodation to off-peak travel and free tours, find out how.... Read more →