The Best Things To Do In San Diego – An Itinerary

With a history that pans back over 10,000 years, it can be hard to squeeze everything in…but it’s fun trying. 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 visit), I ended up lingering for close to a … Read more

The 18 Best Things To Do In Venice – Italy

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I hated Venice the first time I visited. I felt cheated, hustled and robbed (some of Venice’s prices should be criminal). Venice wasn’t the Italy I loved. It was an anomaly to write off as a bad experience. Yet, every city deserves a second chance, so I tried again, again and again. In those repeat … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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

How to use the tube in London

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

The Best Places to Eat Italian in Greenwich Village

The last time I ate Italian food in New York I was taken to a tourist joint just off Times Square, which felt a little bit like walking onto a replica set of the Godfather. Diners were sat with red-checked waxy napkins tucked into their collars, twirling and forking colossal mounds of tomato drenched spaghetti and fist-sized meatballs into their mouths. As … Read more

Best Gifts for Travelers

Best gifts for travellers

What are the best gifts for travelers? When I had a static location and endless cupboards to stash my possessions (instead of a nylon rucksack for my home), gift shopping for me was much simpler. These days, as family and friends watch me select clothes based on weight and drying speed, I can understand the trickery they … Read more

30 Best Things To Do in Washington DC

Things to do in washington dc

Washington DC is absolutely packed with famous, significant, historic sights. Even if you’d rather swim with sharks than talk politics, there’s something fascinating about seeing The White House or standing on the steps where Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. Not sure where to start with your sightseeing? Here’s my … Read more

What & Where to Eat in New Orleans

Want to know what and where to eat in New Orleans? From fine dining complete with 25¢ martinis (yep, you heard me right) to the best breakfast in New Orleans (hint: beignets) – brunches, lunches, dinners and cocktails, I spent a week expanding my waistline in the Big Easy and in this New Orleans food blog, I’ll … Read more